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Two bus-loads of Ngai Tūhoe whānaunga have travelled to Wellington to be guests of the police, in a further step to repair relations between both parties. Links were severely strained when officers carried out armed Te Urewera Raids of 2007. Tuhoe students gather to make the trip to Wellington. Photo: Te Uru Taumatua Ninety one Tūhoe people - 73 of them tamariki - have come by bus to the capital. In the words of the Tūhoe...

A Tūhoe whānau representative is thanking police commissioner for keeping his Te Urewera raids apology promise by inviting rangatahi to Wellington. Huka Williams of Tūhoe. Photo: RNZ / Eru Rerekura More than 70 children were on a tour of the capital, visiting places such as the police college and Te Papa. This afternoon, on a hot day in the city, they were taken to Te Rauparaha Arena's Aquatic Centre for a swim and a...

When police carried out their infamous terror raids against Tuhoe eight years ago, children were among the most affected. In one incident, armed police surrounded a school bus. Police have already apologised for the hurt they caused and today a group of Tuhoe children came to Wellington as guests of the police. Many Tuhoe children were scared of the police after the raids eight years ago. Today they walked into the police college...

Ngai Tuhoe kaumatua Tame Iti says the Government has not allowed the public to understand new anti-terror laws. Tame Iti Photo: RNZ / Graeme Acton If passed, the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill would allow the Security Intelligence Service to carry out surveillance without a warrant for 48 hours and extend possible passport cancellations. The bill passed has passed its first reading and public submissions, which only...

Kunere Timoti will never forget the armed police raids. Photo / Mark Mitchell Children who were caught up in 2007 Urewera "terror" raids have been invited by police to travel to Wellington as they seek to rebuild trust with the community. The Tuhoe iwi posted on its Facebook page that the police had invited rangatahi from Ruatoki and Taneatua who were impacted by the raids to take part in the trip to the...

A trip planned for children who were caught up in the 2007 Urewera raids has come under fire.  An invitation by Police to children of Ruātoki to travel to Wellington has some from the communities of Ruātoki and Taneatua sceptical about the motive behind the invitation. It's a scene that has been etched into the soul of those who were raided by police in Te Urewera. Te Waiarani Harawira says, “When my younger brother and...

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