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Artist Tame Iti is so impressed by the work of young creatives from James Street School he has invited them to exhibit their pieces at the Taneatua...

The lack of civility so often ascribed to Tame Iti is now ascribed to the Crown and Government thanks to the activist's representation in the media, writes Dr Julie Cupples We are all familiar with the white celebrities—George Clooney, Bob Geldof, Bono, Angelina Jolie—who publicly embrace humanitarian causes and become famous for their activism as well as their acting, musical or sporting talent. There is, however, an...

Gathered together watching kapa haka and remembering his legacy is an apt way to off one of Tuhoe's greatest cultural exponents, Te Makarini Temara. As people made their way to Hastings on Wednesday for the start of the national Kapa Haka competition, Te Matatini, news that Mr Temara had died was beginning to filter...

Tame Iti has returned to the Te Urewera plains where he was accused of running terrorist training camps 10 years ago - this time to focus on his artwork   Tame Iti is in his kitchen making toast.   He is back living in his home, a year back on tribal land after his time in a state prison. His family lives all around, brother out back, river at the front.    "This is Tūhoe country girl,"...

After visiting the iconic Te Wharehou o Tūhoe building in Tāneatua, 13-year-old Haeora Boynton-Rata, made a firm promise to become an architect. It's news that reached the Jasmax team, designers behind the one-of-a-kind building, and today Haeora's family found themselves spending the day with their architects.   Haeora Boynton-Rata spends much of his time drawing, and four years ago as a nine-year-old, he figured out a...

Six weeks out from the Te Matatini frestival in Hastings, former champions Te Waka Huia are paying homage to the tribal connections of their beloved teacher Dr Ngāpō Wehi. They were welcomed alongside Te Manu Huia onto Ngāhina Marae in Ruatoki to acknowledge the legacy of long time tutor, the late Dr Ngāpō Wehi, QSM.   The Wehi family continues to feel the loss of their father, renowned exponent of Māori culture and arts...

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