Police heavily criticised for 2007 Tuhoe Raids – Police actions “contrary to law” – report
(Radio NZ) A landmark report has heavily criticised the police for illegally searching and detaining people, and for setting up unlawful roadblocks, during the Urewera raids in October 2007. The Independent Police Conduct Authority on Wednesday released the findings of its investigation of the ...Continue Reading...
Tuhoe set to become more independent
(RadioNZ) The Prime Minister says New Zealanders have nothing to fear from Tuhoe becoming more independent of the Government over the next few decades. The tribe has agreed to settle its historical grievances with the Crown in return for $170 million of compensation, an apology and more control ...Continue Reading...
Te Urewera to be returned to Tuhoe (+video)
(Te Karere) It has been announced that Te Urewera National Park will return to Ngai Tuhoe over a five-year period. A group made up of representatives from the Crown and the iwi will manage the National Park until Tuhoe builds capacity to manage all its operations. It will include over $4mil ...Continue Reading...
Confirmed: No retrial for Urewera Four
(CHARLES ANDERSON, stuff.co.nz) The Urewera Four will not be retried on charges of being part of an organised criminal group. Fairfax understands when the case is called in the High Court at Auckland tomorrow, the Crown will not seek a retrial. It has the option of asking for one. The mammoth ...Continue Reading...
Crown spends millions and loses | Urewera 4 not guilty of being terrorists
Headline by TangataWhenua.com (article by NZ Herald | Edward Gay) The “Urewera Four” have been found guilty of some firearms charges but the jurors were not able to reach a decision on the lead charge of belonging to an organised criminal group. The public gallery, which has been ...Continue Reading...
Tuhoe Raids | A Simple History of What’s Happened in Court Since 15th October 2007
By Annemarie Thorby The Simple Facts Over four years ago in New Zealand, on October 15th 2007, more than 300 police carried out dawn raids on scores of houses. That was the day more than 60 homes up and down the country were raided, 17 people arrested and the Tuhoe community of Ruatoki, a small [...]Continue Reading...
Update for Tuhoe whanui
Tuhoe Te Uru Taumatua The Board met 27 January. Amongst their agenda was the appointment of the new Chief Executive. Six Degrees the national Recruitment Agency specialising in executive placements was selected to run the appointment process. They reported to the Board 17 applications who they ...Continue Reading...
Public Hui on Urewera Raids to be held
The October 15th Solidarity group is hosting a public meeting about one of the most important political court cases to happen in this country, the “terror raids” – on Friday, 3 February, at 6pm in the Mezzanine Meeting Room of the Central Library, Wellington. It will be an opportunity for ...Continue Reading...
Tuhoe Fisheries AGM to be held
The Annual General Meeting for the Tuhoe Fisheries Charitable Trust will be held on 4 February 2012 at Tanatana Marae. Pohiri is at 9 a.m. followed by a cup of tea and then the hui will commence at 10 a.m. The chairperson is Matt Te Pou. Please attend – a quorum of 50 is required [...]Continue Reading...
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