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Scientists are investigating a special blend of native plants and common spices in the hope it may help prevent some types of cancer. The kīnaki is the brainchild of the late Ngahuia Hare Lena of Tūhoe. Her whānau have joined forces with AgResearch scientists to test its potential as a food in the fight against cancer.


Retaining Tūhoe unique culture

Kapa haka took center stage at the Tūhoe Festival in Rotorua today.

Over the years it’s become a way of retaining Tūhoe unique culture for its youth which has been encouraged by compulsory items such as ‘Karanga, te whakatū waewae, wero, rau rākau and mōteatea.

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Rua Kēnana descendants meet with Māori Development Minister ahead of statutory pardon

By Online News - Rereātea

Ngā Toenga o ngā Tamariki a Iharaira Uri o Maungapōhatu Trustees and Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell will meet today ahead of the signing of an agreement to progress a statutory pardon for Ngāi Tūhoe prophet, Rua Kēnana. 


Rua Kēnana followers and descendants want to revive Iharaira faith

By Mānia Clarke

Followers and descendants of Tūhoe prophet Rua Kēnana want to revive their Israelite religion. They gathered for their last whānau hui in Rotorua, ahead of a statutory apology they will soon receive, for the illegal wrong-doings by the crown to their spiritual leader and his followers over a century ago.


Te Hui Ahurei a Tūhoe mauri handed to Mataatua Marae

By Mānia Clarke

Ruatoki has handed over the mauri of Te Hui Ahurei a Tūhoe to next year's hosts, Te Kapa Haka o Mataatua ki Rotorua. Ruatoki, delegates from each kapa haka of Te Hui Ahurei and the Hui Ahurei a Tūhoe governance group were welcomed at Mataatua Marae, where the ceremony took place.


Prophet Rua Kenana lives on

One hundred years ago, Māori Prophet Rua Kenana Hepetipa, was arrested at Maungapōhatu.  Yesterday marked the date of his arrest and an event commemorating the fact, was held by his people at Te Mapou Marae, Maungapōhatu.