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The Ruatoki valley blazes as Tuhoe stands tall

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The Tuhoe people of the Urewera region have suffered since a Crown invasion and persecution from the 1860's. It is January 16th 2005 Sunday in the Ruatoki valley. A Waitangi Tribunal hearing has been called. Tuhoe are waiting to meet the visitors many are on horseback. Determined to remind the Crown of these many wrongdoings, Tuhoe have come out in force.

A young Tuhoe tribesman, tino rangatiratanga flag in hand, riding a horse bareback, gallops down the valley to where the Crown is waiting reminiscent of times of when prophet-warrior Te Kooti rode thru these tribal lands during his armed-guerilla campaign to save Maori lands from an increasingly greedy British settler population. The flag flutters a symbol of resistance against colonisation and the Crown sponsored theft of indigenous lands.

Dozens of Tuhoe on horses follow behind him.

The Crown is carried by horse-drawn cart across the 'aukati line' or confiscation line toward Tauarau Marae at Ruatoki, they are greeted by 600 chanting Tuhoe. Those on horseback have begun a tirade of insults and curses.

Another tribesman appears from the sidelines he has a burning banner in his hand. - He yells "Haere mai! Kei te hiakai a Tuhoe!" -which roughly translates as- "Come here! Tuhoe is hungry"

Five cars lying on their sides about 100m apart on alternate sides of the road are set alight as the horse-drawn procession approaches the line.
Bonfires are lit between the cars. These ahi-cars symbolise a re-enactment of when the Crown practiced a scorched earth policy in the area during the 1860s. A policy which saw an invasion of Tuhoe where many were killed, exiled, arrested, with villages razed to the ground.

There is graffiti on the cars with slogans like - 'Return stolen lands' and 'Ropata Wahawaha scumbag' a reference to Ropata Wahawaha a Maori who fought on the side of the crown against Maori during the 1860s Land Wars.

It is obvious to all that the tribe, Tuhoe, is angry and rightly so.

Kaiwero-challengers are gathered at the confiscation line smeared with mud, many of these naked male warriors and semi-naked warrior women are adorned with ta-moko. The hated confiscation line was established after the 1865 killings of the Reverend Carl Volkner at Opotiki and Government agent James Fulloon at Whakatane, but was said at the time to be in response to rebellion. This resulted in the 200,000 hectare Urewera National park and other parts of the eastern Bay of Plenty being illegally confiscated by the Crown.

Guns shots reverberate around the gathering adding to the atmosphere of this highly charged crowd. Manawa-wera and other types of haka also boom down the Ruatoki valley from the confiscation line. The authorities frown on the use of guns at traditional gatherings but this is Tuhoe country. The gun is not an uncommon addition at traditional gatherings in these parts.

Well known Tuhoe figure Tame Iti steps before the Haka party and delivers a whakapohane, a baring of the buttocks, a number of the haka party make further gestures of defiance.

The procession continues where there are traditional challenges issued from every marae on the way to Tauarau Marae. There Tame Iti ceremonially shoots the New Zealand flag the rituals of encounter continue for some time and then are over.

Later Tame Iti later elaborates "We wanted them to feel the heat and smoke, and Tuhoe outrage and disgust at the way we have been treated for 200 years,"

"(The Crown) destroyed people's homes and burned their crops and we wanted them to feel that yesterday. We wanted to demonstrate to them what it feels like being powerless."

"The confiscation and subsequent colonisation have had a devastating effect on Tuhoe over the past 100 years."

On reflection bystander Iri Akarana-Rewi of Ngapuhi said "Maori culture has lost something, it has become catalogued and contained on performance stages at kapa haka festivals, Tuhoe have taken it off the stage and used it to challenge the powers that be and here it is where it should be in all its honest intensity, in the valleys, on the roads and streets a functioning part of everyday life.

My uncle once said that the struggle of people against power was the same as the struggle of remembering against forgetting.

Today Tuhoe has chosen not to forget, today Tuhoe has shown us the way."

gallery of images
http://www.aocafe.com/forums/album_cat.php?cat_id=6

interview with Ati Teepa (video quicktime) http://aotearoa.wellington.net.nz/vids/tuhoeclaims.mov

right-wing pakeha/white media (video media-player)
http://tvnz.co.nz/view/video_popup_windows_skin/468986

profiling Tame Iti
http://aotearoa.wellington.net.nz/he/tame.html

info on Te Kooti
http://www.aocafe.com/te_kooti/

Comments

Re: The Ruatoki valley blazes as Tuhoe stands tall

Tautoko te mana motuhake o Tuhoe!!!!!!
Choice alright!!!
Such kai for our spirits, that spirit of resistance and independence within te iwi maori katoa.
You guys rock!!!!!

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guerilla theatre maori style! go tuhoe!

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Ana! Kainga i ngä ure o te pakeha! Kua roa rawa tätou e noho wahangü ana. E ara Tuhoe, kia kite ai i tö tatou mana, tö tatou rangatiratanga. Whakahokia mai tö tätou whenua..."I haere whenua atu, me whakahoki whenua mai"
I for one am proud, that for once OUR voice was heard. I am glad that they FEEL our heat, our mana, our love, and the feeling of hate when they burnt MY tipuna and pushed others towards the manemanerau. Like how people now feel about murderers in prison, is how I will feel towards pakeha colonialists who burnt my ancestors - murderers. I may have adapted to the life we live now, but I will never back down to being heard!

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Big thanks to Smash The State Productions (STS Productions) for doing up that little video clip for us:

http://aotearoa.wellington.net.nz/vids/tuhoeclaims.mov

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What a kool way to portray what was done to our people. Those are MEMORIES memories not forgotten, we care im proud to stand with our uri...

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good one tuuhoe, keep it up the war for liberation, we support your revolution. kia kaha koutou mee aa taatau kaupapa...
2hoe

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good one tuuhoe, keep it up the war for liberation, we support your revolution. kia kaha koutou mee aa taatau kaupapa...
2hoe

Re: The Ruatoki valley blazes as Tuhoe stands tall

good one tuuhoe, keep it up the war for liberation, we support your revolution. kia kaha koutou mee aa taatau kaupapa...
2hoe

Re: The Ruatoki valley blazes as Tuhoe stands tall

No surprises that the Crown agent media, both Maori and Pakeha, tried to demonize these people and relegate them to the rantings of an isolated group. Thank you to Indigimedia for this wonderful insight into the goings on of the day.

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My Iwi challenged the Waitangi Tribunal in a way that it should be done. The Tribunal were not impressed at the tirade of insults and curses.
What the Tribunal went through is nothing compared to what my tipuna suffered when the Colonising Government implemented the SCORCHED EARTH POLICY(Te Urupatu)
Much respect to Indigimedia for their artical.
As my nephew said: "Haere mai! Kei te hiakai a Tuhoe!" -which roughly translates as- "Come here! Tuhoe is hungry"

"Toku ora toku Tuhoetanga". . .TUHOE. . . . AU. . . . AU. . . . AU
Na te Kaiwhakahaere mo "Nga Tamariki o te Kohu"
HAU PAIMARIRE

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as there are no maori as such all this is wonderfull make believe. quite pathetic. In comparison to South American natives and Asian tribes, the maori or is it moory or whatever the trend is today, are laughable...let us have more Chinese and Indonesians and Ethiopians here and be done with this funny stuff..

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Kia kaha Tuhoe!

007 is a wally

007 you are a wally. I would have been there myself if Helen would have let me. ps if I see you around ill hit you with my whiskey glasses.

chur
winnie

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The Colonised will never understand. Nor do they want to understand, as New Zealand progresses into the 21st Century, aided by Parliament who confiscated the largest Maori right in the history of the country, assisted by Male Maori Members of Parliament, who will be recorded in history as Maori traitors. Kia Kaha Tuhoe.

Re: The Ruatoki valley blazes as Tuhoe stands tall

Tena koutou katoa nga tangata o Aotearoa.
Tino pai rawa atu Tuhoe mo Otautahi.
I have passed this story around to many of your whanau down here and their message to home is we wish the hell we could have been there. It has been too long in the coming and how can the hurt be swepted under the mat.
As a Tauiwi I am totally blown away by you Tuhoe. Not surprised, because I know a little about Tuhoe. Thanks for all those who were involved in bringing this story not only to Tuhoe and Maori katoa but so white New Zealand so they can sense some of where maori are and want to be. Kia kaha te Mana o Tuhoe, E tuu kaha mo te reo,te tikanga,te whenua, nga tipuna,nga mokopuna.

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kia ora kotou e paanui ana i weenei I-Meera, for someone that was envolved in the poohiri, feeling the hot and melting tarseal, the sorching sun upon oneself, the aura of smoke and heat from the fires, the feeling of anger that made your hair stand up while waiting for the manuhiri to arrive and all the intensity that surrounded the day, it was an awesome feeling, you had to be there to experience it. The pain that you felt would have been nothing what our TIPUNA endoured in those days, so to all of Tuuhoe and other IWI that were there, it was a proud day for ME and i hope it was for YOU. E ai ki ngaa koorero a te matua tangata "KIA TAAWHARAUTIA A MATAATUA"

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Police Under Pressure To Charge Tame Iti
Video:
http://xtra.co.nz/broadband/0,,10979-4073131-56,00.html (56k modems)
http://xtra.co.nz/broadband/0,,10979-4073131-300,00.html (Broadband)

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Police Under Pressure To Charge Tame Iti
Video:
http://xtra.co.nz/broadband/0,,10979-4073131-56,00.html (56k modems)
http://xtra.co.nz/broadband/0,,10979-4073131-300,00.html (Broadband)

007 is a fool

007 .. im sure you will have just as much success with Chinese, Asian, South American, Ethiopian and in fact any intelligent person in convincing them that you know what you are talking about ... wake up

Re: The Ruatoki valley blazes as Tuhoe stands tall

Whaia te iti kahurangi
ki te tuohu koe me maunga teitei.
KIA KAHA TUHOE
TINO RANGATIRATANGA

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Kia Kaha Tame Iti Raua ko Tuhoe Nation,
i am only 14 and only now i have found out i am a moko of the great tuhoe toa who fought for their lands and freedom, its about time we showed them what tuhoe is all about.

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i enjoy eating poopoos

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thank you playmates for your wonderfully insightful comments. It is all make believe; a moory er? worria on a horse??? A bit Hollywood red Indian stuff, Perhaps? A white man's idea= the horse. There should have been a Ford or Wain with a six shoot that never runs out of puku filler that always hits the spot. Reminds one of a prattle given by some mowree oldie about some pile of no hopers he belongs to who once were a great , powerful nation ,and that this power and greatness will be re established. what? which one? when? Never never land. White man give big heap house, heap car , heap information , law order justice understanding this internet, the flag to represent freedom of expression......... It is the pakeha that gives the name Maori to canibals and the name Aotearoa to the islands on which the savages found pleasure in enslaving and murdering each other . It is the white man that gives form to aboriginal aroha .What would life be like under Maori authority, what would happen here? As those in Maoridom who are in authority have most pakeha blood with lots of pakeha savvy,what would happen to the lazy?

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it's lovely to see the whiteboy on this site, to let the Maori know how really important they are to the whiteboy - not far from your thoughts joining our white blood with Maori shows us whiteboys we are cannibals too. my white ancestors signed a pact with Maori - to bad our ancestors aren't here to see that their fight for fairness has landed on the ignoramous such as this idiot who belittles us white fellows. Believe you me my Maori bretheren - not all us white blokes are like that - punks like this makes me shamed to be linked to any Pakeha race - I apologise on behalf of my ancestors for the waste of space this clown is to our heritage - thank G.O.D he's a dying race just like cancer - My Maori brethren - Just to let you know how really insecure the whiteboy is - He needs you and this sight - i know who he is - he was adopted out - and his mother's family is aboringinee - he's a throw back - can't handle - and lashes out in this way - Be careful whiteboy I'll have to expose yooooouuuu

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it's lovely to see the whiteboy on this site, to let the Maori know how really important they are to the whiteboy - not far from your thoughts joining our white blood with Maori shows us whiteboys we are cannibals too. my white ancestors signed a pact with Maori - to bad our ancestors aren't here to see that their fight for fairness has landed on the ignoramous such as this idiot who belittles us white fellows. Believe you me my Maori bretheren - not all us white blokes are like that - punks like this makes me shamed to be linked to any Pakeha race - I apologise on behalf of my ancestors for the waste of space this clown is to our heritage - thank you Lord he's a dying race just like cancer - My Maori brethren - Just to let you know how really insecure the whiteboy is - He needs you and this site - i know who he is - he was adopted out - and his mother's family is aboringinee - he's a throw back - can't handle - and lashes out in this way - Be careful whiteboy I'll have to expose yooooouuuu

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Sooo misinformed!
007 is in denial about the land theives, who stole to get their big huge houses, cars, and whatever else.

007 forgets that many cannibals existed in Europe too back in the medievil days. Not to mention the "animal-loving" practices bought with them when they entered Aotearoa.

To this day they are still trying to hybridise with animals (as in farmer joe and daisy the cow) through genetic engineering.

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No sweat. 007 and his mates sold their G.O.D for land - his G.O.D wasn't worth much anyway - and whats dirt? Leave the poor oof to play with himself - he's addicted to Maori like a fix - got to have his daily touch - humor him and look after him - we need a creature like this. To remind us why we are so privillaged to be Maori -
We use the whole of the brain - not the dot he's inherited - he can't take himself out of that square. He's jailed in it - that's why he uses this site to show US how really H.A.N.D.I.C.A.P.P.E.D THE POOR FELLOW IS - WE OF MAORIDOM SEND OUR COMMISSERATIONS TO YOU THEIR OUR FOREIGN BROTHER!'TWO HOLES IN THE MIDDLE WITH A SEEEEVIN

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No sweat. 007 and his mates sold their G.O.D for land - his G.O.D wasn't worth much anyway - and whats dirt? Leave the poor oof to play with himself - he's addicted to Maori like a fix - got to have his daily touch - humor him and look after him - we need a creature like this. To remind us why we are so privillaged to be Maori -
We use the whole of the brain - not the dot he's inherited - he can't take himself out of that square. He's jailed in it - that's why he uses this site to show US how really H.A.N.D.I.C.A.P.P.E.D THE POOR FELLOW IS - WE OF MAORIDOM SEND OUR COMMISSERATIONS TO YOU THEIR OUR FOREIGN BROTHER!'TWO HOLES IN THE MIDDLE WITH A SEEEEVIN

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Whoever said this who are you talking about? and what are you talking about? You say you use all your brain? Aue!! Teena whakaarohia i mua i te tuhi. Ko ngaa taangata e orite ki a koe me oo koorero aha raanei ko ngaa taangata kua riro atu e te paakeha.

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Kare au i tae, heoi i rongo korero noa iho nei au mo tenei kaupapa. Me kii i tipu ake au i te taha o aku maatua tipuna - ratau katoa no roto o Ngai Tuhoe whaanui. Ratau katoa he tohunga no roto i te haahi Ringatu - he hautu i roto i o ratau whanau, hapu hoki. O ratau akoranga ki a au i taua wa - kia mau ki te rongopai, ki te rangimaarie me te matemateaone teetahi ki teetahi. Tenei momo, taa Tame Iti - no naa tonu nei tera. Kare o tatau maatua tipuna i penei. Ki a hau na - kai te toomuri tonu to tatau haere. E kore e taea te whakarereke i nga mahi o nanahi - heoi kai a tatau ano te tikanga mo nga tau kai te heke mai. E Tame - pehea o tatau uri? - kia rite ano ki a koe te ahua? Kai a Ihowa nei hoki te oranga mo tatau - he mea hanga naana te rangi me te whenua - ko ta tatau he awhi kau - he aroha noa ki te tangata - Pakeha mai, Maori mai, a he aha atu ranei. Kua ahatia tatau e te iwi? Kua whakaitia kee tatau i te ingoa o Tuhoe Pootiki! Ara kee nga raawaho e tirohia mai ra me te kii ano kua rite ra tatau ki te kuri te ahua! Kare au mo te whakaae ki tera.

My Tuhoe heritage extends from Tamakaimoana at Maungapohatu to the Waimana Valley; to Ngati Rongokarae ki Ruatoki; Te Whanau Pani ki Te Kahikatea; Ngai Turanga ki Kutarere me Te Whanau a Tairongo ki Ohiwa Moana; me Tuhoe Potiki ki Rotorua ara ki Mataatua. As a member of the Tuhoe tribe, I recall what an honour it was to grow up and be brought up in the midst of senior leaders of the Tuhoe Tribe. Ara, ko Te Rangihau tera, ko Piki tera, ko Te Haukainga tera, ko Te Kari tera, Ko Poai tera, ko Tipi tera me te maha atu. The leadership status of these men was not only attributed to the lineage from Tuhoe Potiki but owing to the fact that they were men of the faith - men whose same ancestors took refuge in the gospel brought to them by Te Kooti Rikirangi. As a child I recall a dedicated committment by elders to the recitation of scripture committed to memory morning, noon & night - a devotion to the creator of all to bring salvation to a people dispossed - a legacy for future generations. As well as this there was un unwaivering devotion to the retention of Tuhoe oral histories through the recitation of chant, waiata, haka & manawa were of which are still a part of me today for the purposes of my identity - I will always understand their past but I choose not to live in it. Both my father (Te Whanau Pani/ Kurikino) and mother (Upokorehe/ Whakatohea) were betrothed by kuia bearing the kauae. As matakite of their tribes, they were to see the benefit of such union through the sharing of resources and allegiances to each other through the teachings of Te Kooti. Approximately 200 people died of starvation in Ruatahuna during the bout of crusades undertaken by the Government in accordance with the scorched earth policy towards the end of the last century. Hence my mothers people were able to support those who survived with the abundance of kaimoana from Ohiwa & Te Ahi Aua ki Waiotahe - they never ever spoke of the ill-treatment given them in the past as they did not want us to bear that burden - but as I continue to understand all that they did for us in order for us to retain our identity in a modern world - I am grateful to God to be alive today. My family continue to be a part of this inheritance and many generations to come will also be befactors of this divine union; which brings me finally to my point -

1. What legacy are we wanting to leave behind to our children? That the only way for Tuhoe to survive is to hold unforgiveness towards the Kawanatanga. We can't change the past - but we can change our future. Basically all it comes down to is a choice. I want my tamariki & mokopuna to have the best of both worlds and to be proud of their Tuhoetanga. Not to carry on another century of hurts & grievances of past generations. Ultimately the only ones holding ourselves back are ourselves. I implore you my people - make a choice that will impact the future of your uri - ko ratau nga rangatira mo aapopo.
2. What sort of leadership do we as descendants of Tuhoe aspire to in this day in age? To bare my arse on National Television smothered in mud and slinging profanities is hardly what I'd call honorable! Come on people - the guerilla tactics of yesteryear are for the Osamas of this day & age - my back yard would be the last place I'd ever expect to see such carry on! If this is the sort of leadership you want your children to aspire to - then I am afraid our iwi is destined for disaster.
Our tamariki need positive role-models who are able to help them achieve all that they can in their lifetime here on earth - and to develop the potential that they posess.Our tamariki shouldn't have to wield the name Tuhoe with shame. I'm over seing my tipuna's name in the headlines & connected with spitting, arse-bearing and paua poaching. It's bloody shameless! You learned ones represent yourselves not me nor my family or those who have gone before me.

3. He aha te mana motuhake o Tuhoe? It's time to sit down and wananga what this really means. Is it to live independently of our foreign counterparts or is it to encourage our uri to uphold the most intrinsic parts of our Tuhoetanga whilst pursuing those things of this age that will not ultimately benefit our people but others and our future generations. Ki a hau na - it's time to give (moumou kai; moumou taonga; moumou tangata ki te po) and let's lose the slave mentality; the poverty mentality and the broken arse mentality. Get hard! Get over it! Get off our arses and make some serious changes - let's stop blaming everyone else for a change and take a bloody damn good look in the mirror at the fulla staring back and be honest - whose in control here?

Heoi hai korero whakamutunga - e kiia ana nga karaipiture "He honore, he kororia, he maungarongo ki te whenua, he whakaaro pai ki nga tangata katoa." For those of us who have limited understanding of the Word this means exactly what it means: Glory & honour to God, peace upon the earth & goodwill to all man kind." You don't have to read between the lines folks: I think our kuia & koroua knew what they were talking about everytime they opened up for karakia. I am believing for you Tuhoe: and praying for you also.

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ONCE AGAIN, DECILE 0NE.......WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE HERE IF THE MAORI WERE IN CHARGE OF THE PORTFOLIO ? ....... note; it was very low key at 'why tanned be?'. M. Turia, the white girl with the sun tan, needs the pakeha support...no silly stuff from the bros this time;she don like da spit an da flin o da muck an da exposition o da exhaust...she no fool she know where her dole acom from......

Re: 007

007 you racist mole - get a life. I ain't on the dole and certainly pay my taxes dickhead. Who cares who's at the top. As long as they got their head screwed on.

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RE : WAKAUNUA , 1.2.3. reads well .So positive and alive and pro life.........not now 1840. what was it like to live then? no one knows. all make believe now. when a pile of teenagers pretends to represent the past = 100 + years ago, it becomes sad. when these halfcasts are illiterate, narrow minded and drunk it is grotesque and stupid.The true blooded Maori of 1836 the REAL maori were extremely fortunate they met the British who were just then developing a universal social conscience. Just make believe this= Portugese arrive and colonise; all natives dead within two generations. Spanish arrive; slavery of the most cruel form very few savages left ,replaced by niggers. French arrive ; take it or leave it but you are the property of the State. Americans; reservations with free gut-rot laced with a tincture of arsenic.Ask the Hawaians. They wanted the British they still have the Union Jack. They got the Yanks. Who are the Hawaians? Japanese!...........SO WHAT IS THE REAL PROBLEM FOR YOU? WHY ARE YOU SUCH A CURIOSITY? WHY ARE YOU THE WHITE MANS BURDEN? you are not clowns but you are laughed at!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!It is not in our stars but in ourselves that we are underlings-----as Shakespear would have it.

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Scream all you like 007, Tuhoe are here to stay, and were gonna see a lot more of that from them whether you like it or not. No doubt I can imagine you're feeling as uncomfortable as can be at the moment at what you see here. Keep screaming, I mean really, were listening...

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2much the re-enactment, it was soo cool made you think of the yester years aye. My whakapapa goes back to Tutakakangahau, direct descendent. Awesome to see I am sure you all made an impact to alot of people

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I am a sort of hereditary apologist for the Anglo Saxon race. So, sorry for the delay, I apologise without reserve, here and now, for anything and everything we have done that has ever annoyed anyone living beyond our traditional homeland in Saxony, or wherever it was.

Now we must unscramble the egg. I humbly suggest that, as each individual on this planet is the result of a happy meeting between a particular sperm and a particular egg, odds millions to one against, none of us would be here if history had been minutely different before our personal conception. Biology is reasonably sure about that. Same egg, different sperm, different person, no you or me. Split second timing required. So there would be other Cornishmen, Zulus, Inuit, even Maori, justifiably angry about inexcusable past injustices by us, but just not the staunch folk we have now. This is not popular with tribal and national historians, I admit. It also means that all the people born on this planet since our own conception are partly our own creation - the children of all of us.

Pax, so we can tend the garden? Please just take back your fair share, as much as you can manage. I have trouble keeping the weeds out of my few acres, but maybe its easier in the Land of the Wrong White Crowd, which I think is your traditional name for your very beautiful islands.

PS, thanks for the Taupo trout. I got it with a spear, out of respect.

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I am a sort of hereditary apologist for the Anglo Saxon race. So, sorry for the delay, I apologise without reserve, here and now, for anything and everything we have done that has ever annoyed anyone living beyond our traditional homeland in Saxony, or wherever it was.

Now we must unscramble the egg. I humbly suggest that, as each individual on this planet is the result of a happy meeting between a particular sperm and a particular egg, odds millions to one against, none of us would be here if history had been minutely different before our personal conception. Biology is reasonably sure about that. Same egg, different sperm, different person, no you or me. Split second timing required. So there would be other Cornishmen, Zulus, Inuit, even Maori, justifiably angry about inexcusable past injustices by us, but just not the staunch folk we have now. This is not popular with tribal and national historians, I admit. It also means that all the people born on this planet since our own conception are partly our own creation - the children of all of us.

Pax, so we can tend the garden? Please just take back your fair share, as much as you can manage. I have trouble keeping the weeds out of my few acres, but maybe its easier in the Land of the Wrong White Crowd, which I think is your traditional name for your very beautiful islands.

PS, thanks for the Taupo trout. I got it with a spear, out of respect.

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so am I the only one who saw the tuhoe protestor throw ash in the face of one of the horses pulling the crown representatives? what'd that horse ever do to him? It didn't choose to serve the crown that day. Poor bloody horse. Wish it'd trampled the bugger. Otherwise go Tuhoe. Show the law what for. Next step is to get Kai Tahu to acknowledge Waitaha got here first. Kia Kaha!

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RE; Peterr Ravenscroft.....refined and artful ,calling for fine discrimination ;perhaps the idea is lost on the beneficiaries. However, you did not apologise for the Saxon foot on the mana of the Moon, both sets of Lunatics are disturbed: those up there and those on earth.

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"so am I the only one who saw the tuhoe protestor throw ash in the face of one of the horses pulling the crown representatives?"

Nope I saw it too, what the news didn't show was the same man later appologising to the horse and telling the horse he was actually aiming at the 'crown representatives'.

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Genocide? Obviously it didn't work very well.

Let us ask that ex-KGB biological weapons scientist the Health Department has employed to give us a few tips. Honk honk.

Glory be to her Gracious Majesty.

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Tena Koutou Katoa TUHOE. Tame Iti Tino Pai Rawa Atu Tona Mahi.We need more leaders like you straight up the guts no mucking around.
TUMEKE TUHOE!!!!!!

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what kind of leader is this for you? what type of creature would YOU follow?The Germans followed a LEADER; now they have Turks and Arabs! HaHa!!!!! What kind of country would this be if the moorys had a Heap Big Chief? They clobbered each other before the whites came;they spit on each other now........What would? NZ be like with a moory leader ? Tell the world what this place would be like lead be a straw hut full of gready loafers! (eg.the moory education trust and the 350 cars and the houses and the.... and...crazy stuff... laughable ,moory stuff). sick in body, sick in head and worst of all sick in spirit!!!!!!!!!!

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yeah tuhoe up all da wae matahi styles all da wae

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yeah Tuhoe Up!!! Matahi styles all tha way!!

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Ka pai Tuhoe kia kaha all da way

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thats some kick ass shit there!!! rock on revolutionaries!!!

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thank you kieran for hiding 007 under other........the question still remains>>>WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE IN NZ UNDER A MOORY LEADER WITH MOORY ADVISERS?

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"thank you kieran for hiding 007 under other........the question still remains>>>WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE IN NZ UNDER A MOORY LEADER WITH MOORY ADVISERS?"

Seems youre the only one thats sitting there pissing your pants thinking about that senario dumble-oh 7, can't you tell after 30 something posts that people are not taking you seriously, try fucking right off with that victorian colonial horshit to a website where people deeply care about your opinions, say www.stormfront.org ?

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kia ora from brisbane, to much tuhoe. that sounds kick ass. hope the other iwi rock it up too.

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thank you decile 10 for your participation...all for your level...entertaining at lowest common...no matter how low the standards are set for you...you manage to find an even lower standard...this is reasuring as nothing of note can be expected of you...laughable, yet, already!

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Heyy Dumbo_07, this is for your eyes only. Haere mai , kei te hiakai a Tuhoe ki a koe.

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I would like some pictures sent to my email please

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da man is da man of all mans!

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tuhoe hard reprezent!kia kaha kuzz!ye yae....

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kia ora e te whanau
aroha nui ki a koutou
good on you all
i wuz just looking at the pitchures n thought 2 myself WOW anyway
ka kite

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Tuuhoe nui tonu showing us clearly that the only way forward is revolution/evolution!!!

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Hi Eric,

I can see that when that glorious day comes when this country returns to Maori rule, I am going to have to boil you for a few days in a pot with a brick. Then throw you away and eat the brick!

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Hartii tautoko 4 mah peepl ov >>TUH0E<<
>>2H03 NATION<< cummin atcha!!

Proud to be Tuhoe

Ko Maunga Pohatu te Maunga, Ko Ohinemataroa te Awa, Ko Mataatua te Waka, Ko Tuhoe toku Iwi, Ko Haumia toku hapu, Ko Tiria Tuhoro toku tupuna.

Firstly, Tuhoe never signed the Treaty. Tuhoe are exempt from any colonial derived legalities. As it stands, Tuhoe is a Sovereign nation. The fight of Tuhoe is not "sudden" it has not reared its head in 2006 in the ta moko of Tame Iti. Tame Iti is representative of Tuhoe Independence. He does not have to dress in a suit, put make up over his ta moko and step into a board room to fight for Tuhoe rights. Tuhoe IS right. No Treaty, no alliance, independent sovereignty. Lest we forget that Tuhoe was punished for not signing that Treaty and for also helping the Freedom Fighters during the Maori Land Wars (oh excuse me, the more politically correct term now is NEW ZEALAND LAND WARS). Tuhoe punishment was to have land taken from us. As you go through Ruatoki, you step back in time. Though the houses look more modern and you may even see the odd sky digital dish, the people are still in another era, preserving and maintaining the mana which has now become famous (for some, infamous) to Tuhoe. Te Reo is the language of Ruatoki, from the people to the animals. Tame Iti is highlighting to anyone that will look, the strength of Tuhoe to fight for the right of autonomy, using MAORI methods, not pakeha. Tough shit to those who lack the understanding.

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in response to Te Wakaunua, peena koina ou whakaaro mo to iwi kauaa e koorero te ingoa o tou iwi. ehara koi nei ngaa mahi a Tuuhoe ia po, ia awatea. Peena i te ora tonu ngaa koroua i whakahuatia e koe; ka tino whakaae ratau mo te kaupapa i mahia e matau ngaa tama mau rakau. Kia mohio ai koe, mo te raa kotahi noaiho teera kia maarama ai te katoa i reira; pakeha, maori, hainamana ko wai atu, ki nga peehitanga a te karauna ki runga i te iwi o Tuuhoe! Ko te ahua nei, kei raro kee ou whakaaro i te panekoti o te kuini o inarangi me oona tikanga katoa!
Ko te kuupapa he kai na te KURI!!!!!!!!

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kia ora

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kia ora my name is noella taramai and by looking at this .kapai to mahi

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kia ora koutou katoa.
well when i look at it we (Tuhoe) did not sign the treaty so we shouldnt have to follow the laws in the treaty just because everyone else signed it.full stop.thats it.the end.
>..TUHOE HARD OUT..<
!(..TUHOE KI RUATOKI..)!
big outs to all mi cuzys RUATOKI, MURUPARA, RUATAHUNGA, WAIOHOU, TANEATUA, WAIKAREMOANA and from all ova da motu. c u'z at the ahurei.
!!<..YEI! YEI!..>!!

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I tautoko that!! However at the end of the day having guns in Ruatoki for hunting is a way of life teaching the men how to use riffles is better than havn the young ones running around loose like they do up in Auckland, and why should we change just because pakeha brought there rules in, Tama is stickn up for Tuhoe people. Pakeha dont like the fact that they cant controle everything like they always have!!! and cant nobody rulz a Tuhoe!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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kia kaha tonu matou tuhoe whanui.

im proud to be tuhoe
im proud to be maori.

he whanui kotahi he whanau kotahi
tuhoe stand proud.
where our name with pride
tuhoe ki ruataahuna me tw waimana

te kotahi a tuhoe kata te po..

cheerz

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HE URI AHAU NO TUHOE POTIKI, I AM PROUD TO BE TUHOE AND ALWAYS WILL BE NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS OR HOW THEY CHOOSE TO BELITTLE MY PEOPLE, KO TE WHENUA KO AU KO AU KO TE WHENUA. I WAS THERE ON THIS BEAUTIFUL BUT SAD DAY, THE MOST ADRENIL RUSH IVE FELT.. TOKU ORA TOKU TUHOETANGA (OO7 - HARAMAI KI TE KAINGA O TE RIRI, KIA RONGO AI AKU KURI I TO KAKARA - NGAUA) TUHOE KI OWHAKATORO

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MouMou Kai, Moumou Taonga, Moumou Tangata ki te po e.....

Tena Rawa Atu Nga Uri o Ruatoki....
I believe that Tuhoe will lead other iwi and hapu to do the same thing (brew up a storm about the whenua)It is our whanaunga like Tame Iti nd Te Weeti who feed the ahi to fight against the government and it is the people of the Tuhoe Nation that backs it up!! We Aint Scared of Government Laws becoz thy change them just to keep us down, so we dont proress with the economy! How the fuck are we gonna progress with our resources if the government change the laws every 5 minutes??? One Rule For Them And 10 million Rules For Us Maori!!! Give It Up You Political Dick Heads!! WE WANT OUR WHENUA BAK!! and that is to say; SO WE CAN NURTURE AND CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT... Global Warming has been bestowed upon us becoz of how dirty the white man treat thier environs. The land will be given back when the land is distroyed!!

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Maoris are nonwhite people who need to be exterminated from the earth just like all other nonwhite races!!

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You obviously must be a white person whose a disgrace to all white people and needs to be exterminated from the face of this earth, world and universe!

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eah what eah you f**n c**t. should I knock you the F**K OUT you F**N C**T.. GET OFF MY F**N LAND.... I KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE.. F**N BALDHEAD MOTHERF**KER

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EAH WHAT THE F**K?? IM GONNA KNOCK YOU OUT YOU F**KIN BALDHEAD

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YOU WHITE PEOPLE SHOULD JUST GET OFF OUR LAND.
WE GOT HERE B4 YOUZ DID.

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Maoris are nonwhite people who need to be exterminated from the earth just like all other nonwhite races!!

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pokokohua pakeha!!! tena rawatu tatau e te iwi o Ngai Tuhoe kia kaha tonu tatau ki te whawhai i nga pakeha nei whakaputamohio noaiho nga tangata nei. you ballheads dont know what yous have done bey fucken starting a war the way yous are going.

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ka pai 2hoe mean tuhoe mean

Wisdom not war.......

My ancestors where eaten and almost wiped out by maori but here i am like the winds of the forests, i do not seek revenge, i do not ask for my land back. We are peaceful, we are forgotten but we are many. Do not seek the winds in the forests for it is hopeless to search for what has already gone. The survival of the fittest has changed its face from the old times from war to secret societys, do not expose yourselves to the media, for the food of propanganda, for you will not win this way, plant your roots deep in the tuhoe soils and grow like the totara tree many branches many leaves many seeds into the 22nd century, be silent, be strong and may the winds carry your seeds from your forests to many lands and grow there also, as have your ancestors done for centuries. EXODUS!. Evil only triumphs when good people do nothing (winston churchil)least not forget these are the same people that stood up against the tyrant hitler, united and for the freedom of us all. The maori are to proud and did not unite when it matter most, who is to blame for this but the maori's themselves and i say this as a father to a son. The greeks held their lands through education, science, politics and superior fighting, can you offer the same to your people or are you just sending lambs to the slaughter for the fuel of your own blackened heart. Change your angle tama iti for if you give them an inch they will take a mile and it is not only you who will suffer, for you cannot fight what you cannot see, even the armed defenders that stormed your lands do not know the true face of their leader but they will die for it and they will win. All you ask for is that which is yours, get on your horse and ride to the palace in england and ask the queen to her face for it back. That is what a man would do if he was serious about his cause. Learn from the past, live for the day and dream of tommorow.......

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yes i agree my hometown gets media for the whole nz to see the other side of what a real war happens

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TO WHO EVER IS THIS TUHOE IS WHERE I'M FROM!!!
IF U DON'T LIKE WHERE I COME FROM THAN THATS YOUR OPINION.
BUT IF YOU CAN ONLY SEE THE WAR AND HATERED THAN U MISS OUT ON ALL THE GOOD THINGS THAT HAPPEN THERE!!
E.G. THE TUHOE FESTIVAL. WHERE ALL THE TRIBES OF TUHOE COMBINE AS 1!!!
SO IF U DON'T LIKE THE WAY THINGS ARE HAPPENING THAN GO DOWN THERE AND DO SOMETHING.
IF NOT !!THAN SHUT YOUR TRAP!!
!!TRESPASSERS WILL BE EATEN!!
!!TE MANA MOTUHAKE O TUHOE!!
!!TUHOE KI RUATOKI!!

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TO WHO EVER IS READING THIS! TUHOE IS WHERE I'M FROM!!!
IF U DON'T LIKE WHERE I COME FROM THAN THATS YOUR OPINION.
BUT IF YOU CAN ONLY SEE THE WAR AND HATERED THAN U MISS OUT ON ALL THE GOOD THINGS THAT HAPPEN THERE!!
E.G. THE TUHOE FESTIVAL. WHERE ALL THE TRIBES OF TUHOE COMBINE AS 1!!!
SO IF U DON'T LIKE THE WAY THINGS ARE HAPPENING THAN GO DOWN THERE AND DO SOMETHING.
IF NOT !!THAN SHUT YOUR TRAP!!
!!TRESPASSERS WILL BE EATEN!!
!!TE MANA MOTUHAKE O TUHOE!!
!!TUHOE KI RUATOKI!!

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TUHOE STAND TALL

TUHOE FOR LIFE

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ithink this a ture what ever tuhoe do or say thay shuold be prawd on that

go the tuhoe

R.e tuhoe 4 life and we stand as one

ReP tUhOe HaRd TiLl ThE eNd a.k.a Ruatahuna DAH HILLz

Ko Mataatua te waka i hoea mai i hawaiki nui, hawaiki roa, hawaiki pamamao
Ko Papueru,Mataatua me Tataahoata nga marae
Ko Ruatahuna toku Turangawaewae
Ko Maungapohatu te Maunga KARANGARANGA
Ko Whakatane te awa kopikopiko
Ko tuhoe te iwi

i think that us Tuhoe should stand tall all the time with thier head high and proud to be Tuhoe.

tuhoe tuhoe tuhoe tuhoe tuhoe tuhoe tuhoe tuhoe for life

God Defend New Zealand

You Tuhoe make me laugh. All you are is a tribe of greedy savages trying to exploit a politically correct government into giving you power, land and money. I would see Tame Iti hung for treason, same for anyone who stands with him. I have a great appreciation for the Maori people and culture, but I despise those who would seek to deunify New Zealand. God Defend New Zealand, and destroy the Tuhoe menace threatening us all.

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Oh my Robinsons !
I knt believe yiu have come onto this Website to say we are greedy! you dnt kno half of the st0ry mate.. We will all stand together as one, and remain the same until da Palangi's lyk yourself have no intergration with our land. The government is trying to take our lands because they are soo hungry 4 money and also power over our iwi. With us we will stand together, and hold our lands forever even if we have to fight.. TUHOE HADES SHALL LAUGH in Victory !. TUHOE MO AKE TONU ATU..
F*** all yiu hating SPECIMENS..

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mean photos

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I was there

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MEAN EAH TUHOE ALL DA BALHEADS NEED TO GET DA FUK OUT OF OUR TOWN AND TO DA PIG SHETS GET DA FUK OFF OUR LAND U DNT OWN US WE OWN OURSELVES

TUHOE TUTURU ALL DA WAY

I WAS DEA WEN DA PIG SHETS CAME AND RAIDED US THEY EVEN PUT A GUN TO MY KOROS HEAD FORA FUK ALL MAN I JUST WANTED TO GRAB DAT GUN AND SHOOT THEM ALL DOWN

TUHOE NGATI TAWHAKI ALL DAY WAY....... MEAN EAH TUHOE KEEP ON FIGHTING DONT BAK DOWN TO DEM PIG SHET