Jason Renes

Jason Renes (Ngāi Tūhoe) is a Whakatane based journalist.

Ātea
Jun 19, 2018

He saved my life, but he couldn't save his own

The government’s inquiry into mental health and addiction, announced in January, travels to Whanganui this week, home of the mental health worker who changed Jason Rene’s life.

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Ātea
Jun 6, 2018

The Kaitiaki of the Omataroa kiwi

Ian Tarei has spent over a decade protecting kiwi in the forested hills behind the Eastern Bay of Plenty settlement of Awakeri.

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Ātea
May 23, 2018

Iwi and the fight against the rising tide of climate change

In the first week of May, members of Te Whānau-a-Apanui invited indigenous climate change activists and thinkers from Aotearoa and around the world to the Red Tide International Indigenous Climate Action Summit.

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Ātea
Apr 28, 2018

A future made by Tūhoe hands

A new cultural hub in Ruatāhuna is the third eco-friendly building for Ngāi Tūhoe, representing their values of mana motuhake and self-sustainability. Jason Renes explores Tūhoe’s 40-year housing strategy.

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Ātea
Apr 5, 2018

Coming home to Tūhoe… wherever it may be

Every two years Te Hui Ahurei a Tūhoe allows Ngāi Tūhoe descendents to come together and celebrate their unique reo and culture. Jason Renes attended this year’s festival.

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Society
Apr 24, 2017

Rebuilding flood-stricken Edgecumbe with the Ngāti Awa Volunteer Army

The flooding of the Rangitaiki River left devastation for residents of the small Bay of Plenty town Edgecumbe. To help with the recovery effort local iwi Ngāti Awa put out a call for volunteers. People from across the district and the country answered. Jason Renes joined them.

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