that's about more than just huts
The decision by Tūhoe's leadership to knock down and burn many of the old Department of Conservation huts used by hunters and trampers in Te Urewera has been challenged and blocked by iwi members. The leadership wants to erect new purpose-built huts, but opponents say the wider value of the huts is being overlooked.
Deep in Te Urewera sit 19 huts tagged for demolition. They are to be replaced with buildings designed to represent a new era in the ancient forest.
Twenty-nine others have already been dismantled and burnt, but a court injunction has stopped the rest of the work.
Many of the huts tell decades of stories of hunters, trampers, and of Tūhoe, for whom Te Urewera is their homeland.
Link to article: The stoush in Te Urewera that's about more than just huts (msn.com)