Encouraging pride, unity and presence, Te Kura Whare mirrors Tūhoe values and Te Mana Motuhake o Tūhoe in a way that maintains the truth of our past, our present and our future. Te Kura Whare brings to life the idea that we must restore the spaces that we live in. We must live within our means.
– Ngāi Tūhoe website
Join us for a virtual screening of Ever the Land on Monday, November 2nd at 6:30pm. Ever the Land is a documentary about the first Living Building in New Zealand, built by the Ngāi Tūhoe tribe. We’ll watch together via a shared link, then regroup on Zoom to discuss the film. Wear your pajamas, make a mug of cocoa, and tune in to learn the story of this amazing building.
Fundamental to the Tūhoe approach is a building made of Te Urewera materials and made by Tūhoe hands… Te Kura Whare embodies the innovative and leading practices of the architectural and building industries combined with the rigorous environmental performance standards all anchored by Tūhoe values and principles. – Ngāi Tūhoe website
Te Kura Whare is the 15th certified Living Building. To learn more about how Te Kura Whare meets the Living Building Challenge, visit the Living Future website. To learn more about Te Kura Whare and how it serves the Tūhoe tribe, visit the Ngāi Tūhoe website.