Nestled deep in Te Urewera perfectly situated in the central village of Ruatāhuna surrounded by mist and mountains is Te Tii. Boasting a small General
Store, café, a laundromat, 24-hour fuel station & 4 chalets. Te Tii is a welcome stop in Te Urewera wilderness & conveniently located next to Te
Kura Tangata, our local tribal office.
Te Tii and Te Kura Tangata were created with the living building
standards in mind it is an embodiment of Tῡhoe values, principles, passion and
commitment to the whenua. Our identity comes from nature, our mana emanates from the land, Te Tii is proof of life; it’s a testament to our survival of 180 years of colonisation, it’s a declaration of our desire to practice what we
preach around care for our environment.
Te Tii brings new life, injects vibrancy and promotes economic opportunity while delivering a sense of pride for the people of Ruatāhuna. Te Tii aims to promote health and well-being for our isolated community, it’s a public space that invites manuhiri from near and far to engage, be a part of and experience our Tῡhoe way of life and appreciate; Ruatāhuna and Te Urewera.