Tūhoe bush experts are dying and few are following in their footsteps

By Kereama Wright

Māori experts on the Ruatāhuna forest are on a decline.

According to Tuawhenua Trust, there are very few elders left who have the knowledge, and even fewer youths wanting to learn.

To rectify this issue, a workshop called Te Whare o Rehua was established to provide a platform for elders to pass on their knowledge to the younger generation.

Kereama Wright has more.