"In Ruatahuna people have seen that we can mount a business and it hasn't fallen over," says Tahi. "We will build something that will succeed."
However, older Tuhoe are more skeptical of the change. Tukino Kutia is preparing for winter. He has filled a huge shed full of firewood to warm his uninsulated home when the snow settles.
Soon, when the deer start roaring, a bunch of mates will come in from town to go hunting and he is getting his horses ready for the trip.