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LATEST TUIA 250 NEWS

NZSO tours 250 year commemorative piece entitled ‘Mātauranga’

Michael Norris’ new work Mātauranga (Rerenga) is inspired by Captain James Cook’s first encounters with Māori in 1769. It was commissioned as part of the NZSO’s Landfall Series to mark the 250th anniversary of the encounters this year. Norris’ evocative piece will include the sounds of taonga puoro, (traditional Māori instruments) and live electronics to represent indigenous flora and fauna, as well as mātauranga – Māori knowledge and wisdom.

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tuia 250 commemoration

In 2019, Aotearoa New Zealand will acknowledge 250 years since the first onshore meetings between Māori and Europeans. Tuia – Encounters 250 (Tuia 250) is the national commemoration that recognises this milestone in our history.

This is a time to share, debate and reflect – to enable a more balanced telling of our stories, so that we speak openly and respectfully about our history. Use Tuia 250 as an opportunity to hold some honest conversations about Māori and European settlement of New Zealand to guide us as we go forward together.

 

tuia 250 voyage

The Tuia 250 Voyage will see a flotilla of vessels, including waka hourua, va’a tipaerua, heritage vessels and their crews voyaging to and engaging communities throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. The Tuia 250 Voyage will promote the exceptional feats of Pacific, Māori and European voyaging that brought us together, while providing an opportunity to reflect on our complex history of migration and settlement, and a platform for us to think about how we navigate the future together. 

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Communities

Tūranganui-a-Kiwa Gisborne

Ūawa Tolaga Bay

Whitianga Mercury Bay

Tamaki Makaurau Auckland

Whangarei

Pēwhairangi Bay of Islands

Te Aurere Doubtless Bay

Waikawa Picton

Wairau

Te Whanganui a Tara Wellington

Whakaraupō Lyttleton

Māhia

 

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