For all you creatives: the folks at NZ On Air are currently taking applications for content that commemorates Tuia – Encounters 250 – 250 years since the first onshore encounters between Maori and Europeans.
The government is to invest nearly $8 million in two major Far North projects, including a long-held dream of wāka tohunga, Sir Hekenukumai Busby.
It’s been 250 years since the first encounters between Māori and Pākehā in Aotearoa, and it’s just been announced a voyage will take place as part of the commemorations.
‘Let’s be honest’ – Dame Jenny Shipley says Tuia 250 event will not be all about Captain Cook
“I once read a book by Elsdon Best where he disputed the traditional navigation techniques that guided Polynesian migratory travel throughout the Pacific. I recall thinking at the time, ‘I’m going to prove you’re wrong’, and we have.”