tuia 250 news

Applications for Tuia 250 content

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.

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Gisborne first stop for Tuia 250 flotilla

Gisborne will be the first port of call in October for a flotilla of waka and historical tall ships on a voyage around New Zealand to mark the 250th anniversary since the first encounters between Maori and Europeans in October 1769.
Tuia 250 co-chair Dame Jenny Shipley said this morning a replica of Captain James Cook’s Endeavour would be included in the Tuia Encounters 250 event. However, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Culture and Heritage said this was still being finalised.

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Jack Thatcher’s Story

On the maiden voyage of the Te Aurere to Rarotonga in 1992, Jack Thatcher was a bug-eyed 30-year-old seeking adventure.

He’d never sailed a traditional seafaring waka before. Today he’s clocked up roughly 60–70,000 nautical miles by traditional means and has students to whom he’s passing on his knowledge.

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Voyaging from the past into the future

“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.”

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Sail on Pumaiterangi

#WIN a chance to sail on the waka Pumaiterangi in the Wellington Harbour next week during kapahaka festival Te Matatini ki te Ao 2019

Voyaging is a key theme of the Tuia 250 commemoration. That’s why we’re giving away two chances to go on a sailing from Oriental Bay with a friend – thanks to Te Toki Waka Hourua

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Exploring Early Maori Site

An artist’s impression of how the site may have looked. Image / Andrew Louis Clues left by the first Polynesian arrivals to Northland have led scientists to uncover one of New Zealand’s earliest human settlements. He began hearing the stories…

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PARTNERS

Sestercentennial Trusts

Voyaging

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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