Voyage marks 250 years since first Māori-Pākehā encounters

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. Waka hourua, New Zealand tall ships, the Endeavour replica, and naval ships will go on a three-month voyage around the country from October to December. Voyaging expert Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr is the co-chair of Tuia – Encounters 250, which is organising the commemorations.

Reanimating Tūpuna Stories

Tuia250 revives history through modern-day voyaging, storytelling, and now gaming.
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