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Pacific voyaging prowess honoured at historic early arrival site

2019 Nov 07

As the Tuia 250 Voyage flotilla enters the Bay of Islands today it will pause and acknowledge Mangahawea Bay where compelling evidence of the immense voyaging reach and prowess of Māori and Pacific…

New Zealand marks 100 years since first Armistice Day on Monday

2019 Nov 07

Armistice Day will be commemorated with a national ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington on Monday 11 November at 11am. Members of the public are welcome to attend. …

1918 Influenza Pandemic Memorial Plaque unveiled today

2019 Nov 06

A memorial plaque remembering the estimated 9000 New Zealanders who died in the 1918 global influenza pandemic was unveiled today in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Bernadette Cavanagh Chief…

City of Sails welcomes Tuia 250 flotilla

2019 Oct 24

A big weekend of festivities is planned for the Tuia 250 ki Tāmaki Makaurau events as the Tuia 250 Voyage flotilla arrives in Auckland.…

Historic pōwhiri to take place at 1pm tomorrow, Friday 18

2019 Oct 17

There’s a unique historic significance to the pōwhiri that will take place at 1pm tomorrow, Friday 18 October, at Wharetāewa Pā in Te Whanganui-o-Hei / Mercury Bay.…

Tuia 250: Powhiri and potatoes play pivotal parts in birth of relationship

2019 Oct 15

An historic pōwhiri and the humble potato are both interwoven in the history of Ngāti Hei’s relationship with Europeans - and both will feature in stories and events as part of Tuia 250…

HMB Endeavour replica arrives in NZ to join Tuia 250 Voyage

2019 Sep 27

Following the arrival of the double-hulled sailing canoe Fa’afaite from Tahiti on 13 September, the HMB Endeavour replica has completed its voyage from Australia to Tauranga, Aotearoa New Zealand.…

Celestial navigators arrive safely in Aotearoa

2019 Sep 13

The double-hulled sailing canoe Fa’afaite has arrived safe and sound in Tauranga Harbour today, after leaving Tahiti on 20 August and crossing the Pacific using traditional navigation.…

Including New Zealand history in curriculum applauded

2019 Sep 12

Changes announced today by Government to the school curriculum to better reflect key aspects of New Zealand’s history have been welcomed by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief…

Tuia 250 website privacy breach reviewer appointed

2019 Aug 30

Doug Craig has been appointed to conduct the independent review into the privacy breach on the Tuia – Encounters 250 website, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Tumu Whakarae Chief…

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