Waka at sea

Tuia 250 on the move with stories of reconciliation

The Prime Minister is pleased at the initial response to Tuia 250 which kicked off in Gisborne this week.
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Crew on board waka

Waka voyage a chance to 'connect with taiao'

Meriana Johnsen joins the crew onboard Haunui waka, on an overnight haerenga from Anaura Bay to Gisborne
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Ships montage

Tupaia doco returns to where it began

Lala Rolls’ feature-length documentary Tupaia’s Endeavour includes some mind-blowing discoveries.
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Endeavour and waka at sea

Tuia 250 facilitates critical discussion of NZ history

The re-enactment of the arrival of the Endeavour at Tūranganui a Kiwahas been a topic of national debate.
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Crew on board tall ship

I spent five days in a squeaky boat

Life aboard the Spirit of New Zealand, for the Tuia 250 flotilla
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Ships montage

‘Fantastic launch’, korero on Nationhood under way

Te Hā Trust general manager Glenis Philip-Barbara said the Tuia 250 ki Turanga event had been enormously satisfying for all.
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Ships montage

The effects of Cook's arrival on tangata whenua

Eight New Zealanders associated with Tuia 250 and other events in Tūranganui-a-Kiwa reflect on the impact of Cook's arrival .
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Endeavour at Gisborne port

Emotions running high as flotilla nears Gisborne

Emotions are running high in Gisborne this morning, as a replica of the Endeavour closes in on the east coast.
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Dean Hawkins speaking

'They started swimming away but Cook started shooting'

Gisborne iwi are setting the record straight on Captain James Cook, describing their ancestors' first experience of the British as collisions not encounters.
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Endeavour replica at sea

Endeavour arrives at Tūranganui-a-Kiwa

250 years ago today the Endeavour made its way into Turanganui a Kiwa - today a replica will do the same - but this time on tangata whenua terms.
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Endeavour at Gisborne port

Tall ships and waka to enter bay together

Tuesday will see the coming together of the two fleets, with the waka, va’a and tall ships entering Tūranganui-a-Kiwa as one.
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James Cook

Tuia 250: Captain Cook, hero or villain?

How will we remember Captain James Cook 250 years after he first appeared in New Zealand?
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Māori TV item

Connecting through culture and lineage

Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti are hosting a group of Tahitians in a cultural exchange, honouring their ancestor Tupaia who navigated the Endeavour to Aotearoa in 1769.
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Scene from Powhiri

Emotional welcome at Tuia 250 commemoration in Gisborne

Emotions were on display at the pōwhiri marking connections between Pacific peoples, today.
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Scene from history truck

New history truck brings learning to life

The Prime Minister opened an educational truck in Gisborne on Sunday, a new history resource that will travel the country.
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British High Commissioner with Charlotte Gibson

British High Commissioner's regret 'more meaningful than apology'

A Ngati Oneone representative says he's optimistic about the British High Commissioner's statement of regret.
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The va'a moana Fa'afaite i te Ao Mā'ohi

Waka flotilla to be welcomed in Bay of Plenty

A waka flotilla is being welcomed at Cape Runaway, as it arrives in New Zealand for the Tuia 250 celebrations.
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Descendant of Tupaia

Tupaia's journey told through Te Tangi o Te Moana

Descendants of Tahitian Navigator Tupaia will take part in a special exhibition as part of Tuia 250.
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Fa'afaite keep ocean voyaging traditions alive

Fa'afaite keep ocean voyaging traditions alive

Te Ao Māori News catch up with the crew of the Fa'afaite ahead of the next leg of their journey.
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Waka under traditional navigation arrives in Tauranga from Tahiti

Waka under traditional navigation arrives in Tauranga from Tahiti

The first vessel in the Tuia 250 Voyage flotilla has arrived after crossing the Pacific using the sun and moon to guide it.
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Fly My Pretties to headline Tuia 250 commemorations in Picton

Fly My Pretties to headline Tuia 250 commemorations in Picton

Singer Ria Hall says that ‘it’s fitting to be performing at an event which commemorates our unique tales of arrival.’
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Re-balancing history

Re-balancing history

Listen to a podcast about the Tuia 250 commemorations, featuring Dame Anne Salmond.
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NZSO tours 250 year commemorative piece

NZSO tours 250 year commemorative piece

Michael Norris’ new work Mātauranga (Rerenga) is inspired by Captain James Cook’s first encounters with Māori in 1769.
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When Toawaka Met Cook

When Toawaka met Cook

A new book by John Steele and Richard Gates has been released about the Ngāti Hei tupuna Toawaka, and his first encounter with Captain Cook.
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Tupaia’s Map Unlocked

Tupaia’s map unlocked

Polynesians imagined a world where ‘people didn’t move’, but the ‘world moved around them’.
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Tuia 250. Re-framing first contact

Tuia 250. Re-framing first contact

Historians Dame Anne Salmond and Dr Wayne Ngata talk to Kathryn Ryan about Tuia Encounters 250.
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Navigating through difficult histories

Tuia 250: Celebration or commemoration?

Labour and National debate if we should celebrate first Māori and European encounters.
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School work board

Tuia 250 inspires learning

Students at a Blenheim school are fascinated by what they are discovering about the history of the first encounters in their area.
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Dame Anne Salmond

Discovering a'treasure trove' of shared history

Children and young people need the full picture of beginnings of our nationhood, to appreciate our dual heritage and shared future, says Dame Anne Salmond.
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Sir Hekenukumai’s waka dream will become a reality

Sir Hekenukumai’s waka dream to become a reality

The government has announced a grant of $4.6 million for the Kupe Wāka centre.
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‘Let’s be honest’ – Jenny Shipley

‘Let’s be honest’ – Jenny Shipley

Dame Jenny Shipley says Tuia 250 event will not be all about Captain Cook.
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Jack Thatcher’s Story

Jack Thatcher’s story

Jack is one of four pwo (master) navigators in Aotearoa to be recognised by the late Pius Mau Piailug of Micronesia.
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Tā Hek Puhipi’s story

Tā Hek Puhipi’s story

Te kāpehu whetū – the Māori star compass – divides the 360 degrees around a canoe in the open ocean into 32 different whare (houses).
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