1 & 8 December 2018
In 2019, at home and around the country, Tuia – Encounters 250 will recognise our nation’s rich navigating traditions spanning some 1,000 years. We will explore the many extraordinary feats of our tipuna, those early Pacific voyagers who reached and settled in Aotearoa. We will acknowledge our European navigating history and the pivotal moment our two cultures met in 1769. We will look to the future.
Tuia 250 ki Tūranga is about our people and our place, what brought us together, what challenges us still, and how we are weaving our differing cultures and values into a future we will be proud to leave for our grand-children.
Tuia 250 ki Tūranga also recognises and commemorates two extraordinary voyaging traditions and cultures – each with their legacies and technologies, opportunities and vulnerabilities. There are stories to be told and vessels to explore as part of the programme.
Tuia 250 ki Tūranga will be a year-long wānanga for our community occurring in a range of places as we contemplate what dual heritage actually looks like. It is our hope that conversations will be had, journeys will be taken, perspectives will broaden and experiences shared as we get ourselves ready to host the nation in October 2019.
Back by popular demand...
Nau mai haere mai, join the Ka Pai Kaiti whānau, Dr Wayne Ngata, Glenis Philip-Barbara, and our manuhiri for Tupaia's Endeavour, a kai and a kōrero.
About the Documentary
In 1769 Tupaia, a Tahitian high priest, joined the crew of the Endeavour as it navigated the South Pacific. A navigator, diplomat, artist and explorer; Tuapaia played an important role in interpreting and mediating between Māori communities and Cook and the crew of the Endeavour. As a navigator and voyager himself Tupaia brings his own kōrero to a well known story through the voices of his whānau who are on a mission to bring the story of their tipuna to light. You may even recognise some of the people in the movie...
Admission is free, but registrations are a really good idea so people don’t turn up and can’t fit into our space.
Doors will open from 5:00pm, with the event getting underway at 5:30pm.
Proudly presented by Ka Pai Kaiti.