It's time to tell our stories...
Tuia 250 is a commemoration of the first on-shore encounters between Māori, the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa with European explorers in 1769-70, notably Captain James Cook and his crew of the Endeavour.
Also being celebrated are the themes of voyaging and discovery, in particular the pacific navigators that discovered Aotearoa many years before the Europeans.
Tuia 250 is a chance to tell our stories as New Zealanders, both for Māori and Pākehā.
Tuia 250 Resources
The Prow: ngā kōrero o te tau ihu
The Prow website is a treasure trove of historical and cultural stories of significant people and events of te tau ihu, the top of the south.
Tuia 250 Flotilla
There is a flotilla of boats visiting the sites that Captain Cook's Endeavour landed upon in 1769-70. Totaranui (Ships Cove) in the Marlborough Sounds is one of those sites and the flotilla is also coming into Waitohi/Picton over the weekend 23-26 November. There are a number of events planned over this weekend.