Tuia 250 - Encounters

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Tuia 250 - Encounters

Tuia 250

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.

Go to the Tuia 250 website

Tuia 250 Resources

View titles on the discovery of Aotearoa, New Zealand, on our catalogue

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.

Visit Tuia 250 pages on the Prow website

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.

See Tuia 250 events planned for Waitohi/Picton on the Eventfinda website