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Source: New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Tuia te muka tangata ki uta… This year Aotearoa New Zealand acknowledges 250 years since the first onshore encounters between Māori and Pākehā.

The Tuia 250 Voyage will celebrate two great maritime traditions and commemorate those first encounters, encouraging discussion and debate as we take an honest look at our history.
 
A flotilla of waka hourua, va’a tipaerua (double-hulled canoes) and tall ships – including Fa’afaite from Tahiti and the HMB Endeavour replica from Australia – will voyage around the country. Fourteen different cities and towns will host events that speak to our dual heritage – including concerts, exhibitions, festivals and opportunities to hear iwi talk about their history.
 
Join the conversation. Join the journey – with opportunities to go on board the vessels while in port. Ministry for Culture and Heritage is managing media berths.

All media will need to be accredited for events at every location. The Tuia 250 programme for Tūranga/ Gisborne including the Open Ceremonies on 5 and 8 October will follow shortly. There will be a media centre available.

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