Tuia250 – Encounters

The Tuia250 – Encounters national commemoration was organised by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage to celebrate Aotearoa New Zealand’s Pacific voyaging heritage and acknowledge the first onshore encounters between Māori and Pākehā in 1769–70.

In early December, Tuia250 came to Te Ana Marina in Whakaraupō – the southernmost stop on the commemorative journey. The event was hosted and organised by Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke and Te Rūnanga o Koukourarata.