Tuia 250 is about people and 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 recognises and commemorates two extraordinary voyaging traditions and cultures - the exceptional feats of Pacific voyagers, their non-instrument navigation prowess and their decision to settle in Aotearoa many generations ago.
Tuia 250 also commemorates the feats of European explorers, the technology they developed and their first encounters with the people of this place when James Cook and his crew arrived on the HM Bark Endeavour in October 1769.

Over the weekend October 5 - 8, Tuia 250 ki Tūranga is presenting a number of events for the community designed to encourage us to explore the multiple histories of our region through art, kōrero, wānanga, sailing, karakia and good old fashioned manaakitanga.

Tuia 250 ki Tūranga 2018

Te Hā Art Award



Brought to you by
Tairāwhiti Museum

Join us for the opening of the official opening of the Te Ha Art Award Exhibition, exploring the intangible bonds established between people when they listen, unite and work together as one.
The theme is inspired by the karakia (prayer) Te Tangi a te Mātūhī’ (The Cry of the Bush Wren) and the notion of tuia te muka tangata (weaving together the threads of humanity) - the strength to be found in recognising our history, sharing our stories, respecting our differences and navigating a shared future.


The Details


During the evening we will announce the winners of three categories:

  • Te Hā Open Art Award which is open to all ages with a prize of $5,000 sponsored by Pultron Composites.
  • Te Hā Youth Art Award, for those aged between 13 and 18, with a $1,000 prize.
  • Te Hā Children’s Art Award, which is open for those up to 12 years, with a prize of $500 also sponsored by Pultron Composites.

We will also open voting on the Te Hā People’s Choice Award with a $2,000 prize, sponsored by Dr Jack C Richards.



Awards Ceremony


Date:Friday October 5, 2018.

Time:5:30pm – 7:30pm.

Location:Tairawhiti Museum, Stout St.


Tuia 250 ki Tūranga 2018

Tupaia’s Endeavour



Brought to you by
Kapai Kaiti

Nau mai haere mai, join the Ka Pai Kaiti whanau, Dr Wayne Ngata, Dame Anne Salmond, director Lala Rolls and our manuhiri. for movie night, a kai and a kōrero.

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 a pivotal role in interpreting and mediating between Māori communities 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...
Doors will open from 5:00pm, with the event getting underway at 5:30pm.

Dates:Saturday October 6, Sunday October 7

Time:5:30 – 7:00pm

Venue:Ka Pai Kaiti, 500 Wainui Rd, Inner Kaiti, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Ticket price:Admission is free, but registrations are a really good idea so people don’t turn up and can’t fit into our space.


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A Local Perspective

Floor talk: Oceania and Pacific Encounters

Join Associate Professor Steve Gibbs as we explore the connection between taonga held in two overseas exhibitions and Tairawhiti - how they came to be there, his experience of encountering them, and what contemporary artists might learn about the artworks from our creative past.

Dates:Saturday October 6

Time:7:30pm

Venue:Tairawhiti Museum Stout St, Gisborne


Encounter the stories of our many arrivals as we explore sites of personal, cultural, national and international significance around Turanganui a kiwa moana, on two precious vessels – the MV Takitimu and the waka hourua Tairawhiti. Precious Vessels will take you on a fascinating journey of understanding, exploring 1,000 years of seafaring tradition and navigating history.



Understand what would be like to look to the horizon or to the stars and set sail into the unknown. Discover the place our earliest explorers encountered and created when they arrived on the Tākitimu, the Hourouta and Te Ikaroa-a-Rauru waka. Appreciate the multiple truths of those early interactions with the crew of the HM Bark Endeavour some 400 years later.



Excursion

MV Takitimu History

Come aboard the historic MV Takitimu, with your guides Joe Martin and Anne McGuire. This 90-minute excursion will take you out into the bay, where the team will share the 1,000-year history of Turanganui a Kiwa.
The MV Takitimu offers a relaxed encounter with our history, on what is believed to be the oldest pilot vessel in New Zealand still in operation.

Dates:Saturday October 6, 2018

Time:9am and 11am

Departs:Gisborne Inner Harbour

Ticket price:$5


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Runs rain or shine, unless otherwise noted.



Excursion

Waka Hourua Tairawhiti



Brought to you by
Tairāwhiti Voyaging Trust
The Mindlab by Unitec

Tairawhiti represents a proud and centuries-old history of Polynesian voyaging in this region and has an important role to play in bringing our navigating history and dual heritage to life. Learn about our earliest seafaring traditions on the same style vessel that brought the first tipuna, our first settlers, to Aotearoa New Zealand.

Dates:Sunday October 7, 2018

Time:9am and 1pm

Departs:Gisborne Inner Harbour

Duration:Approximately 3 hours

Ticket price:$5


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Waka Hourua Tairawhiti Open Day



Brought to you by
Tairāwhiti Voyaging Trust
The Mindlab by Unitec

The twin-berth waka will be moored in her new berth in the Inner Harbour. This hosted, small group experience will give you a deep understanding of the waka and what it takes to crew and navigate. See what our ancestors used to explore, discover and settle the islands of the largest ocean in the world, the Pacific Ocean some thousand years ago. This open day is perfect for those looking for a quick introduction to the waka and those who would like to get a closer look at this impressive vessel in the relative safety of the Inner Harbour. The event is free, but registrations are essential.

Dates:Saturday October 6, 2018

Time:10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm

Location:Gisborne Inner Harbour

Ticket price:Free


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Tipuna Stories



Brought to you by
TROTAK and HB Williams Memorial Library

For adults and children alike, enjoy some modern-day storytelling as we explore our Tipuna stories with Albie Gibson and Wiremu Ruru.

Our primary school-aged children are already discovering this magical collection of stories in the classroom and gaining confidence in our founding stories. Now, thanks to the team at Te Runanga of Turanganui a Kiwa, the rest of the family can enjoy learning about significant ancestors of this region, as well as the place names and landmarks of Turanganui-a-Kiwa.



Date: Saturday October 6, 2018

Time:10am and 11:30am

LocationHB Williams Memorial Library (Bright St entrance).

Ticket priceFREE


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Excursion

Waka Hourua Tairawhiti



Brought to you by
Tairāwhiti Voyaging Trust
The Mindlab by Unitec

Tairawhiti represents a proud and centuries-old history of Polynesian voyaging in this region and has an important role to play in bringing our navigating history and dual heritage to life. Learn about our earliest seafaring traditions on the same style vessel that brought the first tipuna, our first settlers, to Aotearoa New Zealand.

Dates:Sunday October 7, 2018

Time:9am and 1pm

Departs:Gisborne Inner Harbour

Duration:Approximately 3 hours

Ticket price:$5


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Historic Places Tairawhiti

First Meetings Korero



Brought to you by
Historic Places Tairawhiti

Join us as we shine a light on what we can learn from the series of first meetings between Maori and European during the month of October 1769.
Speakers include Anne McGuire, Laurie Harrison, Mere Pohatu, Steve Gibbs, Tapunga Nepe, Judy Campbell and Rehette Stoltz, with more to come.

Dates:Sunday October 7, 2018

Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm

Departs:Waikanae Surf Lifesaving Club

Ticket price:$5 at the door



Dawn Karakia



Brought to you by
Eastland Community Trust

Sixth Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia Donald Tamihere and Mr Charles Pera (Leader of the Ringatu church) will reflect upon on our two heritages meeting and join in prayer for a peaceful united nation as we seek to create our unique dual heritage future. All welcome.



Date: Monday 8 October, 2017

Time:6am

LocationWaikanae Surf Life Saving Club.

Followed by refreshments.


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