Exciting plans under way to commemorate first meetings

Early May saw a number of workshops and hui held in Whangarei, Kerikeri and the Bay of Islands to promote regional and national plans for next year’s commemoration of the first meetings between Māori and Europeans. Co-chair of the national co-ordinating committee for...

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250 year journey represented by winning sculpture

It’s only a short journey from NorthTec to Hihiaua Peninsula, but it was a significant journey for a pair of students who won two of the three awards at last week’s Whangarei Sculpture Symposium. Competing against 20 artists from across the...

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Sculpture journey about to begin

The journey James Cook and his Polynesian navigator Tupaia made nearly 250 years ago is the inspiration behind the theme of this year’s Whangarei Sculpture Symposium.  The sculpture which best depicts the ‘journey’ theme will be unveiled as part of the region’s 2019...

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Rediscovering Cook’s visit to the Bay

History lovers are getting a jump start on Tuia – Encounters 250 commemorations with a day sailing and exploring sites from Lt Cook’s visit to the Bay of Islands 249 years ago. The day sail on March 17th on the tall ship, R. Tucker Thompson, follows a map of the parts...

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Celebrating a pivotal moment in history

  Prime Minister and Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern has today announced the appointment of Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr as co-chair of the Tuia 250 National Coordinating Committee commemorations. “Tuia Encounters 250 was established in May...

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160 year wait over

More than 200 people attended the ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the flagstaff in Kororāreka Russell on Monday.  Among them was the Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy – the first crown representative to officially acknowledge the flagstaff (pou kara) at...

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A job 250 years in the making!

A Northland trust are looking for a versatile General Manager to lead their organisation and the region in a job that’s been 250 years in the making.  2019 will be 250 years since Captain Cook and his Polynesian navigator Tupaia entered New Zealand waters.  The Bay of...

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