Showcasing leading Taitokerau Māori businesses

Showcasing leading Taitokerau Māori businesses

Next year’s national commemoration event, Tuia – Encounters 250, has provided a platform to showcase leading Taitokerau Māori businesses. A partnership between Te Hiringa Business Promotions Trust and regional organisers of Tuia –250, Te Au Mārie Trust, will see...
Exciting plans under way to commemorate first meetings

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...
250 year journey represented by winning sculpture

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 country, Graham Nathan and...
Sculpture journey about to begin

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...
Rediscovering Cook’s visit to the Bay

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...