Nau mai haere mai. Come aboard the MV Takitimu. Encounter the stories of our many arrivals as we explore sites of personal, cultural, national and international significance around the Bay.
Join local historians and storytellers Joe Martin and Shannon Matenga, who will take you on a fascinating journey of understanding, exploring 1,000 years of seafaring tradition and navigating history. Visit the place where Cook anchored the HM Bark Endeavour in 1769, where Te Toka a Taiau once stood, where those first exchanges between the crew of the Endeavour and local Māori took place.
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.
What you need to know:
We meet outside the Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club.
All children must come with a responsible adult.
There will be a full health and safety briefing before we begin each session.
This event is weather dependent. If deemed too rough, the trip will be cancelled and full refunds are given.
About Tuia 250 ki Tūranga:
Tuia 250 ki Tūranga is about our people and our 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.
Join us, in a year-long conversation as we contemplate what dual heritage actually looks like and have those conversations vital to forging a shared future. Conversations will be had, journeys will be taken, perspectives will broaden and experiences shared as we get ready to host the nation in October 2019.
Check out our website for more details.