EventsA look at what is taking place in Mercury Bay this year
Tuia 250 Voyaging Flotilla
18 -21 October 2019
The Tuia 250 Voyage will take the form of a flotilla of vessels – waka hourua, va’a tipaerua, heritage vessels and their crews sailing to and engaging communities throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, between October and December 2019. The voyage flotilla will promote the exceptional feats of Pacific, Māori and European voyaging that brought us together, while providing an opportunity to reflect on our complex history of migration and settlement, and a platform for us to think about how we navigate the future together.
Sailing ships confirmed to arrive on the morning of Friday 18th are the Replica HMB Endeavour, R Tucker Thompson and the Spirit of New Zealand. There will also be two waka and a vaka from tahiti (names to be come). they will arrive into Purangi Harbour for a short period before moving across the bay to Wharekaho Beach.
We are so excited to be hosting this event this weekend!! Come in, purchase a book, get it signed and then have a look around the museum!! See you Saturday!!read more
1 – 12 November 2019
This year almost exactly 250 years to the day after Charles Green an astronomer who arrived in Aotearoa on Captain Cook’s first voyage pointed his telescope skywards to
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