In 2019, New Zealand will mark 250 years since the first meetings between Māori and Pākehā during James Cook and the Endeavour’s 1769 voyage to Aotearoa New Zealand. Tuia – Encounters 250 will acknowledge this pivotal moment in our nation’s history as well as the extraordinary feats of Pacific voyagers who reached and settled in Aotearoa many years earlier.

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Free Short Film Screening

Documenting Tuia 250 ki Tōtaranui.

The pōwhiri at Meretoto/Ship Cove, the flotilla arrival and public welcome at Waitohi/Picton.

Event Cinemas, Blenheim

Wednesday, March 18 from 6pm to 7pm


Limited seating so reserve your place by emailing


Brought to you by the Tõtaranui 250 Trust.