Meretoto/Ship Cove - Pōwhiri Tuia 250 flotilla

21 November 2019 

An official event at Meretoto/Ship Cove - to acknowledge Meretoto as the site of the significant on-shore First Encounters between Māori and Europeans at Tōtaranui.


This event will be led by our iwi partners. Invitees include key stakeholders and dignitaries. 

For more information see : Pōwhiri Meretoto and Information for boaties


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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