Events & Community < Talks

First Meetings Kōrero – What's in a name?

conversations about first meetings in Tūranganui a Kiwa in 1769.

Sunday 8 October 2017
Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club. $5.

2017 Past Event

Historic Places Tairāwhiti's second annual talkfest will keep conversations flowing about first meetings in Tūranganui a Kiwa in 1769.

Ten speakers – comprising a cross-section of the community – will talk for about five minutes each on this year's topic, What’s in a name?

Historic Places Tairāwhiti is the voice of heritage in the region. 

Other Events

Friday 6 October- Sunday 3 December
Tairāwhiti Museum
5.30pm opening


Exploring the impact of settlement upon the native flora and fauna of Te Tairāwhiti.

Thursday 19 October- Friday 20 October
1769 Garden Longbush Ecosanctuary
Invitation only

Wild Lab’s Toitū Tairāwhiti project engages young people with rare and endangered native plants and animals at Longbush. 

Thursday 26 October- Friday 24 November
Tolaga Bay
Free Event

A photographic exhibition from Te Ahikā depicting unique stories to Ūawa

Friday 24 November- Sunday 26 November
Various Venues

A weekend of quality Blues & Roots musical experiences.