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Te Hā Art Award 2016

Exploration of a dual heritage Te Whakawhiwhinga Mahi Toi A Te Hā 2016 – tūhura kōrero tuku iho tairua

Friday 7 October 2016
Tairawhiti Museum

2016 Past Event

Exhibition opening and awards presentation – free, all welcome.

In October 2019 our region and nation will commemorate the 250th anniversary of the first meetings of tangata whenua and those on the Endeavour in Te Tairāwhiti.

This significant event encourages us to consider our region’s unique and fascinating heritage.

The theme of the 2016 Te Hā visual arts award is Pacific and European voyaging and navigation traditions, and their impact on Aotearoa.

Entry to the awards is free and all work must be received at Tairāwhiti Museum by 21 September 2016.

The open award prize is $3000 and the youth (up to 12) is $500.

For more information and an entry form contact Tairāwhiti Museum 867 3832. 

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.