6.30pm-8pm Film screening.
8.20pm-9pm Q and A session
Cook arrived in Tahiti. Tupaia stepped on board the Endeavour and sailed into uncharted waters with him. A navigator, diplomat, artist and explorer, it was Tupaia who ensured the success of Cook’s first Pacific voyage. Tupaia’s invaluable contribution to the Endeavour voyage was underplayed in the official re-telling but is highlighted in the journals and oral histories.
The documentary tells the story of Tupaia’s journey on the Endeavour and the first engagements in Tūranganui a Kiwa and Uawa.
The story is told through the voices of those whose ancestors met Cook and Tupaia on the East Coast of Aotearoa. In telling this story, homage is paid to the ancestors of the iwi Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Oneone and Te Aitangaa- Hauiti. The voices of Pacific historian Prof.
Dame Anne Salmond, Tahitian tahua and Pacific voyagers add weight to the wider context.
The screening of the documentary will be followed by a question and answer session comprised of people who contributed to the making of the documentary.
Exploration of a dual heritage Te Whakawhiwhinga Mahi Toi A Te Hā 2016 – tūhura kōrero tuku iho tairua
Join us at the ‘Cut’ for a ceremony to launch the opening of the Te Hā Commemoration Events Programme.
Historic Places Tairawhiti Inc will host First Meetings Korero - an edgy, thought-provoking talkfest.
Enjoy a delicious meal and be entertained by ‘Barley Corn’ playing a mixture of Celtic instrumental music and contemporary folk-influenced songs
Come and join in a fun filled day for whanau on the river.
An Exhibition of flags created by our Tamariki that explore a sense of identity and pride.
Melody Craw will run a ‘What’s in a Flag’ school holiday programme with the Tairāwhiti Museum