max
°
min
°
Location:
COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

08:00pm - 11:00pm
Ed Sheeran

Tuia 250 on the move with stories of reconciliation

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

The Prime Minister is pleased at the initial response to Tuia 250 which kicked off in Gisborne this week.

She says the story of the first encounters between Māori and Europeans has been told in a different way than previous commemorations, with attempts made to ensure the Māori side of the story gets equal prominence.

The Tūranganui a Kiwa programme started not with the arrival of the replica of the Endeavour but with the welcome for waka hourua, including the Fa’afaite from French Polynesia representing the ariki Tupaia who guided James Cook to Aotearoa.

There were also ceremonies to remember tangata whenua killed in the initial encounter, and kaumātua have talked about the spirit of reconciliation evoked by the commemorations.

"And so yes of course there continues to be some who have protested, some who have taken the approach of not being part of some of the commemorations but at the same time I hope there is a chance of full storytelling," Ms Ardern says.

Adverse weather has delayed the departure of the Tuia 250 flotilla from Gisborne for Uawa-Tolaga Bay.

The HMB Endeavour and R.Tucker Thompson were able to get under way just after 11am, and the waka hourua, va’a tipaerua and the Spirit of New Zealand, will leave around mid-morning tomorrow.

The Tuia 250 pōwhiri planned to welcome the flotilla into Cook’s Cove has been moved from tomorrow to 9am on Sunday.

Copyright © 2019, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com

'Te Hononga' Urban Māori Stories
Why is the Politics of Kindness failing our poorest children?
The 2019 child poverty monitor report makes for grim reading...
ODT Cartoon outrage misplaced
We should collectively be righteously appalled at the tone deaf ODT cartoon that made light of the terrible measles epidemic that has killed over 50 children in Samoa. It was an ugly 'joke' that shouted white privilege, but calls to boycott the ODT, sack the cartoonist and the enormous social media wave of fury seem to me to be grotesquely misplaced.
A Collins' Guide to Cultural Colour Blindness
Dr Rawiri Taonui: Utilising ‘white’ as a metaphor for ‘a person or woman of colour’ conveys connotations of white superiority.
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

08:00pm - 11:00pm