Tuia 250 – Te Pōwhiri

6 June 2020 // Updated 27 July 2020


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Tuia 250 – Te Pōwhiri. Video: Ngāti Hei for The Hui TV3

In October 2019, a Pōwhiri took place at Wharekaho to commemorate the first amicable encounter between Māori and Pākeha 250 years ago. Over 2,000 people joined a hīkoi down Wharekaho beach and over 900 people attended the pōwhiri and a hākari at Wharetaewa Pā.

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