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Tuia Mātauranga 2019 education programme

Tuia Mātauranga 2019 education programme

This year, New Zealand will commemorate the 250th anniversary of the first onshore encounters between Māori and non-Māori, and the feats of Polynesian navigators and explorers who reached and settled in Aotearoa New Zealand many years earlier.

The Tuia Mātauranga 2019 national education programme supports teaching and learning, highlighting local people, places and events that shaped their history as a context in the development of their local curriculum. The programme is aimed at inspiring children and young people to explore their own stories of who they are and where they come from, to develop a sense of whakapapa and identity. It will include a roadshow for children, young people, and their families in communities across the country from October to December this year. The programme will be delivered in a way that encourages children and young people to take a leading role in their own education and in their communities.

Go to the Tuia Mātauranga website for more information about the national education programme.

About Tuia – Encounters 250

The national commemoration, which is led by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage, will involve events across the country from October to December 2019. This will include an unprecedented three-month voyaging event with waka hourua, New Zealand tall ships, the Endeavour replica, and naval ships visit sites of significance around the country between October and December 2019. The flotilla will commence with an opening ceremony in Gisborne in October.

Regional events and activities are also being planned, including arts festivals, science and mātauranga, ecological restoration, and historical interpretation projects.

Go to the Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s website Tuia – Encounters 250 to find out more.

More information

For questions about the Tuia Mātauranga education programme, email: tuia@education.govt.nz

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