This year Aotearoa New Zealand will acknowledge 250 years since the first onshore encounters between Maori and Europeans, with a national commemoration called Tuia – Encounters 250 (Tuia 250).

Te Powhiri (The Welcome) is Te Whanganui o Hei Mercury Bay’s community expression of Tuia 250.  It's about what brought us together, the challenges we face and how we will weave our cultures and values into a future we will be proud to leave for the next generation. More >


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For general inquiries contact:
Jan Wright
Mercury 250 Trust Event Coordinator
07 867 1309 or
027 224 1927