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Rāranga tuku iho, tohatoha whiwhi ōrite - dual heritage, shared future

Posted by Barrie Matthews

When: 9 Sep 2019 - 11 Sep 2019

Venue: Online

Organiser: LEARNZ team at CORE Education

Contact: barrie.matthews@core-ed.org

This year New Zealand will mark 250 years since the first meetings between Māori and Europeans during James Cook and the Endeavour's 1769 voyage to Aotearoa New Zealand.

Co-presented in te reo Māori with Teanau Tuiono.

The 250th anniversary is a time to learn about and reflect on 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. Tuia - Encounters 250 is a national commemoration of the multiple histories that formed our nation and an opportunity for us all as New Zealanders to talk about our rich histories and our national identity.

This field trip, based in Te Tai Tokerau Northland will take you back in time to the arrival of Polynesians in Ipipiri/Bay of Islands, investigating their archaeological remains and exploring the way of life of our earliest explorers; then the arrival of Europeans and an exploration of the world we live in now and our future.

Woven into this bilingual field trip is an expectation that students will create their own artefacts be they fish lures, karakia, carvings, storytelling, or personal taonga.

This is a timely and relevant social science field trip for all New Zealand ākonga.

To prepare for this field trip, LEARNZ content will support inquiry into:

  • the first explorers to reach Aotearoa and how they got here
  • Captain Cook's first expedition and arrival of the Endeavour in 1769
  • first meetings, trading, cultural encounters
  • the history of Te Taitokerau | Northland
  • the important science undertaken by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander
  • the collection of artefacts
  • marae and marae protocols

During this field trip you may:

  • Follow tweets from Andrew, the LEARNZ field trip teacher
  • travel to Te Taitokerau | Northland
  • Investigate the stories of arrival through weaving and games
  • see an archaeological dig in action
  • find artefacts like fish lures in the remains of middens
  • journey out into Ipipiri/Bay of Islands on board the MV Tucker Thompson
  • see how forest logs were turned into ocean-going waka/waka hourua
  • fish with handmade lures
  • learn a karakia
  • explore ideas of gift-giving tikanga hau, and peace-making hohou te rongo