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First Encounter 375

Saturday 16th-Tuesday 19th December 2017

Four days of events marking the 375th anniversary of Tasman's voyage, the first recorded meeting with Maori (Golden Bay/Mohua--18/19 December) and the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Abel Tasman National Park. Read more here: http://tinyurl.com/yc5rrgwo
Events are designed to interest the community and visitors, who will include: the Dutch Ambassador, representatives of Tasman's home town (Lutjegast) and descendants of Ngati Tumatakokiri.
The programme is being developed in consultation with Manawhenua ki Mohua and main events are:
> Formal opening (16 December) with cultural acknowledgment
> Special Farewell Spit tour with Tasman-related commentary (the ships anchored off the Spit on 17 December)
> Water-based event--waka ama + replica of Tasman's small boat (18 December)
> Poroporoaki/Farewell event (Variety show:18 December)--end of official events
> Walk to Taupo Point--closest pa site to the anchorage in 1642 (19 December)
> Boat trips to Tasman's anchorage
> Screenings at Village Theatre of waka related movies/docos
> Exhibition at Golden Bay Museum
Some are dependent on funding. Facebook page (First Encounter 375) will be updated
as details are confirmed.

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Date(s)

December 16–19

Location

Golden Bay / Abel Tasman

Venue

Pohara Hall
Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara, Golden Bay

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Most free or koha; costs for Farewell Spit Trip ($155 adult), cinema screenings (approx $12 adults)

Contact

Ph. 021 02333 770
firstencounter375@gmail.com

Additional Info

Official Website

 

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