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Tuia 250

Spirit of New Zealand – Te Waka Herenga Tangata o Aotearoa will shortly join a flotilla of vessels as part of the Tuia 250 Commemorations. This epic voyage will see us travel the coast between Gisborne and Wellington with other vessels specially chosen for the commemoration.

The Trust’s mission - to empower a diverse range of young Kiwis to reach their full potential through the challenge of the sea – is closely aligned with one of the Tuia 250 kaupapa of a shared future through building mutual understanding and respect.

Earlier in the year, the call went out to schools and individuals around the country to go into a ballot to join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity ... all our places are now full and we also have quite a few school groups and individuals on a waiting list. Thank you all so much for your interest in joining us to be part of the commemorations.

Over the coming weeks, before we leave, we will be keeping everyone updated as we prepare the ship and meet some of those who will be joining us for each leg of the voyage. Stay tuned with what we're up to as we prepare via our Facebook & Instagram as well as the bigger Tuia 250 picture

Tell us about yourself

Have you received confirmation that you are coming with us? Great! We would love you tell us more about yourself, your school, where you come from & what you hope to get out of the Tuia 250 Voyage. We want to share these stories on our Facebook and Insta pages.

If you are leading a group, we'd love to hear from you too. To tell us more about the group, school and so on, we would also love to hear from you.


you can send your stories through to the marketing team at Spirit of Adventure.

Email the Marketing Team ›

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