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Tuia 250

For two months at the end of 2019, Spirit of New Zealand – Te Waka Herenga Tangata o Aotearoa will join a flotilla of vessels as part of the Tuia 250 Voyage.

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.

As a Voyaging Partner of Tuia 250 – there is the opportunity for young people to apply to, free of charge, sail aboard Spirit of New Zealand between ports. There are seven voyages in total.

There are two ways to register your interest. The first is as an individual. You must be 16-18 years old at time of sailing. Your voyage will be funded by the Ministry for Culture & Heritage but costs to and from departure/arrival ports are at your own expense.

Secondary schools throughout the country have an additional opportunity to nominate a group of ten Year 10 students and one teacher to join us.

Register your interest

Individual Expression of Interest - register here

Group Expression of Interest - register here

Where is the Voyage going?

05 OCT 2019
09 OCT 2019
Mt Maunganui
#786T1 Mātātahi Voyage Leg

(16 to 18 yr olds)

10 OCT 2019
19 OCT 2019
Gisborne Whitianga #786T2 Mātāpakari Voyage Leg

(16 to 18 yr olds)

21 OCT 2019
25 OCT 2019
Whitianga Auckland #786T3 Mātāohi Voyage Leg

(14 to 15 yr olds)

28 OCT 2019
01 NOV 2019
Auckland Whangarei #786T4 Mātāohi Voyage Leg

(14 to 15 yr olds)

03 NOV 2019
08 NOV 2019
Whangarei Bay of Islands #786T5 Mātāohi Voyage Leg

(14 to 15 yr olds)

15 NOV 2019
23 NOV 2019
Mt Maunganui Picton #786T6 Mātāpakari Voyage Leg

(16 to 18 yr olds)

25 NOV 2019
01 DEC 2019
Picton Wellington #786T7 Mātāohi Voyage Leg

(14 to 15 yr olds)

Tuia Encounters 250

The Tuia 250 Voyage will take the form of a flotilla of vessels – waka hourua, va’a tipaerua, heritage vessels and their crews sailing to and engaging communities throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, between October and December 2019. The voyage flotilla will promote the exceptional feats of Pacific, Māori and European voyaging that brought us together, while providing an opportunity to reflect on our complex history of migration and settlement, and a platform for us to think about how we navigate the future together. For more information on other aspects of the Voyage and the Tuia 250 initiative visit the Tuia 250 Website .

What people say about their voyages

"When I got on board I felt shy and nervous. By the time I left, I felt excited and much more confident"

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