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Upcoming Events

Whakapono: Faith and Foundations

Date: 24 December 2014 – 27 February 2015
Location: Kerikeri, Kaitaia and Whangarei (see below for details)
Contacts: Hinerangi Himiona,

Whakapono: Faith and Foundations is an exhibition brought to you by The Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Haākena, University of Otago.

It explores the drama of early encounters between Māori and Missionaries through the letters and journals relating to the first planned European settlement at Hohi in the Bay of Islands. This first settlement laid the foundations of the relationship between two peoples, Māori and European that continues today, it is the cradle of Christianity and it is where the first books in Te Reo Māori arose. This travelling version of the exhibition will be on show at the following locations and dates around Te Tai Tokerau:

Proctor Library, Kerikeri
24 December 2014 – 5 January 2015

Te Ahu, Kaitaia
12 January 2015 – 30 January 2015

Whangarei Central Library, Whangarei
4 February 2015 – 27 February 2015


Please note:
The 2014 Planning Group is not responsible for all events planned for the celebration of the Gospel Bicentenary in 2014. Please use the contact details listed under individual events if you have any questions or queries.