Kupe was an early Pacific navigator of exceptional mana, skill and knowledge. Learn more about some of the many stories and place names related to Kupe in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Follow James Cook, Tupaia and the Endeavour on Google Earth as they circumnavigate the world and explore the coast of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Tuia – Encounters 250 in the Classroom

Resources and suggestions to help students engage with the topic of Tuia – Encounters 250 in classroom.

Kaupapa On The Couch Get on the waka!

Leonie Hayden from The Spinoff looks at ocean voyaging and the ancestors who brought Māori across Moana-nui-a-Kiwa (the Pacific Ocean) to Aotearoa New Zealand, in her ‘Kaupapa on the Coach’ series.

Used with permission from The Spinoff

He Whenua Rangatira. A Māori land

See the history of Māori arrivals from 1200, European arrivals from 1642 and the signing of He Whakaputanga from 1835 to 1839.

How to cite this page

'Encounters ', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/culture/encounters, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 23-Jul-2019