Due to the current Covid-19 situation, these events have been cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled, and are subject to change

Tri-country Itinerary


 United Kingdom Itinerary


CancelledQueens' College Cambridge University Cambridge. Whakatau, presentation, viewing of taonga, and short film. 12.00pm-1.00pm: Tour of Queens' College, and 1.00pm-3.00pm: A formal (black tie) lunch function by invitation only in the lavish Old Hall.

CancelledThe British Museum Bloomsbury, London. Whakatau, presentation, viewing of taonga, short film, and a tour of the museum.


Cancelled - Brighton Museum and the Royal Pavilion Brighton. Whakatau, presentation, viewing of taonga, short film and a short tour of museum, followed by a formal (black tie) lunch by invitation only in the William IV Room, followed by a tour of the majestic Royal Pavilion.

Cancelled - Norfolk Records Office Norwich. Whakatau, presentation,

viewing of taonga in the Glass Cube, and a short film, with light-refreshments, in the Green Room, followed by a tour of the Norwich Cathedral. 

 Additional historical tours also on our United Kingdom itinerary 

CancelledRoyal Armoury - Tower of London, followed by a tour of the Royal Archives - Windsor   Castle. 


Cancelled - House of Lords - Westminster Palace, followed by a tour of Carlton House Terrace - {10-  11}. 

 Australian Itinerary 

Our original official event date in June 2020 was postponed, and has been rescheduled. 

Saturday, 18th June 2022, 1:00pm - 3:00pm - Chau Chak Wing Museum - The University of Sydney.


Event overview:

Whakatau (traditional Maori welcome), historical presentation #1, viewing of taonga (1 of 3 busts of Hongi), short film debut, historical presentation #2, followed by kai hakari (hangi), Maori cultural entertainment will also be performed. 

Registration will be by invitation through an Eventbrite link.

*There will also be a public presentation the following day (Sunday, 19th June 2022, 1:00pm-3:00pm), which will be open to general museum visitors. 

 Additional historical tours also on our Australian itinerary 

Postponed until late - 2022 T.B.C - History of Maori in Parramatta Tour. Led by Maarama Kamira (Ngapuhi, Te Rarawa) author of Maori Trade & Relations in Parramatta 

Postponed until late - 2022 T.B.C - History of Maori in Sydney Tour. Led by Hohepa Ruhe (Ngapuhi) co-director of Poihakena Tours. 


 Aotearoa-New Zealand Itinerary. 


Hongi's Hikoi: Tracing Taonga


Our original event date in October 2020, and our first rescheduled date in June 2021, have had to be postponed, and has been rescheduled. 

Saturday, 9th July 2022, 6:00pm - 7:30pm - Te Kongahu Museum, Waitangi Treaty Grounds.


Event overview:

Consists of a historical presentation #1, short film, historical presentation #2, and a display of taonga.


Bookings to be made through Waitangi Treaty Grounds



School Presentations/Workshops:

Northland schools - a limited number of presentations/workshops will be facilitated at some schools in Te Tai Tokerau, between Friday, 1st - Friday, 8th July (the last week of Term 1).

Details available only to the respective schools. 



Nga upoko o Hongi Hika Exhibition


2025 - 2026 - Te Papa Tongarewa (National Museum of New Zealand) Wellington. TBC


2025 - 2026 - Auckland Museum Auckland. TBC 

2025 - 2026 - Te Kongahu Museum Waitangi Treaty Grounds. TBC 


Due to the current Covid-19 situation, these events are subject to change



Photographer - Brent Kerehona,

Designer illustrator - Tess Begg (2020).