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Due to the Covid-19 situation throughout 2020-2022, these events were cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled - the majority of these have now been completed.

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}.


These cancelled events in the UK may be rescheduled for later years. 

 Australian Itinerary 

Our original official event date in June 2020 was postponed, and has now been completed 

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.

 Additional historical tours also on our Australian itinerary 

Postponed until mid - 2023 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 mid - 2023 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, had to be postponed, and this event has now been completed. 

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, a display of replica taonga, and a viewing of relevant taonga in the museum.


Bookings were made through the Waitangi Treaty Grounds



School Presentations/Workshops:

Northland schools - a limited number of presentations/workshops were facilitated at the following schools in Te Tai Tokerau:

Russell School, Russell, 1st July 2022

Whangarei Intermediate School, Whangarei, 4th July 2022

Bay of Islands College, Kawakawa, 5th July 2022

Taipa Area School, Taipa 6th July 2022

Whangaroa College, 7th July 2022

Northland College, Kaikohe, 8th July 2022, and

Te Kura Maori o Kaikohe, Kaikohe, 9th July 2022.



Nga upoko o Hongi Hika Exhibition

An exhibition of taonga related to the 1814 journey by Hongi Hika to Australia, and the1820 journey to England and Australia by Hongi Hika, Waikato and Thomas Kendall.

These taonga include the three carved wooden busts of Hongi Hika (located in Brighton - UK, Sydney - NSW, and Auckland - NZ); the kakahu which Hongi gifted King George IV (located in London - UK); paintings of the tree men (located in the National Library - Wellington, and Te Kongahu Museum- Waitangi); the last remaining original copy of A Korao no New Zealand (1815) located at Auckland Museum - NZ; the pounamu hei tiki which Hongi gifted Rev Woodd (located in Te Kongahu Museum - Waitangi); the sporting gun which the King gifted Waikato (located at Te Kongahu Museum - Waikato); the taiaha which Hongi took to England (located in England).

2030 - Te Papa Tongarewa (National Museum of New Zealand) Wellington. TBC


2030 - Auckland Museum Auckland. TBC 

2030 - Te Kongahu Museum Waitangi Treaty Grounds. TBC 



Photographer - Brent Kerehona,

Designer illustrator - Tess Begg (2020).

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