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Te Tai Tokerau Northland

The birth of a bi-cultural nation

Te Tai Tokerau Northland’s Tohu Whenua, and the interweaving journeys, tell the stories of our beginnings. These are places where both our Māori and European ancestors arrived, centuries apart, and where their identities were defined.

Early encounters, cultural differences, challenges and aspirations were the hallmarks of understanding how we became New Zealanders. Stand where our people first engaged, feel the tensions and curiosities, apprehensions and partnerships, and appreciate why our journey continues today.

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