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Historic Bay of Islands cruise coming up

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A cruise tracing the footsteps of missionaries and Maori in the Bay of Islands will take place on November 17.

The six hour trip is part of the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the Kerikeri Settlement, and will provide an opportunity to view from the water sites where missionaries and other Pakeha interacted with Māori in the earliest years of pre-Treaty settlement.

As part of the TÅ«hono Kerikeri! series of bicentennial events, celebrating 200 years since the establishment of the Kerikeri mission in 1819 in the shadow of Hongi Hika’s Kororipo Pa, the cruise will provide an opportunity for people to view many of the historic sites, and enjoy the same trip missionaries and Maori would have experienced by cruising up on a seasonal high tide to the Kerikeri Basin jetty.

The cruise will take place on a chartered vessel from Fullers Great Sights Bay of Islands, and will cost $150 per head, which includes lunch at the Honey House Café. A group of kaumatua and local historians will provide the commentary.

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