This petition had 6,787 supporters. Photo: RNZ / Tracy Neal The Tuia 250 Voyage flotilla has been in the region for several days, to help it celebrate 250 years of dual heritage since the arrival of Captain James Cook. During 1995, the ship recreated Cook's voyage along eastern Australia, then visited New Zealand at the end of the year. The Endeavour replica was launched at the end of 1993 and completed in 1994. Cook and his men were the first Europeans to explore the country and interact with Māori. Adventure seekers, history buffs and sailing enthusiasts will have the chance to take the voyage of a lifetime as part of the crew on the magnificent replica of James Cook’s 18th century vessel HMB Endeavour.. After sea trials, the replica sailed from Fremantle to Sydney where she arrived at the end of 1994. The HMB Endeavour replica left Sydney on 12 September to make its way to Aotearoa New Zealand for the Tuia 250 Voyage around part of the country’s coastline. The journey took 15 days. Dr Arama Rata, a senior research fellow, said the arrival of the replica Endeavour represents a re-enactment of the invasion of Māori land. The HMB Endeavour will leave Sydney on September 12, 2019, on a voyage to New Zealand to join TUIA 250 flotilla of Pacific and European vessels. But former Māori Affairs Minister Dover Samuels is calling on the flotilla — including the Endeavour replica — to drop anchor off Matauri Bay instead. Mangonui has been axed from a voyage around New Zealand marking 250 years since Captain Cook's arrival after objections by local iwi Ngāti Kahu.

In October 1769 Captain James Cook and the crew of his ship the Endeavour anchored in Mercury Bay near Coromandel. Hobson's Pledge - We are One People started this petition to Jacinda Ardern and 9 others. HMS Endeavour replica sails into New Zealand Jump to media player The ship marked 250 years since the arrival of Europeans to the country. Welcome Endeavour replica to New Zealand.
HMB Endeavour replica from the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney; The Spirit of New Zealand from Tamaki Makaurau / Auckland; Waka hourua are Haunui from Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland; Ngahiraka Mai Tawhiti from Tauranga; Va’a moana is Fa’afaite i … The replica of Cook's Endeavour at Ship Cove in the outer Marlborough Sounds.