Tairawhiti Navigations is a programme of projects that we're delivering together with tangata whenua and partner organisations.
The programme will weave together significant sites through storytelling and design to showcase our region's unique culture and heritage of first arrivals and great navigators.
Both public and privately owned spaces will be upgraded to include stories and elements to reflect the exceptional navigational feats of the first iwi who arrived around the thirteenth century and James Cook who arrived in 1769.
The programme will ensure people experience a unique point of difference that is distinctly Tairāwhiti wherever you go in our district.
The programme comprises of 5 projects:
• Titirangi maunga restoration
• Titirangi summit redevelopment -
Te Taumata o Titirangi
• Inner harbour upgrade
• Tupapa - historic interpretations
• Cook Landing site redevelopment -
Puhi Kai Iti
These projects will be completed mid-2019 in time for the Te Ha 1769 Sestercentennial Commemorations and the Tuia - First Encounters 250 Event.
Budget: $10m - Council's contribution $5M, ECT/EGL $5m
Further external funding required
Progress: On track