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Games for Tuia

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Games for Tuia is a project led by NZCER working in collaboration with Gamefroot.

We are partnering with schools in at least two Tuia landing sites (Marlborough and East Coast) to support young New Zealanders and their communities to research and tell place-based stories, and share local knowledge through the co-design and co-creation of 2D digital “Games for Tuia”.

Tuia - Encounters 250 is a nation-wide commemoration that marks 250 years since the first meetings between Māori and Europeans during the Endeavour's 1769 voyage to Aotearoa New Zealand. The commemoration tagline is “Dual Heritage, Shared Future”. Themes associated with Tuia include:

  • Māori experience, cultural practices and mātauranga Māori in or before 1769
  • Specific regional history connected to the first meetings between Māori and Europeans
  • Science, technology, innovation and mātauranga Māori
  • 1000 years of Pacific voyaging and celestial navigation

Open the link to learn more: Tuia-Encounters 250 

The project is supported in part through a grant from New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO 

First "gamestorming" workshop with Year 8 students at Queen Charlotte College, August 2018.