Each year the Anglican Parish of Gate Pa offers free lectures to help the community understand our city's history and how it shapes our present. This year we are offering four lectures.
The second lecture will be offered by Buddy Mikaere and Lt Col Dr Cliff Simons. Buddy is a former Director of the Waitangi Tribunal and is a consultant, author, and historian.
In Tauranga he represents the environmental interests of several local iwi/hapu in their interface with local councils and developers. Buddy and Cliff are the co-authors of the book: Victory at Gate Pa? Buddy and Cliff will explore both why this battle happened, what happened during the battle, and the aftermath and its importance for all of us living in Tauranga today. They will offer both their up to date research done for their book published in October 2018, and the work they have done since for the reprint. St. George's Anglican Church, Gate Pa, sits on the site of the Battle of Pukehinahina - Gate Pa; one of the most significant events in the history of our city. We operate with the kaupapa of - let everyone who enters here be reconciled.
There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion at the end of each lecture. A koha – donations will be collected at the door to help cover the costs.
All lectures are at St. Georges Anglican Church, corner of Cameron Rd and Church St, Gate Pa, on the hill next to the Mega Mitre 10.