New Zealand wrestles with 250th anniversary of James Cook's arrival

Replica of the Endeavour sails coastline as part of flotilla that has been met with a mix of celebration and grief

A replica of Captain James Cook’s Endeavour has docked in Gisborne 250 years after the British navigator landed in New Zealand and named the cove he first sighted Poverty Bay.

The replica is part of a flotilla, known as Tuia 250, that has been sailing around New Zealand on a taxpayer-funded voyage in memory of Cook’s arrival in New Zealand.

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