Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


46 years on - Remembering the Wahine

MEDIA RELEASE 26 March 2014

46 years on - Remembering the Wahine

46 years ago, the Wahine storm struck and affected lives of passengers, crew, rescuers, family members and the wider Wellington region. Museum of Wellington City & Sea will be remembering the 46th anniversary of the Wahine disaster with a day of commemorations.

Over two days in April, 1968, New Zealand experienced a storm of savage ferocity. Just after 6am on 10 April, the Inter Island ferry TEV Wahine entered the harbour battling against winds of over 100 miles per hour. For the following nine hours, Wellington was battered by the worst storm in New Zealand recorded history.

Between April 3- 10, the Museum will commemorate the disaster with special events to share the story.

On 10 April, Museum of Wellington City & Sea will showcase and premiere new and donated collection items surrounding the Wahine disaster. New film footage of the launch of the Wahine will premiere and Exhibitions and Collections Manager, David Waller will introduce a new Museum acquisition, the Wahine’s bridge bell.

“The Museum’s new collection items add to Wellington’s taonga, history and story. As home to the story of the Wahine, the new film footage and bell add to the significant objects inside the Museum that tell the Wahine’s story.” Brett Mason (Museums Wellington Director)

The Museum continues to gather people’s experiences from the disaster. Throughout April, visitors will be invited to add their Wahine story in the Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui exhibition.

“It’s important to continue gathering information and stories from those affected by the Wahine disaster. It brings people together to share, reflect and discuss their experiences. The Wahine bell will be rung and a wreath of tribute will be laid. There is also the opportunity for survivors, rescuers and others interested in the story to meet.” Brett Mason

NOTE TO EDITORS

Thursday 10 April events

9.30am- Private screening to Wahine survivors

9.55am- Wreath laying

10am- Bell ringing

12pm- Launch of newly discovered film footage of the launch of the Wahine

12.35pm- The Baker Trio perform Pavane pour une infante défunte

(Pavane for a Dead Princess) Ravel

At 2, 3.15 and 4.30pm the short film of the Wahine will play, followed by a final bell ringing at 5pm.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Gordon Campbell: The PM’s Hair-Pulling Power Trip

There have been striking differences between (a) the account of the waitress involved in the hair-pulling incidents, and (b) the account being given by Prime Minister John Key. The version by the waitress is available here and is recommended to anyone yet to read it. By her account, there were multiple instances of hair-pulling and these persisted and persisted long after she had made her annoyance clear to Key – who had also been advised by his wife, and by other café staff that the behavior was evidently not being welcomed. More>>

ALSO:

War: What’s To Commemorate?

Gordon Campbell in Werewolf: Is there anything that can be validly commemorated on this 100th anniversary of Gallipoli? Beyond, that is, a fleeting sense of empathy with the thousands of soldiers killed or wounded on April 25 1915 and in the months thereafter, until the whole thing was finally called off in December 1915. More>>

MORE IN WEREWOLF:

ALSO:

Peter Ellis Case: Minister Declines Request For Commission Of Inquiry

Justice Minister Amy Adams has declined a request from supporters of Peter Ellis for a Commission of Inquiry on the basis that an inquiry cannot be used to determine the liability of any person. More>>

Quakes: New Process For Red Zone Crown Offers

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a process to give everyone a say on the Crown offers to owners of vacant, commercial/industrial and uninsured properties in the Residential Red Zone. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Battle Obama Is Waging Over The TPP

For the past two and a half years, this column has been arguing that the fate of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal will hinge on whether US President Barack Obama can win Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) from Congress... Last week, the White House finally, finally unveiled a draft TPA Bill. More>>

ALSO:

Greens: Govt Breaks Free Doctors Visit Promise To Kids

Documents obtained by the Green Party show that the Government decided to fund only 90 percent of doctors’ visits for children suffering from an injury in an attempt trim the cost of the so-called “free” visits. More>>

ALSO:

Other Wars: Extension Of NZDF Commitment In Afghanistan

The New Zealand Defence Force’s commitment of mentors and support staff to the Afghan National Army Officer Academy in Afghanistan has been extended out to December 2016, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More>>

PM's Press Conference: Auckland Property Prices Increasing "Too Rapidly"

John Key accepted that Auckland property prices 'are going up too rapidly” in a press conference held today in Wellington, however he said that this is not anything new. More>>

ALSO:

Press Conference: ANZAC PMs Concerned About ISIL Bringing The War Home

Prime Minister Key and Prime Minister Abbott spoke of the bond formed between Australia and New Zealand in the “baptism of fire” of Gallipoli. Abbott stated that New Zealand and Australia’s values and interests are linked, and this is reflected in the joint operation in Iraq which will begin shortly. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news