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8 Responses to Discussion

  1. Christine Hofkens says:

    Could you please put a section on your website about possibilities for people to transfer money for the continuation of this site (with bank details etc.)?

  2. Penny Griffith says:

    Hello Christine — What a generous thought–thank you! Yes Robert and I set up the website as volunteers, because we wanted to increase awareness of Tasman’s role in global and New Zealand history. Robert has the skills to keep the website buzzing, but on top of that there are real overhead costs, so it would be lovely if we could attract a few donations.

    Yes, we’ve picked up on your idea and established a Kiwibank account. So if anyone would like to contribute something, here are the details: Account Name: Abel Tasman Website; Account number: 38-9005-0971421-04. (Please note that this is a personal account so donations wouldn’t be tax-deductible. It would simply be too complicated to set up something like a trust.)

    You can also send an email to tasman1642.nz@gmail.com if you’d like to be added to our mailing list. Abel Tasman news of course!

    Kind regards and best wishes, Penny

  3. August Dubois says:

    Following up on Christine’s suggestion: Have you considered a “Donate” button on your website? That allows people to follow their impulse instantaneously.

  4. Thanks for that suggestion August. I am the one who maintains the site, and I don’t know how such a donate button would work. Is one available in wordpress?

  5. Kia Ora – Hallo, I was so pleased to hear of the Encounter375 event. My Dutch parents were part of the post WW2 emigration process. I struggle with my place and belonging in Aotearoa -Nieuw-Zeeland. To help with this I developed an art practice project connecting my Dutch culture with Māori artist friends through symbolism and bodies. It is about merged identities and the emotional complexities behind them. My work ‘Kōtuitui’ done with artist James Bellaney of Māori/Scottish descent has designs on me taken from a Delft vase in the Rijksmuseum. One day I hope to bring this the Netherlands.

  6. Ann Norton says:

    Hi Penny and Robert,
    My name is Ann and I am a direct decendent of Abel Tasmans. I was present with my aunty Ivy Ngatai for the unveiling of the Abel Tasman statue in Nelson in 2000. On behalf of the family I would like to thank you both very much for all the hard work and dedication that yous have put forward on behalf of my ancestor. I did not make it to the 375th commemorations last year due to family obligations but I would like to be more involved in the future if at all possible. Can you please email me with any relevant information so that I can be an active participant in any future events that may arise.

  7. Admin says:

    Kia ora, Ann: I will reply to you by email / nga mihi, Penny

  8. Admin says:

    Kia ora, Carolijn: I will reply to you by email / nga mihi, Penny

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