Traditional ocean navigation

By . Image credit Facebook / Te Toki Waka Hourua. 2018 december

Young people from around the Pacific have been learning the art of traditional ocean navigation and understanding how Kupe and his people first travelled to Aotearoa.  Powered only by the wind, a double-hulled voyaging waka, the Haunui and its crew recently had an extended journey from Norfolk Island back to Aotearoa, with bad weather causing major delays.

Listen to RNZ’s Checkpoint article about the waka here.

You can also hear master waka voyager Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr speak on waka horua projects from the 2018 Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Seminar.  View video here.