MAY - JULY : Waka prepare to undertake 10,000 nautical miles using the stars, moon and sun.
Chile Backing Rapanui trip.
The New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute's historically significant Waka Tapu expedition has secured support from the Chilean Government.
The expedition, organised by the institute, known as Te Puia, in partnership with Te Tai Tokerau Tarai Waka, will see two waka hourua (double-hulled waka) sail from Auckland on August 17.
NZMACI Director Karl Johnstone's interview on Radio Waatea.
Karl Johnston, director of New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, is interviewed on 'Breakfast with Dale Husband'. Listen to the Karl Johnston interview on Adam Gifford's Radio Waatea.
Chilean Support for Waka Tapu
The Waka Tapu expedition, being organised by the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute in partnership with Te Tai Tokerau Tarai Waka, has secured support from the Chilean Government after meetings in Santiago. Chilean governement officials, academics and anthropologists are endorsing the journey that will reconnect what they describe as two cultures separated only by the Pacific Ocean. The 10,000 nautical mile return voyage aims to symbolically close the final corner of the Polynesian triangle of Hawaii in the north, New Zealand in the south and Rapanui (Easter Island) in the east.
ROTORUA, Wednesday 16th May 2012: A group of intrepid New Zealanders will soon undertake a perilous journey across the Pacific Ocean in traditional waka hourua (double-hulled sailing canoes), using only the stars, moon, sun, ocean currents, birds and marine life to guide them...
Karl Johnstone Interview | Newstalk ZB
From here to Rapanui - recreating journeys of old | TV3 | Dan Sotherby | 18 May
Waka to repeat ancient Easter Island trip | MSN | by AAP | 17 May
Readying for waka expedition to Rapanui | Whare Akuhata | 18 May
At Whakarewarewa for the Waka Tapu launch last Thursday night were Mia Williams, (from left), Candice Paewai and Iritana Mossley
Canoes Launch | News in Brief | 16 May
Te Tai Tokerau master waka builder Hekenukumai Busby has hand-carved both traditional double hulled sailing canoes that will be used during an historic voyage from New Zealand to rapanui (Easter Island). Waka Tapu te ara ki te pito o te whanua - voyage to Rapanui will be launched in Rotorua tomorrow.
Waka hourua, Te Aurere, already has 55,000km of sailing racked up.