Thirty years ago there were no waka hourua, no ocean-going canoes and no surviving knowledge of celestial navigation in Aotearoa but thanks to Sir Hekenukumai Ngaiwi Puhipi Busby we've come a long
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I sailed to prove the tūpuna stories were true- Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr
Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr has been named a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in this year's Queen's Honours. The master waka voyager, who has been sailing for over 35 years, says he started sailing because he wanted to prove that the stories of our voyaging ancestors were true.
Tupaia's journey told through Te Tangi o Te Moana
Descendants of Tahitian Navigator Tupaia will take part in a special exhibition as part of Tuia 250. Te Tangi o Te Moana will tell the story of Tupaia who played a key role in the navigation of Captain Cook's Endeavour through the Pacific Islands.
Marumaru Atua receives warm welcome home
Marumaru Atua has arrived at Avatiu Harbour in Rarotonga today after 19 days at sea. While it's not the first time this vaka has journeyed all the way from Aotearoa, this latest voyage has been some years in the making.
Northland carvers travel to US to continue legacy Sir Busby's legacy
Five carvers from Northland are set to travel to the United States to build a waka in memory of renowned navigator and master waka builder, the late Sir Hekenukumai Busby.
Hawaiian voyagers to honour Māori navigating legend
The Polynesian Voyaging Society crew is set to hold a sunset sail in Hawai'i this weekend to honour Māori navigator and waka builder Sir Hekenukumai Hector Busby who passed away earlier this month.
Hekenukumai returns to Pukepoto
Decorated Māori celestial navigator, Sir Hekenukumaingāiwi Pūhipi, KNZM, MBE (Te Uri o Hina, Te Rarawa) has been welcomed on to his marae, Te Uri o Hina in Pukepoto. Discussions are now underway to finalise the funeral proceedings as the first mourners arrive to mourn the leader.
Master navigator Sir Hekenukumai Busby has passed away
Decorated master navigator Sir Hekenukumai Puhipi, ONZM, MBE (Te Uri o Hina, Te Rarawa) has passed away aged 86.
Traditional ocean voyaging providing education and lifestyle
To the East Coast now, where the rural, isolated community of Anaura Bay is hosting the inaugural Matangirua Waka Festival 2019. The festival brings experience waka experts, crew and families together to develop the growing knowledge base around inter-island sailing.
Norfolk Island to revive traditional wayfinding
Haunui Waka has set sail on a journey across the Pacific Ocean to bring traditional wayfinding back to Norfolk Island. The home people of Norfolk says it's a day that's long been awaited by them.