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.
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Dr. Hekenukumai Pūhipi Busby, ONZM, MBE, of Aurere, Kaitaia has been appointed a Knight Companion of the Order of Merit in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
The New Zealand Golden Masters Women's 60 plus waka ama team has their eye on winning a gold medal when they compete at the IVF Worlds in Tahiti this July. Over the weekend the team were training on Lake Rotoiti.
Work continued at one of the region's largest archaeological finds this morning, as sediment was removed from the inside of what is believed to be a 'waka kōkau,' or incompleted vessel at Ōkahu Inlet, north of Auckland.