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The S/pacifics of Salt Water Humanity emerged from the oceans, as did all life on this planet. Our bodies are 60 percent brine—we carry this marine heritage with us…

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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…

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As a new decade dawns much of the Pacific is grappling with major upheavals from climate and health crises to political disruption and self-determination struggles. RNZ Pacific’s Jamie Tahana…

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The government is investing $1.75 million over the next three years so that New Zealanders can learn more about the navigational and voyaging skills of early Māori and Pacific…

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a commitment to continue the legacy of Tuia 250 by continuing the teaching of navigational history in schools. During the closing ceremony today…

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Apr 2, 2019

Aere ra Maurai

Maurai first set his feet on board of a traditionally based double-hull Polynesian sailing canoe in September 2014, when he sailed from Rarotonga, Cook Islands, to Australia aboard Marumaru…

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Traditional navigator Peia Patai has trained Pacific Islanders from more than seven countries to become open ocean sailors since the Auckland-based Okeanos Maritime Training Program first began in February…

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Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans is a public art programme bringing messages of ocean conservation into streets around the globe.  Now, it’s taking over the streets of Gisborne. Contemporary…

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There’s a call for more young people to learn traditional navigation in New Zealand. The Te Toki Voyaging Trust is running short sailings to raise funds for a three…

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24 emerging Maori and Pacific voyagers have been selected to sail on board Haunui Waka to Norfolk Island in September 2018. The voyage provides deep-sea training ahead of a…

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