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New Zealand

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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The waka hourua Tairawhiti ‘floating classroom’ The waka hourua Tairawhiti “floating classroom” sailed from Gisborne port yesterday on its first official education voyage for students. On board were 17…

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A life on the ocean began when a nine-year-old saw an old waka taua on the Waitematā harbour As part of its Waka Odyssey, the 2018 New Zealand Festival…

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The Okeanos Maritime Training Center opened its doors in Auckland at the beginning of February and welcomed the first group of students from Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Tahiti. According…

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Centuries before the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman and Britain’s Captain James Cook arrived in what became New Zealand, there was Kupe, a 10th-century navigator from…

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A waka voyage down the North Island’s East Coast sailed through a surprising amount of microplastic pollution – and its leader wants action on the ocean scourge. Hawke’s Bay-based…

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