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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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About 20 voyagers and crew have sailed from Tauranga to New Zealand’s capital city using traditional navigational methods from ancient ancestors who voyaged the Pacific. Hinemoana is one of…

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Funding climate change-related activities through the existing aid budget is the most sensible way to tackle the issue, says the NZ government. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s…

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Uri of Te Ikaroa aboard Te Matau-a-Māui have returned safely to the shores of Ahuriri this morning after spending three days in the tribals waters of Ngāti Kahungunu confronting the Amazon Warrior, the…

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Today the Hawkes Bays first giant size celestial Star Compass has opened at Waitangi Park in Napier. It’s a project three years in the making and will be used…

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Two young women are about to enter a male dominant arena. Teira Tohu and Hinerapa Rupuha are aiming to become one of New Zealand’s fewest female master navigators. Among…

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