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Full Moon Departure

As dawn gently lit the sky and the full moon dipped towards the horizon the five waka crews were already up and into it. It's been a long time coming and a lot of hard work from a lot of people. The support we have had has been phenomenal from both...

Bad weather forecast

  Our leaving ceremony last Wednesday and the karakia from Kamatua Hekenukumai Busby was the beginning of the voyage Te Mana o Te Moana to Hawaii. We feel blessed and guarded. Four of our canoes sailed out off Viaduct and pass North Head before returning back to the dock in the...

Leaving Ceremony on Wednesday

On Wednesday, 13th April between 9:00 - 11:00 am we will be having a leaving ceremony at Viaduct harbour in Auckland (At Market Square, off Customs St West & opp O'Hagan's Irish Pub, Viaduct Basin). Due to last preparations on the solar-power-system the vaka will be leaving Aotearoa for the...

Environmental training

We have started on Monday with the environmental training. People who are involved in different fields of marine environmental protection are presenting their topics as there are for example Marine Debris, Invasive Species or how to identify Whales and Dolphins. We will also have lessons about the three main topics...

New departure date

As it is always before a huge journey, a big change or a move, there is so much to do. We therefore decided to postpone the departure to 12th April, if the weather permits. All the crew are working hard at the Salthouse Boatbuilder's...

Five sisters in Auckland

Uto Ni Yalo arrived on Sunday in the early morning in Auckland, Aotearoa. Now she is side by side with her sister Gaualofa in Viaduct Harbour. A little bit further in is Haunui and rests for the big journey. She is the one who has been at Salthouse Boatbuilders already...

Tsunami

    The tsunami caused by the earthquake in Japan ran across the whole Pacific at about 800km/h. Our seven vaka are safe. Gaualofa and Uto Ni Yalo are still at sea, Marumaru Atua's crew has been on stand-by until the danger has been gone, Faafaite left harbour for a few hours...

Welcome

  Welcome! At the beginning of April, we will embark on our journey across the Pacific on seven voyaging canoes. We'll sail together as a family coming from Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia. We’ll start from Aotearoa to meet our Northern voyaging family in Hawaii. Then, at the end of June in Honolulu,...

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