got around the world by waka hourua
Locals and visitors are getting to go on-board four classic Māori replica double-hull canoes classed as waka hourua named Hinemoana, Tairāwhiti, Haunui, and Ngahiraka-mai-tawhiti, to learn about the history of travel to the thrill of many so far.
They get to listen to crew members' stories of travelling around the world on these vessels and see how people live out on the ocean.
Lessons include navigation using the stars, winds and tides, also live music and a mobile education unit that housed some of the latest technology to interact with children as they learned more about waka hourua.
Link to article and video: Learning how Māori ancestors got around the world by waka hourua | Stuff.co.nz