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Tairāwhiti - Waka Hourua Open Day

Tairāwhiti - Waka Hourua Open Day

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  • Wed 28 Aug ’19, 10:30am – 12:00pm


Gisborne Inner Harbour, Wharf Shed 3, The Esplanade, Gisborne


All Ages

Registration Types:

  • Registration : $0.00

Join us on board te Waka Hourua Tairāwhiti where our voyager and storyteller will share stories of the voyaging history of our ancestors.

While sitting on board the waka, discover how Te Tairāwhiti's historic waka were built and how our tipuna Paoa, Kiwa, Maia, Ruawharo journeyed from Hawaiki using moon, stars, currents and birds to navigate through the Pacific Ocean to Aotearoa.

Note this is an in-berth experience and not a sailing excursion. We meet at the gate in front of Bronwyn Kay. Each tour is 1.5 hours in duration.

Health & Safety (there will be a briefing before the tour)
- No high-heels
- No toilet facilities on board
- Smoking and alcohol are not permitted at the port at any time.
- Please bring sunblock, sunhat, water.
- All children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Unfortunately, at present, there is no wheelchair access onto the waka.

About Tuia 250 ki Tūranga:
Tuia 250 ki Tūranga is about people and place, what brought us together, what challenges us still, and how we are weaving our differing cultures and values into a future we will be proud to leave for our grand-children. Tuia 250 ki Tūranga actively explores the stories on land and at sea. We will recognise and commemorate two extraordinary voyaging traditions and cultures –each with their legacies and technologies, opportunities and vulnerabilities. But most importantly, Tuia 250 ki Tūranga will make room for conversations, some of them awkward, all of them vital to forging a shared future.

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