Going global for conservation
Climb aboard an ocean voyaging waka at the New Zealand Maritime Museum this weekend.
The Hawaiian based Polynesian Voyaging society is taking part in a round the world voyage on a traditional waka, called Hikianalia, to help spread the word about conservation.
The 87,000 kilometre journey will take four years to complete.
The Hikianalia is based at the museum during the Auckland leg of the voyage.
Head along to the museum between 10am and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, to get a tour of the waka, find out how the crew use ancient navigation techniques, visit the science station and learn about the marine research the crew will doing along the way.
The event is happening as part of Sea Week and coincides with the Volvo Ocean Race Auckland stopover.