Go­ing global for con­ser­va­tion

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

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.

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