Pupils visit Hinemoana

Te Puke Times - - NEWS -

A group of stu­dents from Te Puke High School vis­ited the Hinemoana voy­ag­ing waka re­cently.

They learnt about the im­mense knowl­edge that was re­quired to suc­cess­fully nav­i­gate across the Pa­cific ocean.

This as­pect of Ma¯ori cul­ture had been lost, but is now be­ing re­vived.

Seven of the dou­ble-hulled waka now ex­ist around the Pa­cific.

Stu­dents were shown around the boat and the labyrinth of bunks below the deck.

They also learnt about life on one of the waka’s voy­ages.

The Hinemoana runs eight day voy­ages for stu­dents.

Any­body in­ter­ested in go­ing on one of these, should con­tact Joe An­der­son at Te Puke High School.

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