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Waka Hourua

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  • Early Settlement in New Zealand, New Zealand Settlement

    …Modern replicas of waka hourua, such as Te Aurere, have successfully journeyed throughout the Pacific, using traditional navigation methods. The Auckland War Memorial Museum has one of the best collections of Māori carvings in New Zealand. Tribal Waka More waka hourua followed Kupe over the…

  • New Zealand History, New Zealand Māori Heritage and History

    …migration was planned and deliberate, with many waka hourua making return journeys to Hawaiki. Modern replicas of waka hourua, such as Te Aurere, have successfully journeyed throughout the Pacific, using traditional navigation methods. More waka hourua followed Kupe over the next few hundred years,…

  • New Zealand History Information & Historical Places

    …Early Settlement Ceremonial Waka Photographer: Sheila Thomson Creative Commons According to Māori, the first explorer to reach New Zealand was Kupe. Using the stars and ocean currents as his navigational guides, he ventured across the Pacific on his waka hourua (voyaging canoe) from his…

  • Māori Culture New Zealand, Māori Culture, Traditions and Tourism

    …Tourism section... (more) Indigenous Culture The Māori people are the indigenous people of Aotearoa (New Zealand) and first arrived here in waka hourua (voyaging canoes) from their ancestral homeland of Hawaiki over 1000 years ago. Today, Māori make up over 14 percent of the population.…

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