WCC Presentation 2016

VTP at the World Conservation Congress

A few fresh pics of Drs. Salopuka and George presenting at the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s World Conservation Congress in Honolulu, Hawai’i.  Dr. Salopuka’s presentation was “We are the crew of Lata: Moana Is Our Home”

Doc Simon at WCC

Dr Salopuka talks about the jobs that all the crew of Lata do to build and sail.

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Doc Simon presenting at the conference

Video: Lashing a Te Puke voyaging canoe

In this video, students at the Lata Voyaging School lash the riser box onto a traditional Te Puke voyaging canoe using coconut fiber cordage. Read more

Hard at Work on the new Vaka

Simon just sent us these photos of the hard working crew of Taumako artisans building a new Te Puke at Taumako. Read more

The view from Pinnacle Cave 13B - our ancestral abode on the opposite side of the world

Western Cape Province, South Africa

The view from Pinnacle Cave 13B – our ancestral abode on the opposite side of the world

A rare photo of navigator Basil Tevake

This photo of a small Te Alo Lili was taken by the Australian administrator of Santa Cruz Islands in the 1950s.  The person sitting on it holding the steering blade is none other than Basil Tevake, the master navigator who demonstrated his skills to Dr. David Lewis during 3 inter-island passages on David’s yacht in 1969-70.PMBPhoto41_498

We, The Voyagers – Trailer

Bob Engle’s photos from 2012 Holau

1st Mate on the VTP support vessel, the Gershon II, Bob Engle sent us these photos of the 2012 Holau Kaveia.  Thanks Bob!