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Authentic Polynesian Voyaging Canoe Sails Again

In August, 1998, the Te Puke named Vaka Taumako made its first voyage. For the first time in over forty years, a Polynesian voyaging canoe, a vaka, was built using completely traditional methods and materials. For the first time since 1963 a Te Puke voyaged on a traditional route. Read more

The First Te Puke

How Lata built the first voyaging canoe

as told by Paramount Chief Kruso Kaveia for Sailing New Zealand Magazine, July 1999 Read more