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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

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