How the Hec Busby did we get here? Leonie Hayden looks at ocean voyaging and the badass ancestors that brought us across Moana-nui-a-Kiwa to Aotearoa.
What do we mean when we give our pepha and talk about “our” waka? I’ve seen a waka, you can’t sail overseas in that!
Check out the awesome Waka Odyssey, part of the New Zealand festival, where you can learn more about ocean voyaging.
Watch this amazing documentary about ocean voyaging pioneer Hec Busby and his epic journey to get our people back on the high seas using the ancient tradition of wayfinding.
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