max
°
min
°
Location:
COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

01:00pm - 03:00pm
Ed Sheeran

Portage Crossing celebrates challenge shared

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

More Stories

Waka and the power of working together will be celebrated tomorrow with the 27th Portage Crossing.

Almost 100 kaihoe will leave Ōkahu Bay and paddle up the Tāmaki River to Ōtāhuhu, where they will carry their waka over to Manukau Harbour and paddle on to Māngere Bridge.

It’s the same route Tainui warriors forged 800 years ago to cross the isthmus.

Organiser James Papali’i from Manukau Urban Māori Authority and Manukau Outrigger Club, says the waka revival has made a huge impact on many lives and communities.

"That's where a lot of learning happens for Pacific and Māori, out on the waves, on the ocean. How to be team players, you rely on each other for livelihood and even for life, and some of those characteristics are what attracts our youth to gangs. Well, it's all in waka and it's about us getting back to those positive things and those challenges for our youth," he says.

While the waka are making their way over the 18 kilometre course, there is a free concert and family day at Māngere Bridge Reserve, where the kaihoe are set to be welcomed at about 2.30pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright © 2019, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com

www.matarikifestival.org.nz

matariki x
E-Tangata-16062019
LETSLEARN-86
 
Two juxtapositions of the current furore over Oranga Tamariki uplifts
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: " On Friday morning breakfast TV, Judith Collins bristled at suggestions that there was institutionalised racism inside Oranga Tamariki by simply stating, "just stop beating up kids, and you won't need Oranga Tamariki".
Could Dame Tariana Turia's musings cost Labour the Māori vote?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury:     How hard will Jacinda and Grant make it for Willie Jackson to deliver the Māori vote for Labour again?
Latest infant death being used in Oranga Tamariki propaganda campaign.
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I think the manner in which dead infants are being used to justify the deeply flawed child uplift policy by Oranga Tamariki is a new low in this depressing and increasingly ugly debate.
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

01:00pm - 03:00pm