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

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

09:00am - 09:36am
Ed Sheeran

History from the deck of waka

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

Napier hapu are happy to be involved in the city’s annual art deco festival for the first time.

The festival, which attracts thousands of visitors to the city, focuses on the cityscape created after the 1931 Napier earthquake.

The Art Deco Weekend will be launched tomorrow with a powhiri at Napier’s Inner Harbour, at which the ocean voyaging waka Te Matau a Maui will be welcomed into the marina.

Navigator Piripi Smith says this weekend visitors will get the chance to sail on the waka around the harbour.

The crew will share some of the stories they have collected over the year the waka has been based in the city.

"We’ve been taking kaumatua out from different marae and some historians, collecting the different korero along the way. For this one we’re going to specifically focus on the role of Maori around the early 1900s mainly around te Whanganui o Orutu which was the inner harbour. That harbour was lost as a result of the earthquake, so that’s where the airport is, Te Whanganui o Orotu," Mr Smith says.

Copyright © 2014, UMA Broadcasting Ltd

Waatea Covid Tiwtter Post (1)-585
LETSLEARN-86
 
'Te Hononga' Urban Māori Stories
Jacinda & Grant protect Landlords but what about Renters?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The enormous help this Government has managed to extend to property speculators and homeowners with a mortgage-free holiday is wonderful and necessary, but where is the aid for Renters?
Learning to live Kia Kaha in a time of Pandemic
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Kia kaha is a Māori phrase used by the people of New Zealand as an affirmation, meaning stay strong.
Pandemic will hit Māori hardest
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I'm glad the Government have rolled out a $12 billion package in response to the pandemic currently sweeping the world.
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

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

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

09:00am - 09:36am