A 10 part series screening on TV One from Sunday 29 April.
For generations the world over, indigenous people have used various forms of waka for transportation, gathering food, trading and discovery. These days motorised vehicles have largely replaced them and our waterways are polluted, so the connection to our lakes, rivers and oceans has changed dramatically, and for some, been severed completely.
Now there’s a new wave of cultural integrity taking to the water.
WakaMan Alby Waititi has a proud cultural heritage as a descendant of Te Whānau-a-Apanui and Ngāti Porou. However he’s spent most of adulthood living on the Gold Coast of Australia.
On this voyage of discovery, Alby paddles and sails the waterways of Aotearoa, meeting people who are passionate about these watercraft and their traditions, revealing what waka culture meant to us in the past and what it means for our future.
Te Māngai Pāho invites suitably qualified and experienced persons to apply for the role of Pou Hanga Hōtaka (Head of Content). This is a significant opportunity to gain a leadership position within a high performing organisation and to make a strong contribution to the revitalisation of te reo Māori.The Pou Hanga Hōtaka advertisement, job description and application form can be viewed online here.Applications should be marked Confidential - Job Application” may be emailed firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to: Waddy Wadsworth, 9 Alderton Drive, Kerikeri 0230. If posted, your envelope should...Find Out More