Manu Rere Moana
The navigation of the Pacific by waka hourua | double-hulled sailing waka is one of the great achievements of human technology. This exhibition celebrates the mātauranga of celestial navigation that enabled these extraordinary voyages.
He Kaupapa Waka
See powerful photos of the waka fleet that gathered on Waitangi Day in 2020 to commemorate the 80-year anniversary of the 1940 launch of Ngātokimatawhāorua – named after the ancestral waka that made the voyage from Hawaiki to Aotearoa.
Explore the story of Moriori, the original inhabitants of the remote islands of Rēkohu, also known as the Chatham Islands or Wharekauri.
Te Hau ki Tūranga
An exceptional meeting house at the core of Mana Whenua.
See a waka taua
waka tauawar canoeMāori | Noun from the Whanganui region, used in battles during the New Zealand wars of the mid 1800s.