Huge cost for vaka repair

vaka marumaru atu

Tuesday November 21, 2017 Written by Chris Taylor Published in Local Getting the damaged vaka Marumaru Atua back into the water could cost up to $250,000. That’s the “worst-case” scenario presented to the Cook Islands Voyaging Society by New Zealand maritime expert Robin Williams, who was brought to Rarotonga to review damage to the ocean-going vaka’s starboard […]

Te Mana O Te Moana voyage

In 2012 as the Te Mana O Te Moana voyage was coming to an end, the idea of a reuniting the fleet in the Cook Islands to celebrate the 50th Anniversary was born while sitting round a coffee table at the Lime Lounge, in Honiara, Solomon Islands. In August 2014 the Cook Islands Voyaging Society […]

Arrival in Atiu – tommorow


Tomorrow Marumaru Atua, Haunui, Te Matau A Maui and Faafaite will be welcomed into Atiu by the Children, Island people and the Aronga Mana of the island. But before I touch on what we will experience on the island of Atiu, we would like to thank the people of Aitutaki for their never ending hospitality.The […]

Remembering the place of the Vaka

Friday December 13, 2013 Written by Thomas Wyne Published in National In 1978 a Hawaiian Community Leader named Myron ‘Pinky’ Thompson would say the following after Hokule’a a Hawaiian voyaging canoe had capsised and crew member Eddie Aikau was lost at sea, and years later another voyage to Tahiti was being discussed: “You need to know […]