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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We look back at the launch of Marumaru Atua at Salthouse Boatbuilders, the first of seven vaka Moana funded by Okeanos Foundation for the Sea.