[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/jvzlP2P-coI”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A eulogy by his only surviving sibling, younger sister Tepaeru Whitta, 83, recounted humorous stories of growing up with Papa Tom on Rarotonga. Like the time (as a very young boy) he took four coconuts, tied them up in pairs, slung them under his arms and swam out of Avarua channel into open sea. […]
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Today we share a short piece from the late Te Tika Mataiapo Dorice REID. I would like to share with you briefly my story of spiritually as a result of participating in traditional ocean voyaging. In March 1995 a crew of 24 sailed on the maiden voyage of “Te Au O Tonga” which means “the […]
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 […]
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.