Welcoming Home of Te Marumaru Atua and the crew

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Marumaru Atua Friday 4th April 2019

**** 25 more days to go till relaunch **** This week has been very good workwise and we look forward to a very productive weekend from Peia, Maurai and the volunteers All of the lashing holes and deck drains have been cut and the rubber pads have been placed ready for the beams to sit […]

Generous donations help TIS and vaka

Monday November 20, 2017 Written by Published in Environment This weekly column is contributed by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with conservation and environmental issues of interest to the Cook Islands. The most recent edition of the Te Ipukarea Society newsletter has proven to be especially rewarding for the Cook Islands Voyaging Society and Te Ipukarea Society. […]

Govt gives $255,000 to rebuild vaka

Saturday February 03, 2018 Written by Rashneel Kumar Published in Local The government is handing more than a quarter of a million dollars over to the Cook Islands Voyaging Society to help rebuild the damaged Vaka Marumaru Atua. Finance minister Mark Brown told a press conference yesterday that government would contribute $255,000 to cover the cost of […]

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 […]

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 […]