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 […]

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 […]

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 […]