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WAKA Episode 1: The revival

“The knowledge of wayfinding and waka building was almost lost as a living practice, destined to survive only in historical journals and museums. Luckily for us, a small group took up the battle to keep them alive.” — Simone Kaho.

WAKA Episode 2: The future

“Billy Harrison isn’t just carrying the mana of the Aotearoa team in this symposium. He’s the future of waka building in Aotearoa. If tārai waka is to survive here, it will need more like Billy and his teammates.” — Simone Kaho.

WAKA Episode 4: The edge of old times

“I can look at the wood and see parts of the canoe. The shape. Like a vision in my head.” — Freddie Tauotaha, Tahitian master waka builder, who came to Aotearoa to finish the va’a his father started 27 years before.
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Conversations: Emeline Afeaki-Mafile’o

Emeline Afeaki-Mafile’o has helped thousands of young people and their families through the mentoring company she set up as a 25-year-old. It’s about heart, she says. (Made with the support of NZ On Air)

Conversations: Pania Newton

Pania Newton is the 28-year-old gumboot-wearing law graduate leading the fight against the proposed Fletcher housing development in Ihumātao, Auckland. (Made with the support of NZ On Air.)

Conversations: Pepe Robertson

Pepe Robertson talks about the impact of New Zealand rule in Sāmoa, which had tragic consequences for her own family. (Mālō NZ On Air)
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