EVENT DETAILS

Te Toki Voyaging Trust fosters a culture of mentorship, using waka as a vehicle for youth-development, designing and delivering high-level educational-programmes targeting our young people, creating strong, capable independent learners and leaders. VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai hosted 40 tamariki & rangatahi aged 11 years and older to connect rangatahi Māori with their cultural roots and engage in a voyaging event to inspire skills that they could use to navigate their own lives. The Te Toki Crew each went around and engaged with every single child and their trusted adult on the waka they shared their stories including their recent travels to Rarotonga which took them 19 days. Out past the Auckland harbour bridge the sails of Waka Hourua were lowered and everyone slowly drifted back to the wharf reflecting on an amazing day, which ended with a pop-up stardome where they learn’t about Matariki and the related constellation of stars.