Hōkūle‘a, Hikianalia meet other voyaging canoes in Auckland

By Marcel Honoré
Monday, December 8, 2014
Crews beach traditional waka (canoes) Marumaru Atua (near), Hine Moana (middle) and Haunui (far) at Okahu Bay on Sunday ahead of events celebrating Pacific voyaging. (Photo by Marcel Honore)

Hōkūle‘a, Hikianalia meet other voyaging canoes in Auckland

By Marcel Honoré
Monday, December 8, 2014

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND » As hundreds of onlookers watched from shore, six Pacific canoes converged Sunday for a rare beachside reunion to celebrate how far they’ve come and to honor Hokule’a, the Hawaiian vessel that started their push to keep

Good Lord, they’ll let anyone crew these canoes….

By Marcel Honoré
Friday, December 5, 2014

Meet Pai and Piri, These two hard-working members of the New Zealand Department of Conservation met us aboard after we anchored about 50 yards offshore this morning of Motutapu, an island in the Hauraki Gulf. Along with their human handlers,

Aloha kakou from the bow of Hikianalia

By Marcel Honoré
Thursday, December 4, 2014

We saw an epic predawn departure from Whangarei this morning, with many from the local Maori community waking up around 4 a.m. to see the crews of this escort canoe and Hokule’a leave the dock and head on their way.

Hokule‘a crew visits giant star compass

By Marcel Honoré
Monday, December 1, 2014

AURERE, NEW ZEALAND >> The best place in the world to find a giant Hawaiian star compass, it turns out, is a chilly bluff some 4,600 miles from Hawaii where the winds whip hills dotted with sheep and the Pacific


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Canoes’ crews share knowledge with schoolkids

By Marcel Honoré
Thursday, November 27, 2014

WHANGAREI, NEW ZEALAND >> The wheels in their heads start to turn. Then the questions come like a faucet on full blast: Where do you sleep? What foods do you eat? How fast does the canoe go? Is it windy?

Telling Tales: Adventures from Aotearoa

By Marcel Honoré
Monday, November 24, 2014

When we’re not out on the water, or assigned on anchor watch to guard the canoes at night, we’re mostly staying put at local maraes. These are the special gathering places of the Maori — the indigenous peoples of New Zealand.

Tree’s plight parallels that of isles’ koa

By Marcel Honoré
Thursday, November 20, 2014

WAIPOURA, NEW ZEALAND » It’s a giant tree so awe-inspiring that the local Maoris named it Tane Mahuta, or “God of the Forest.” But a sad truth, they add, is that before industry and disease claimed most of this country’s

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Aloha kakou from the bow of Hikianalia

By Marcel Honoré
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Watch captain/rescue swimmer Dennis Chun on the bow of Hikianalia on Thursday. (Marcel Honoré)

Aloha kakou from the bow of Hikianalia

By Marcel Honoré
Thursday, December 4, 2014

We saw an epic predawn departure from Whangarei this morning, with many from the local Maori community waking up around 4 a.m. to see the crews of this escort canoe and Hokule’a leave the dock and head on their way.

Telling Tales: Adventures from Aotearoa

By Marcel Honoré
Monday, November 24, 2014

When we’re not out on the water, or assigned on anchor watch to guard the canoes at night, we’re mostly staying put at local maraes. These are the special gathering places of the Maori — the indigenous peoples of New Zealand.

Telling Tales: Sweating the details

By Marcel Honoré
Friday, October 3, 2014

What day is it? No, seriously — between traversing back and forth across the dateline and the long days crewing Hokule‘a, I’m honestly not sure. You’re not going to believe this but working a traditional voyaging wa’a is challenging, round-the-clock work.

Telling Tales: Uchida readies for 4th consecutive leg

By Marcel Honoré
Friday, September 26, 2014

Uchida is one of just two crew members to have traveled with Hokule’a and Hikianalia for the entire voyage so far, since they departed Hawaii four months ago.


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