This Hangout records the landing of Hokule'a & Hikianalia at Pt England Beach on March 25, 2015.
This is where you will find links to the Live Stream as well as other media and the programme information.
Whether we are Maori, Samoan, Tongan, Cook Island, Niuean, Fijian, Pakeha or even African, we are all descended from ancestors who were extraordinary navigators. People who made epic journeys so that we here, can enjoy the lives we now have.
This event is being held to remember the amazing skills of these people, their courage, their determination and the way they provided for their families and their future. We want to honour them for the gift they have given us and to remind ourselves that as their children, we can accomplish great things too.
We honour Maui tiki-tiki-a-tāranga. An extraordinary innovator who combined ancient wisdom with excellent technology to make landfall in the Islands of Aotearoa and provide a new home for his people. In front of us today, we see the amazing technology he used.
In a wonderful way, in the tradition of the Navigators, Manaiakalani the star-line has brought Mālama Honua to us, "Manaiakalani the People" using the same technologies Maui used all those centuries ago.
Tagata Pasifika coverage(go to 3.33 on YouTube)
Live stream recording
09:30 Live Stream begins
10:00 Waka Hourua Hokule'a and Hikianalia arrive @ Pt England Beach to the sound of 2,000 children
10:10 Manaiakalani Welcome begins Hei Matau o Maui are presented to crew and distinguished guests 10:40 Manaiakalani Community file past crew members and waka
11:20 Closing Karakia Manaiakalani Schools depart
11:30 School leaders remain to learn from Mālama Honua
12:30 Waka depart
13:00 Guests make their way to Pt England School