Thanks to the Ngāi Tahu Fund and Te Toki Voyaging Trust, Hauteruruki ki Puketeraki Inc. Society are proud to announce that Haunui, one of seven waka that sailed across the Pacific Ocean in a voyage ‘Te Mana o Te Moana’, is on its way to Te Waipounamu from the north. In fact, by the time you read this, Haunui will be somewhere between Napier and Kaikōura.

See below for the sail plan for Haunui’s Te Waipounamu journey, which includes the dates the waka will be berthed in each port – although these dates may alter slightly, depending on weather conditions at sea. The waka will be sailing into Karitāne around 13 March and heading to Bluff on around the 18 March, returning to Karitane at the end of that month before heading back up north.

We want as many whānau, friends and interested parties as possible to have the opportunity to take part in this exciting event.  Our plan is to introduce people in the Otago area to the voyaging waka haurua (double hulled sailing canoe), Haunui by basing activities around the canoe during its stay at Karitāne and in the Otago Harbour.

Haunui is also calling for crew on the various sailing legs of the journey, so we encourage you to pass this information on to anyone who may be interested in this kaupapa. This is a golden opportunity, one that does not present itself very often. It has been a long time since a sailing waka has made its way around Te Waipounamu and we are hoping for lots of support from participating hapū.

Haunui sail plan
After leaving Auckland on February 3 and sailing to the Bay of Islands for Waitangi Day, Haunui then sailed back to Auckland and then on to Gisborne and Napier. The waka leaves Napier on February 25 to sail to Kaikōura, where it is expected to berth around March 1.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Haunui has been delayed on its voyage to Te Waipounamu and it is now expected in Ōtepoti at Anzac weekend.

Haunui at sail.

Haunui at sail.

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