Community Engagement

Date: 19th to 20th October 2019, 10am to 4pm 
Venue: Marine Reserve, Esplanade, Whitianga 

- Pop-up planetarium focusing on celestial navigation 

Vessels Open to the Public 
- Ngahiraka Mai Tawhiti (waka haurua) 
- Haunui (waka haurua) 
- Fa'afaite i te Ao Ma'ohi (Tahitian va'a) 

Youth Voyaging Presentation 
- Speaker presentations about the Spirit of New Zealand youth programmes 

Fa'afaite Presentation and Education Workshops 
- Talks about migration and te rāhui 
- Various workshops around sailing, constellations and the va'a moana

Waka Hourua 
- Sail and Rope handling workshops: Learning about the waka sails on board the vessel and Learning rope uses and techniques on board the waka 
- Kapehu Whetu: Learn to build a traditional star compass  

HMB Endeavour 
- Educational sessions hosted by the HMB Endeavour crew 

R. Tucker Thompson 
- Display of story boards about the R. Tucker Thompson 

- Wānanga and educational programme about sustainable oceans

He rae ki te rae, he ihu ki te ihu,
Te hau ka rere, te ha ka tau

A meeting of peoples, a mixing of cultures,
a blending of heritage, a sharing of future