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Hands-on learning and local stories

September 21, 2023

Header Image: At Te Ana o Maikuku (also known as Hobson Beach) listening to stories in the very place where they happened

Opua’s basin and wharf are situated at the junction of the Veronica Channel, Waikare Inlet and Kawakawa River – traditionally an important network of waters for waka to travel on; the waka here at  Waitangi were a big focus for this group during their Education Experience.

Hee! Hah! Hee! Hah! Te waka, te waka! Students experience hands-on learning at the waka area
Students guess how many paddlers it takes to move Ngātokimatawhaorua, world’s largest ceremonial waka taua (war canoe)

Thank you to the teachers, students and whānau of Opua School who came along on the visit – we had a great time with you. Maybe next time you can paddle around to visit Waitangi!