The Matawhaorua canoe brought Kupe back to Hawaiki from the Hokianga Harbour. The canoe was re-adzed and renamed Ngātokimatawhaorua before Nukutawhiti captained it on another voyage to New Zealand. For the celebrations marking the centenary of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1940, a replica canoe was built. Here we see it being launched.
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