In 2011 and 2012 Tokelauan men and boys gathered at the Matauala community hall in the Porirua suburb of Cannons Creek to carve a traditional vaka (canoe). Led by master carver Vase Reupena, the 30-strong group worked together for around five months to build the vaka from two tōtara logs.
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Fairfax NZ, Kapi-Mana News
Reference: 6 March 2012
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