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Ngāti Kahungunu canoe

Ngāti Kahungunu canoe

Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated is an important tribal body with social, economic and cultural programmes. It sponsors a major annual event on Waitangi Day (6 February), held at the Clive Domain, between Napier and Hastings. The event is organised by the Māori Millenium Committee and Ngā Tukemata O Kahungunu Trust. As part of the occasion this canoe is brought to the Clive for rides. The canoe, called Ngā Tukemata o Kahungunu (the eyebrows of Kahungunu), was completed in 1996. It is a fully carved waka taua (war canoe), 20 metres in length and licensed to carry 36 paddlers. It is privately owned and administered by the Ngā Tukemata o Kahungunu Trust. This photo was taken on Waitangi Day 2004.

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Mere Whaanga, 'Ngāti Kahungunu - The challenge of the new', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/584/ngati-kahungunu-canoe (accessed 20 February 2020)

Story by Mere Whaanga, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 3 Mar 2017