Story: Canoe traditions

Whale rider (Te kaieke tohorā)

Niki Caro’s feature film Whale rider, which won international awards, drew on the Paikea story and was set in Whāngārā, where Paikea eventually landed. This brief clip from the film shows the carving of Paikea on the meeting house at Whāngārā.

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Film by Niki Caro

© 2002 South Pacific Pictures Ltd. / ApolloMedia GmbH & Co. 5. Filmproduktion KG

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Canoe traditions - Canoes of the East Coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2023)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005