Story: Waka

Hekenukumai Pūhipi

Hekenukumai Pūhipi

He kaiwhakatere waka a Hekenukumai Pūhipi (Busby) nō Te Tai Tokerau. Nā Nainoa Thompson, te kaiwhakatere waka o te Hōkūle‘a, a ia i whakaoho ki ngā tikanga whakatere waka o mua. He tauira a Hōkūle‘a o ngā waka tawhito o Hawaii; nā Nainoa i whakatere ki Aotearoa i te tau 1985. I nga tau 1991-1992 ka hangaia e Hekenukumai tōna waka hourua, ko Te Aurere. Hui katoa, neke atu i te e 30,000 maero te nui o ana haere; kua tae a Te Aurere ki Hawaii, ki French Polynesia, ki Kuki Airani, ki New Caledonia, tae rawa atu ki te moutere o Norfolk. I tua atu, e toru ngā wā ka taiāwhio ia i Te Ika-a-Māui. I whakawhiwhia a Hekenukumai ki te tohu New Zealand Commemoration Medal i te tau 1990 me te MBE i te tau 1994, mō ana mahi nunui i roto i te iwi.

Mō tēnei mea

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1998/0365/33
Photograph by Melanie Burford

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, 'Waka - Ngā takenga i Te Moananui-a-Kiwa', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5996/hekenukumai-puhipi (accessed 12 December 2017)

Story by Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, published 12 Jun 2006