|That's me butt steering to prove a point to the attendees gathered on the shoreline. Matahi Brightwell in attendance far left. Photo by Ole Maiava.|
Te Wananga O Aotearoa is the name of an educational Institute run by Maori for Maori. Kaihoi Waka was the name of a program designed to teach water and waka handling skills to enrolled students.
I have great and enduring memories of Porirua Harbour, Takapuwahia Marae and the amazing people who were attracted to Ole's magnetism, particularly the ground shaking, hair raising haka that Toroa and I received from the staff and students at the finish of the workshop/weekend.
There were a large number of stingrays under us in 2 - 3 meters of clear water at the time this picture was taken, some the size of a small car!
The wind gods were very gentle with us that day, most unusual for Wellington.