Northern News : August 29th 2012
6 NORTHERN NEWS, AUGUST 29, 2012 NEWS 4745775AA Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme Trade Fair Turner Centre, Kerikeri - Saturday 1st September 2012, 10am-2pm 150 Northland students are working hard this year to create new products and services for you. These students are part of the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme, which gives young people the chance to create and run a small business for a year. The Young Enterprise Trade Fair is your first chance to see all of these amazing new products or services. Best of all, it's held right here in the Far North, thanks to the support of Top Energy. Come along and support our young entrepreneurs. Buy any YES product on the day and you'll be in to win a $500 shopping hamper from New World Kerikeri! For further information, email: email@example.com "Inspiring Young Northlanders through Experiential Learning" Waka farewelled for historic journey Pacific voyager, left and right: Te Aurere, built by Hector Busby. Waka builder, below: Heke- nukumai Busby -- waka adviser, tohunga (spiritual expert) -- Ngati Kahu, Te Rarawa. Tears fell at a farewell cer- emony at Auckland Viaduct on August 17 as Heke- nukumai Busby received accolades and a special wai- ata was sung to mark the journey of Te Aurere to Rapanui. Hekenukumai recounted the arrival of the Hokule a canoe in 1985 at Waitangi. Sir James Henare said then: Today I laugh, tomor- row I will laugh and the day after I will laugh. I will laugh at all those critics who scorned the ancient navi- gation of the Polynesian. In 1989 when Sir James died, Hekenukumai prom- ised at his tangi to fulfil Sir James dream to build a waka for the return voyage to Hawaii. Hekenukumai thanked all those rangatira who worked with him to bring his dream to fruition. The intrepid New Zealand- ers are undertaking a jour- ney across the Pacific Ocean in traditional waka hourua -- double-hulled sailing canoes -- using only the stars, moon, sun, ocean currents, birds and marine life to guide them. Hekenukumai s second waka Ngahiraka Mai Tawhiti will travel alongside Te Aurere, across 10,000 nautical miles of ocean with- out GPS or modern naviga- tional tools, retracing the steps of their ancestors. The aim is to close the final corner of the Poly- nesian Triangle: Hawaii in the north, New Zealand in the south and Rapanui in the east . The voyage is likely to take up to 10 weeks each way, with stopovers planned on the way in Raivavae and Mangareva and on the return trip in Tahiti and Rarotonga. The expedition, named Waka Tapu (sacred canoe), is being organised by the New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute in partnership with Te Taitokerau Tarai Waka. Hekenukumai Hector Busby MBE turns 80 this year. He built the principal waka, Te Aurere, in the early 1990s after being inspired by the arrival of the Hokule a, a Hawaiian canoe which voyaged to Aotearoa in 1985. Te Aurere has now sailed more than 30,000 nautical miles, visiting Hawaii, French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, New Caledonia and Norfolk Island. Ngahiraka Mai Tawhiti sailed her maiden voyage in 2011.
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