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Rere Ki Uta, Rere Ki Tai (The Journey) Short Film (Full Length) – 1988 Documentary Māori

Rere Ki Uta, Rere Ki Tai (The Journey)

Short Film (Full Length) – 1988 Documentary Māori

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This 1988 film details a mission by 100 men to paddle a huge waka taua (war canoe) from Waitangi to Whangaroa, chronicling their spiritual and physical journey en route. The camera takes in training, the gruelling 10 hour, 70 kilometre passage, and the vessel's arrival in Whangaroa Harbour to mark Whangaroa County’s centennial. The waka, Ngātokimatawhaorua, was named after Kupe’s original ocean-voyaging canoe. Beached at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, it is the largest waka in existence. This was veteran filmmaker Tainui Stephens' first documentary as a director. 

Key Cast & Crew

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Tainui Stephens

Writer, Director

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John Miller

Camera, Producer

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Te Paki Cherrington

Narrator

Whereas before I just wanted to loaf around, since I've been on a waka it's brought the māoritanga out of me ...
– A paddler