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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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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
For the paddlers however the voyage had a far greater significance: it marked a return to their spiritual roots: a celebration of being Māori ... an awakening of their mana.
– Narrator Te Paki Cherrington
A war canoe of great size and mana, it was paddled the 70 kilometres from Waitangi to Whangaroa by 100 toughened men...
– Narrator Te Paki Cherrington