Waka Warriors

Television, 2015

In this 10-part Māori Television series three young people board a traditional waka, on a six week trip around the North Island. Waka Warrior grew out of a larger project where seven traditional waka undertook a two year, 22,000 nautical mile round trip from Auckland to North America, via the Pacific. The waka Haunui becomes a wi-fi free 'floating marae' as the students are mentored in the "ancient laws of voyaging". Created by Anna Marbrook and veteran waka skipper Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, the series was produced by Auckland company Zoomslide.