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Waka Warriors - First Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2015

Jeez, that was a bit of a waste of time: just should've tipped the food straight over the side and we wouldn't have had to wash the plate!
– Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr on one of the crew getting seasick
At each please we stopped, we learned about the area and a kaumatua from every area would take us around and tell us about the places they're from and where the waka landed back in the day. Been learning heaps of new waiata and haka as well.
– Voyager Keanu Townsend in an interview with Stuff, 24 May 2015
Mereana Pitman talks about the waka as a kind of floating marae; you learn about the environment, how to live and work together and what it takes to survive in that natural environment. You have to connect and be in sync and work together.
– Massey University lecturer Te Rina (Krystal) Warren, to Stuff reporter Sienna Yates, 24 May 2015