Te Hau Kōmaru Waka Hourua Festival Kaiteretere

Reflecting on the Te Hau Kōmaru Festival.

The Te Hau Kōmaru Waka Hourua Festival in Kaiteretere was a truly unforgettable experience. Spanning from April 6-14, 2024, the festival brought together waka hourua from all over Aotearoa, creating a vibrant celebration of our voyaging heritage.

Highlights of the festival

Sailing Demonstrations: Watching the waka hourua glide across the water was awe inspiring. The skill and precision of the navigators highlighted the deep knowledge passed down through generations.

Navigating our heritage: A Celebration of Waka Hourua.

The festival was not just an event; it was a journey into our cultural roots. The sense of community and pride was palpable, and it was heartening to see both locals and visitors engaging with Māori traditions. The festival underscored the importance of preserving our heritage and passing it on to future generations.

The success of the Te Hau Kōmaru Waka Hourua Festival has set the stage for future celebrations. It serves as a reminder of the strength and resilience of our culture and the power of coming together to honor our past.

For those who missed it, don’t worry! We’ve captured the magic through photos and videos available on our website. The stunning imagery and dynamic footage highlight Te Hau Kōmaru Waka Hourua Festival.

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