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Ministry for Culture and Heritage (ManatuTaonga)

Editor: Monica Cordero

Archival series | Web

In March 2022, alongside six lower North Island iwi, Manatū Taonga was privileged to help facilitate the return of a centuries-old waka hull to Te Awakairangi following the completion of its conservation treatment in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. This waka was discovered in 2006 when it was revealed during a water pumping station project in the riverbed, and a long process of conservation was begun.


1) Awakairangi Waka Relocation Ceremony

2) History of Te Awakairangi Waka

3) The Anaweka Waka and The Conservation

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