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Bay of Islands - Waitangi

Housed at Hobson Beach on the estate, Ngatokimatawhaorua is one of the largest ceremonial waka (canoes) in the world. Ngatokimatawhaorua takes part in each Waitangi Day commemoration, requiring a minimum of 76 paddlers to handle it safely on the water.

Perspective shot


A link to it on the water
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Apr 04 2007 11:12 GMT losp

Super ceremonial canoe with veru beautiful carvings and wow,
needing 76 paddlers to handle it safely on ocean waters ..
Interesting and magnificent craftsmanship .. THANKS for sharing
this foto imaging and captioned info !!!
Apr 04 2007 11:25 GMT PaP67
very interresting to learn about this culture !
Apr 04 2007 11:27 GMT hans55 PRO
very interresting !!
Apr 04 2007 11:34 GMT wifey
Holy WOW!… that's amazing… Do they ever 'take it out'?
Apr 04 2007 12:22 GMT Midworlder PRO

Every 6th Feb Tracy .. plus a few days before to practice. I have two friends involved in paddling two separate waka , but not this one in particular.
Apr 04 2007 12:39 GMT iyerhari
Wonderful shot and the awareness toooooooo:))
Apr 04 2007 13:24 GMT beus PRO
So nice shot!!!!!!!!!
Apr 04 2007 15:27 GMT pauli3522
Apr 04 2007 15:53 GMT linnywv PRO
Great! What a fantastic place to take photos!
Apr 04 2007 15:59 GMT irashid
Lovely shot............
Apr 04 2007 16:35 GMT CH1988
Nice shot! Great perspective!
Apr 04 2007 17:04 GMT Poulet PRO
Wow !!!
Great great perspective, Roger !
and thanks for the link. :))
Apr 05 2007 06:49 GMT LisaSam67
oh fun! it's great they take it out still