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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.

Hopefully this shot gives you an idea of the size. You can see someone part way along having a look

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Apr 04 2007 11:25 GMT Maurabia
i love this place
Apr 04 2007 11:28 GMT hans55 PRO
i thought they burry them in the ground ?
Apr 04 2007 12:42 GMT iyerhari
Valuable infm. and the images...
Apr 04 2007 17:00 GMT Poulet PRO
What a huge canoes !!!!
Apr 04 2007 20:08 GMT Midworlder PRO
Not that i know Hans .. a hangi is big feast cooked underground with heated rocks .. maybe thats what you are thinking off?