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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.

The kauri stump of the tree that one of the waka was carved from
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Apr 04 2007 11:20 GMT losp

Huge kauri trunk for the construction and carving of one
Ngatokimatawhaorua cermonial waka .. Tree must be
older than half a century, I guess. .. Great design &
wonderful carving skills .. Brilliant !!!!!!
Apr 04 2007 12:41 GMT iyerhari
great img.!
Apr 04 2007 17:01 GMT Poulet PRO
Great !!

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