Ngā Waka

Pūmaiterangi

“Ahakoa he iti he pounamu”

Pūmaiterangi carries the mana of sailing waka hourua within TTVT and he connects us directly to these ancestral practices.

Through korero and wananga between Hoturoa and waka enthusiast Gary Dierking in the early 2000’s a vision was realised. A vision that saw the construction of a Tipairua, an ancient double hulled canoe design that dates back 1000’s of years.

This canoe was finished in 2003, and launched on Kawhia Moana at Maketū Marae. Blessed by the karakia of Tohunga Hone Haunui, the presence of Te Arikinui Dame Te Ātairangi Kāhu and the Name of our Tūpuna who remained in Hawaiki (brother to Hoturoa)

Eo’ Pūmaiterangi.

Hull & Sail design: Tipairua
Length: 9m
Beam: 2.4m
Draft: 0.4m
Rig Height: 7.5m
TTVT Kaitiakitanga since: launching 2003