The waka hourua (double-hulled canoe) Te Aurere being greeted in Tūranganui-a-Kiwa / Poverty Bay — the site of Captain Cook’s first landfall — on 30 December 2009.
The Tongan adaptation of ndrua was called kalia, and the Samoan equivalent was ‘alia. They were best suited for ferrying large numbers of people on trips between nearby islands.
Source: 'Canoe navigation — Waka — canoes', URL: http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/canoe-navigation/page-1, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), (published 8-February-2005)
Source: 'Te whakatere waka — Waka', URL: http://www.teara.govt.nz/mi/te-whakatere-waka/page-1, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), (published 8-February-2005)
Kupe – Voyaging by the Stars — a bilingual documentary.
Navigating without instruments — the 2012–2013 voyage of the Waka Tapu confirmed that it is possible to successfully and deliberately travel great distances by canoe while navigating without instruments.
Ocean voyaging — the principles of traditional Polynesian navigation were simple, but its practice was refined with generations of experience.
Polynesian discovery — who were the greatest navigators in history?
Rediscovering traditional Māori navigation — recently, there has been renewed interest in understanding how Polynesian peoples navigated the Pacific.
Te Toki Waka Hourua (video) — Pacific wayfinding on a waka hourua.
Te Toki Waka Hourua — a website dedicated to revitalising and celebrating traditional Pacific voyaging culture.
The Waka Tapu voyage — Jack Thatcher commanded the two waka hourua that sailed from Aotearoa to Rapanui and back.
Waka hourua — the ancient craft that carried the first settlers to New Zealand were probably double-hulled. They are called 'waka hourua'.
Waka hourua Tairawhiti arrives — when waka hourua Tairawhiti arrived at its Gisborne home port on Christmas Eve, a 27-year-old dream had finally been realised.
Waka hourua 'Te Aurere Iti' — Te Aurere-iti is a small (about one-third size) replica of the modern waka hourua (double-hulled voyaging canoe) Te Aurere.
Waka landing places — waka landing sites in Aotearoa.
Waka revival — waka is the Māori word for canoe. Māori ancestors were great canoe builders, navigators and sailors.
Welcoming Haunui — Haunui is one of seven waka hourua that crossed the Pacific in 2011 as part of the Te Mana o Te Moana voyage.
Te Aurere waka hourua — double hulled voyaging canoe — he waka hourua i hangaia e Hekenukumai Busby.
Te Matau a Māui — he waka hourua e mahi ana hei rauemi whakaako tikanga whakatere waka i Ahuriri.