Our voyages of discovery offer our youth the chance to discover what is possible to achieve in their life. Through experiential learning comes personal growth and development, through teamwork comes confidence and courage, through the acceptance of cultural diversity comes enrichment and a greater understanding of heritage. Through the teachings passed on by the waka community comes a sense of belonging and purpose. We offer life-changing experiences. Ultimately we will give each and every voyager a special gift. To believe in themselves.
For the last five years the sailing waka Hinemoana has travelled across the Pacific Ocean as part of an international fleet of seven modern day traditional pacific voyaging canoes reviving the knowledge of their voyaging ancestors.
Hinemoana has now returned home to Aotearoa NZ and has begun youth development voyages in the relatively protected waters of the east coast of the North Island. These voyages are not just a great adventure. These voyages are life changing.