Ti Beach, Waitangi
[February 6, 2010]

Paora Mano, of Auckland, prepares to board Ngatoki-matawhaorua as the great waka marks its 70th birthday.
Mr Mano has been involved with the waka since the 1970s and also crewed it on the Treaty of Waitangi's 150th anniversary in 1990 - the last time so many waka were gathered in one place.