Hobson's Bay, Waitangi  [Febraury 6, 2010]
The 36-metre waka [canoe] Ngatokimatawhaorua takes to the water of the Bay of Islands with a crew of 80 kaihoe [paddlers]. The great waka - the biggest in use in New Zealand - was built from three kauri trees to mark the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1940. On Waitangi Day 2010 it celebrated a restoration and its 70th birthday. In the distance is a newer waka, the overnight cruising catamaran Ipipiri.