Awapoko River, Doubtless Bay
[June 26, 2010]

A crew of kaihoe [paddlers] take the newly built waka Te Hono ki Aotearoa through its paces for the first time. Designed specifically for the Netherlands, where it is now based, the waka has a lowered taurapa [sternpost] so it can fit under low bridges, and a hull designed to "turn on a dime" so  it can manoeuvre in the tight spaces of Dutch city canals.