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Hokulea connects Hawaii, Aotearoa education leaders

Legendary canoes Hokulea and Hikianalia anchored together at Point England Beach in New Zealand Tuesday to connect Hawaii’s education leaders with some of Aotearoa’s most innovative educators. 315 more words


Hōkūleʻa, 1980 / 2015.


by Wayne Washburn

Greeted by a blessing of light showers, flowers, music, dance and many hugs and kisses, the crew members of the Hokuleʻa returned from Tahiti at 1:00 p.m. 882 more words

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Hokulea prepares for Cyclone Pam

Cyclone Pam is tracking towards New Zealand. The voyaging canoe Hokulea is currently docked in Auckland, New Zealand.

Hokulea officials tell us it’s pretty protected. 113 more words


Polynesian Voyaging Society president looks back at 40 years of Hokulea

In 1973, three men, including an anthropologist, artist and waterman started the non-profit Polynesian Voyaging Society.

Their goal was to raise money and build Hawaii’s first voyaging canoe in about 600 years. 377 more words


Nainoa Thompson to receive ocean conservation award

Pwo master navigator and Polynesian Voyaging Society president Nainoa Thompson is being honored with a Peter Benchley Ocean Award.

It is the only major awards program dedicated to recognizing excellence in marine conservation solutions across a wide range of expertise including science, policy, media, youth, exploration and citizen activism. 1,015 more words


Hokulea celebrates 40th anniversary with events, festivities

Sunday, March 8, will mark the 40th anniversary of the launch of the voyaging canoe Hokulea from Kaneohe Bay.

In honor of the momentous anniversary, the Polynesian Voyaging Society and the Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage will hold a series of celebratory events and festivities throughout 2015, starting Tuesday, March 10. 332 more words


Hokulea heads back north after historic stop at Golden Bay

Hokulea is heading back north after reaching a major milestone in its Malama Honua worldwide voyage.

During this leg, Hokulea successfully completed the round-trip sail from Wellington to Golden Bay, New Zealand. 225 more words