Te Kotuiti II - waka...........

Roy  Massicks

Bay of Islands., New Zealand

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This waka ( Maori canoe ) has been travelling the waterways of Auckland, New Zealand since 1989. The name Te Kotuiti is the name of the original famous war canoe belonging to the Ngati Paoa tribe. It is fifty seven feet in length and capable of transporting up to seventy warriors.

A huge kauri tree was selected and blessed, the log was felled and hollowed then immersed in a nearby swamp so it’s wooden grain would season, endowing it with the ability to withstand hot sun and salt water.

Photograph taken during Rugby World Cup celebrations at the Wynyard Quarter on the waterfront at Auckland.

Fuji HS10 at 45mm, 1/320, f/8, iso200, mode manual.

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