Te Terenga Waka Workshops for Schools

Dates: Thursday 20 & Friday 21, May 2021
Venue: Tauranga Bridge Marina
Morning Sessions: 9.30am – 11am
Afternoon: 12.30am – 2pm

School kids will have the chance to explore the waka and learn about Pacific voyaging. There will be activities for all ages. Morning & Afternoon sessions available – schools must book in advance. The event is still open to the public on these days.

Bookings are essential. Limited spaces available per workshop. Register here

Explore Waka Hourua

Tamariki and rangatahi will have the opportunity go on board and explore 1 of 4 waka hourua, Ngahiraka-mai-tawhiti, Haunui, Hinemoana or Tairāwhiti. Schools must book in advance to view these waka.

Morning – 4 rotations
9.30am | 9.55am | 10.20am | 10.45am

Afternoon – 4 rotations
12.30pm | 12.55pm | 1.20pm | 1.45pm

Bookings are essential. Limited spaces per workshop. Register here

Waka Taurua
Learning Experience

Learn about a waka taurua (small sailing canoe).

Morning – 4 rotations
9.30am | 9.55am | 10.20am | 10.45am

Afternoon – 4 rotations
12.30pm | 12.55pm | 1.20pm | 1.45pm

Bookings are essential. Limited spaces per workshop. Register here

Waka Tete Paddling Experience

School groups learn from land about paddling on waka tete (single hulled canoe).

Morning – 4 rotations
9.30am | 9.55am | 10.20am | 10.45am

Afternoon – 4 rotations
12.30pm | 12.55pm | 1.20pm | 1.45pm

Bookings are essential. Limited spaces per workshop. Register here

Star Compass

Learn about the star compass and how it is used for celestial navigation

Morning – 4 rotations
9.30am | 9.55am | 10.20am | 10.45am

Afternoon – 4 rotations
12.30pm | 12.55pm | 1.20pm | 1.45pm

Bookings are essential. Limited spaces per workshop. Register here

Maramataka Māori

Learn the Maramataka Māori understand how the phases of the moon affect our daily lives whether in the garden or out on the sea, in understanding weather change or changes in the tidal flows, and more

Morning – 4 rotations
9.30am | 9.55am | 10.20am | 10.45am

Afternoon – 4 rotations
12.30pm | 12.55pm | 1.20pm | 1.45pm

Bookings are essential. Limited spaces per workshop. Register here

Tuia Mātauranga Truck

As part of the Tuia Mātauranga Education Programme, the roadshow truck provides an interactive and immersive experience suitable for all ages. Visitors will take part in a journey of learning and storytelling that includes an activity book, mobile app-supported activities, and a virtual reality experience. There will be activities for young people and their whānau to participate in, supporting a shared learning experience. Register here

Morning – 4 rotations
9.30am | 9.55am | 10.20am | 10.45am

Afternoon – 4 rotations
12.30pm | 12.55pm | 1.20pm | 1.45pm

Bookings are essential. Limited spaces per workshop.

Knots & Lashes

Learn up close about the different knots and lashes used to put together a waka hourua!

Morning – 4 rotations
9.30am | 9.55am | 10.20am | 10.45am

Afternoon – 4 rotations
12.30pm | 12.55pm | 1.20pm | 1.45pm

Bookings are essential. Limited spaces per workshop. Register here

Stardome Education

Beneath the Stardome, learn more about the practice of celestial navigation - the art and science of finding your way by the stars, sun, moon and planets. Listen to our waka crew as they bring to life Māori astronomy and the navigation techniques of the earliest Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa voyagers.

Morning – 4 rotations
9.30am | 9.55am | 10.20am | 10.45am

Afternoon – 4 rotations
12.30pm | 12.55pm | 1.20pm | 1.45pm

Bookings are essential. Limited spaces per workshop. Register here