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He Hekenga Tūhura

Allan George / Justin Scott / Moehau Hodges-Tai
Running time: 8 mins

In his final interview, Sir Hector Busby reflects on celestial navigation and waka carving's legacy.

Revered Polynesian navigator, Sir Hector Busby, passed away in 2019. During his final days ‘Sir Hec’ reflects on falling in love with ngā āhuatanga whakatere waka (Māori seafaring tradition), sailing to Rarotonga using only the stars and attempting to preserve and revive a knowledge that is in danger of being forgotten. This would be Sir Hekenukumai Pūhipi’s final interview and an enlightening conversation in full te reo Māori of an extraordinary life.

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