Kōrero: New Zealand culture overseas

World-famous waka

World-famous waka

In 2011, during the City of London Festival, the carved waka taua (war canoe) Te Hono ki Aotearoa was paddled up the River Thames. The waka belongs to Toi Māori Aotearoa, the national contemporary Māori arts trust, but is based at the Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden, Holland. Completed in 2010, the waka was built specially to promote Māori arts and culture, and New Zealand generally, at important events in Europe. Its appearance at the London Festival was supported by the Cultural Diplomacy International Programme, which builds New Zealand's cultural presence in other countries for economic and diplomatic ends.

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Toi Māori Aotearoa Māori Arts New Zealand

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'New Zealand culture overseas - Taking New Zealand to the world', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/45837/world-famous-waka (accessed 24 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014