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Schupepe Tents Joins The Welcome of Marumaru Atua

This sunday (December 7) Schupepe Tents are proud to be part of an exciting event – a Powhiri at Ohaku Bay to welcome the crew of 7 traditional vaka to Aotearoa. Back in September the Marumaru Atua lead 3 other traditional Vaka as they set sail from Rarotonga. Using mainly traditional navigation practices, they travelled via Samoa, Fiji, Vanuatu, and the east coast of Australia, before sailing into Sydney Harbour for the official opening of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Parks Congress on November 12. From there 4 more Vaka joined the fleet to sail on to Aotearoa.