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Waka Man

Waka Man

Alby Waititi goes on a voyage of discovery, paddling and sailing the waterways of Aotearoa meeting people who are passionate about waka and their traditions.

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    Season 1, Episode 1

    G Alby Waititi travels to Kaiteriteri to tour Abel Tasman by waka. He experiences the thrills and spills of the South Island Waka Ama champs.

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      G Alby Waititi travels to Kaiteriteri to tour Abel Tasman by waka. He experiences the thrills and spills of the South Island Waka Ama champs.

      G Alby Waititi sails on a waka hourua in Napier and witnesses pollution of our waterways.

      G Alby Waititi 'meets' the massive kauri trees used for waka building and attends the dawn ceremony to launch a navigational star compass.

      G Alby Waititi sails into a Waka Festival in Auckland and paddles with Olympic rower Jade Uru.

      G Alby Waititi is challenged in Waitangi and celebrates our national day with other waka warriors.

      G Alby Waititi paddles the Whanganui River; sails around Tauranga Harbour; and meets the modern waka builders.

      G Alby Waititi meets paddle makers in Raglan and outrigger canoe builders in Matapouri.

      G Alby Waititi meets young waka ama champions in Russell, as well as master waka builder, sailor and paddler Matahi Whakataka-Brightwell.

      G Alby Waititi tries his hand at 'jumping' waka at the Turangawaewae Regatta and watches the Waka Odyssey in Wellington.

      G Series Final. Alby Waititi paddles the pounamu trail in Glenorchy and ends his Aotearoa waka journey where he started - at the National Dragon Boat Champs.