15 May 2024

Cook Islands voyaging canoe departs for Hawaii

From , 6:00 am on 15 May 2024
The Cook Islands vaka, Marumaru Atua.

Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon

16 Pacific Islanders have embarked on the voyage of a lifetime, sailing from Cook Islands to Hawaii for the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture. 

The crew will spend up to month on board Cook Islands traditional voyaging vessel, Vaka Marumaru Atua  

RNZ Pacific's Moera Tuilaepa-Taylor has more