20 Apr 2011

Waka racing wanted as part of Anniversary Day regatta

9:02 am on 20 April 2011

Auckland Mayor Len Brown wants waka racing included in the annual Auckland Anniversary regatta on Waitemata harbour.

The day marks the arrival in Tamaki Makaurau in 1840 of Governor William Hobson.

In the city's early days, Mr Brown said it included waka and whale boat races.

He told Waatea News that a return of those events would be ''brilliant''.