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NZ Waka Tapu arrive in Rapa Nui or Easter Island

NZ Waka Tapu arrive in Rapa Nui or Easter Island

Updated 6 December 2012, 20:54 AEST

We've been following the voyage of two double-hulled canoes from New Zealand to Rapa Nui, or Easter Island in Chile and they've arrived.

It's been a three month journey using traditional navigation technique, the stars, the moon, the sun and ocean currents.

The expedition, named Waka Tapu, or sacred Canoe, was partly organised by the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute.

Heather Jarvis spoke to its Director Karl Johnstone who was in Easter Island then the Wakas arrived.

Presenter: Heather Jarvis

Speaker: Karl Johnstone, Director of the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute

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