The Waka Tapu refers to the voyage undertaken by Te Aurere and Ngahiraka Mai Tawhiti – waka hourua that sailed from Aotearoa to Rapanui and back. Both waka were built by Hekenukumai Busby. Navigation was without instruments.
Pre-European Māori incorporated a vast amount of astronomical knowledge into their lives, but much has been lost. The Society of Māori Astronomy Research and Traditions is inspiring the next generation to look to the stars.