He Hekenga Tūhura (A Voyage of Discovery)

He Hekenga Tūhura (A Voyage of Discovery)

  • 2019 -
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  • - 8 minutes

In Sir Hekenukumai Pūhipi’s (1932 – 2019) last interview, he looks back on his legacy of celestial navigation and waka building, and considers who will carry the mantle into the future.

Revered Polynesian navigator and Māori leader, Sir Hekenukumai Pūhipi (Sir Hector Busby), passed away in 2019. During his final days ‘Sir Hek’ reflects on dedicating his life to the restoration of Māori seafaring traditions, sailing the ‘pacific triangle’ – linking Aotearoa (New Zealand), Hawaii and Rapa Nui/Easter Island – and attempting to preserve and revive a knowledge that is in danger of being forgotten. He revisits the origins of those who inspired him, including the late Māori kaumatua Sir James Henare, the Hawaiian navigators from the Polynesian Voyaging Society and the late Micronesian master navigator Mau Piailug. A conversation of an extraordinary life in full te reo Māori.

Screening Information
Ngā Pūtake

12:00 PM
Friday 25 September 2020
The Civic Theatre

3:30 PM daily
Friday 25 – Sunday 27 September
Cine Iti
Māoriland Hub

  • Language Māori
  • Subtitles English
  • Indigenous Nation Māori
  • Country New Zealand
  • Director Allan George
  • Producer Justin Scott, Moehau Hodges-Tai