‘We’ve weathered the storm’: Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei launch new waka after almost 25-year wait

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“If you know our legends, Tāne Mahuta and Tangaroa, two brothers who’ve been mortal enemies with each other. To take a child (tree) from one and give it to the other, you need to sort that out... sort all your issues on the land then we give that canoe to the ocean.”