Roturoa: Te Arawai War Canoe in Te Puia

Te Arawai war canoe in Te Puia

Te Arawai War Canoe in Te Puia

Te Arawai Waka Taua
The image shows a beautifully carved waka taua (war canoe) known as Te Arawai (pathway through the water), which was built in 1980 as part of the centenary celebrations of Roturoa.

Te Arawai is a 60 feet long canoe that was built by hollowing out the log of a Totara tree. Found only in the forests of New Zealand, the Totaras are canopy trees that live for hundreds of years and grow up to a height of 100 feet.

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