Hokule’a: Voyage of Aloha

Voyaging Canoes Visit Local Schools in Aotearoa

Nov 24, 2014
Todd Yamashita / Polynesian Voyaging Society
Todd Yamashita / Polynesian Voyaging Society

It’s been five months since the voyaging canoes Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia began their sail around the world. The two canoes are making their way through Aotearoa, or New Zealand, where they’ll stay for the next six months. We checked in with Punahou middle school teacher and Hōkūle‘a education specialist, Kaniela Lyman-Mersereau, as part of our ongoing series Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

The extended stay means crew members will continue to participate in educational outreach while also making repairs to the canoes.

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Hokulea En Route to New Zealand

Nov 9, 2014
Oiwi TV / Justyn Ah Chong
Oiwi TV / Justyn Ah Chong

And now an update from Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia. The sister canoes are on their way to the last stop of this leg of their journey around the world…New Zealand, or Aotearoa. HPR’s Molly Solomon checked in with Ka‘iulani Murphy, a learning navigator on board Hōkūle‘a, as part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

The 1,500 nautical mile trip across the Pacific marks the first time Hōkūle‘a has returned to New Zealand since 1985. Following a welcoming ceremony in Aotearoa, the next crew will continue on to Auckland.

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Tonga Welcomes Hawaiian Voyaging Canoes

Oct 26, 2014
Oiwi TV / Nā‘ālehu Anthony
Oiwi TV / Nā‘ālehu Anthony

And now an update from voyaging canoes Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia. The sister canoes are continuing to sail through Tonga and arrived in Nukuʻalofa, where they were welcomed ashore by local government officials and community members. We checked in with Hōkūle‘a navigator Ka‘iulani Murphy, as part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.  

Hokulea, Hikianalia Heading Back to Pago Pago

Sep 22, 2014
Oiwi TV / Sam Kapoi
Oiwi TV / Sam Kapoi

The voyaging canoes Hōkūlea and Hikianalia are wrapping up their time in Samoa. The crew departed from Swains Island last week and are on their way to Pago Pago in American Samoa. ‘Ōiwi TV editor and Hikianalia crewmember Maui Tauotaha gave us an update as part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

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Hokulea, Hikianalia Arrive Safely in Apia, Samoa

Sep 1, 2014
Hōkūleʻa Image ® Polynesian Voyaging Society. Credit Oiwi TV
Hōkūleʻa Image ® Polynesian Voyaging Society. Credit Oiwi TV

There’s a new crew aboard the Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia. The two voyaging canoes  arrived in Apia, Samoa where they’ll attend the United Nations Small Island Developing States — or SIDS— conference. HPR’s Molly Solomon got an update from Oiwi TV co-founder and Hōkūle‘a crew member Nā‘ālehu Anthony … as part of our ongoing coverage, “Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.”

Over the next five weeks, Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia will continue on the third leg of their worldwide voyage…traveling to the Phoenix Islands and then back to Samoa. 

Voyaging Canoes Sail Through Cook Islands

Aug 17, 2014
Oiwi TV / Scott Kanda
Oiwi TV / Scott Kanda

And now and update from voyaging canoes Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia. The sister canoes left the island of Aitutaki last week and are making their way through the Cook Islands. Originally the crew had hoped to visit the sanctuary island of Surrarow. But bad weather and rough winds prompted them to change their sail plan. Kālā Baybayan is a crew member aboard Hikianalia.  

The two canoes are now heading towards Palmerston Island, in what will be the longest sail for this second leg of their worldwide voyage, Malama Honua.

Hokule’a, Hikianalia Begin Second Leg of Voyage

Jul 14, 2014
ʻŌiwi TV / Scott Kanda
ʻŌiwi TV / Scott Kanda

There’s a new crew aboard the Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia. The two canoes have reached Mo‘orea and are now on the second leg of their voyage around the world. HPR’s Molly Solomon got an update from crew member Kaimana Barcarse as part of our ongoing series, “Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.”

The two canoes will leave Mo‘orea and continue through the Society Islands, the Cook Islands and on to Samoa at the end of August. You can also follow the journey of the Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia online.

Oiwi TV / Ken Chong
Oiwi TV / Ken Chong

And now an update on the voyaging canoes Hokule'a and Hikianalia. The two canoes have spent over a week in Papa’ete, Tahiti – where master navigator Nainoa Thompson was recently inducted into the order of Tahiti Nui with a medal of recognition. HPR’s Molly Solomon checked in with Hokulea crew member Linda Furuto…as part of our ongoing series, “Hokule’a: Voyage of Aloha.”

Hokulea, Hikianalia Reach Land in Rangiroa

Jun 16, 2014
Hōkūleʻa Image ® Polynesian Voyaging Society. Credit Oiwi TV
Hōkūleʻa Image ® Polynesian Voyaging Society. Credit Oiwi TV

Those are the sounds of crew members Kalā Baybayan and Saki Uchida. They're on board the voyaging canoe Hikianalia, as she and her sister canoe Hokule’a made landfall on the island of Rangiroa. HPR’s Molly Solomon spoke with Hokulea navigator Ka`iulani Murphy and has this Malama Honua update.

Hokule’a and Hikianalia will spend the night at Rangiroa before setting off for Papa’ete, Tahiti on Wednesday. 

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