Aucklanders enjoyed a stunning waka display on the Waitemata Harbour yesterday.
Six waka, including Hikianalia and Hokule'a from the Polynesian Voyaging Society in Hawaii, sailed into Okahu Bay in the morning. The canoes from Hawaii have stopped in Auckland as part of Malama Honu, a four-year voyage around the world.
They were joined by the Marumaru Atua waka from the Cook Islands and three local canoes - Auckland's Haunui waka and the Aotearoa One and Hinemoana waka.
They were greeted with a powhiri from Ngati Whatua o Orakei before travelling on to Wynyard Quarter.
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Auckland Mayor Len Brown said the display was one of many events planned for the city this summer.
"We encourage Aucklanders and visitors to experience and celebrate everything the region has on offer this summer," he said.
"We are proud of this multicultural city, which reflects our unique Pasifika origins."