Hōkūleʻa & Hikianalia Arrival Ceremony in Waitangi, Aotearoa
Hawaii Standard Time Schedule: Friday, Nov. 14
12:45 p.m.: Live streaming event coverage begins
1-3 p.m.: Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia sail into Bay of Islands and moor at Te Tii Beach
3:30-5 p.m.: Powhiri (welcoming ceremony) at Te Tii Marae
5:30-9:30 p.m.: Dinner and program in the Whare Kai
New Zealand Daylight Savings Time: Saturday, Nov. 15
11:45 a.m.: Live streaming event coverage begins.
12-2 p.m.: Canoes sail into Bay of Islands and moor offshore of Te Tii Beach.
2:30-4 p.m.: Powhiri at Te Tii Marae
4:30-8:30 p.m.: Dinner and program to honor elders
The Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage will cover 47,000 nautical miles, 85 ports, and 26 countries and continue through 2017. The Hawaiian name for this journey, Mālama Honua, means “To Care for our Island Earth” and will take the canoes across Earth’s oceans to grow a global movement toward a more sustainable world. The Worldwide Voyage is being navigated by traditional wayfinding techniques, utilizing stars, waves, wind and birds as mapping points for direction. Training and education is a critical part of the voyage, which will culminate with our new generation of navigators who will take the helm in 2017 and guide Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia back to Polynesia after circumnavigating the globe.