about this journey
Unearth the story of the great war waka 'Te Winika', and the stories of her people.
venture deeper into the past
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ARA Journeys would like to thank Port Waikato Holiday Park and NZ Māori Tourism for funding this project, Rereokeroa Shaw (Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Tipa, Ngāti Tahinga, Ngāti Karewa, Ngāti Te Ata) for her consultation, and Jade McCormack (Ngāti Mutunga, Te Ati Āwa, Ngāti Whātua, Ngapuhi, Te Rarawa) for her consultation and voiceover work.
We'd also like to acknowledge Brad Totorewa (Waikato, Ngaati Naho) who composed haka that were used in the re-enactment of the invasion that took place at Rangiriri in the Waikato Wars in 1863. Heaps of thanks go to Brad for allowing us the privilege to use this as background audio in our trailer of The Stories of Port Waikato.