Kupe Waka Centre Blessing – Sir Hector Busby
Posted: May 16, 2019
Leaders of Ngāti Ruwāhia, the Hawaiian tribe of Te Tai Tokerau, and members of the Kamehameha Schools ʻohana were invited by the late Sir Hekenukumai Ngaiwi Busby to conduct an ʻOki i ka Piko ceremony to open a new whare wānanga (house of learning) – Whetū Mārama – which is part of the Kupe Wake Centre complex being built at Aurere, Aotearoa. This video montage highlights the opening of the center in December 2018 which includes the conferring of the title of Pwo on two Māori navigators.
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