Hokulea and Hikianalia are two Hawaiian waka that came from Hawaii and landed on Pt England beach. But unfortunately it rained and it got postponed and will be happening tomorrow for all the schools. There will be up to 2,000 children from schools in GI including TC, Tamaki primary and Glenbrae and others.
Yesterday it happened! The whole school and nine other schools went to the beach to see the Hawaii crew that travelled all around the world. When they all got on to land we started to sing a greeting song to greet them coming in. After we sang they started to sing back to as and thank as for greeting them and then we sang again to them.
After this we all stopped and finished with a song. Then the little kids went down and shook their hands. We got to ask them questions and they told us what's been happening in their trip and going around the world. And then we got to say a goodbye to them and go back to school and go in the hall.
To get to New Zealand from Hawaii in a plane it will be 7 hours to get to New Zealand. If we were sail to New Zealand it would take about two to three months. However, if the weather changes it will take up to four or five months.
There is a famous Waka race in Hawaii and it's called the Queen of liliuokalani and people get invite to do it in the world. They have to race up to 26 Km and it will take about 2 hour and half.
Meeting the Malama Honua was cool because we to ask what cool things they had done all around the world.