Waka and sailing ship sketch by Allan Hooper May 2019

Make a model boat

Family activitiesWest Auckland

Saturday 5 to Monday 7 October, 10am-3pm


NZ Traditional Boatbuilding School

Unit 2, 17 Tōtara Road, Te Atatū Peninsula

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Koha (donation)


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Event details

Early pioneers designed and built the boats used for travel across the ocean, and by traders around our shores.

Today, traditional boat builders play a crucial role in preserving and restoring these vessels.

Our boat builders will give children a hands-on boat building experience. They will talk them through the process, and show them the workshop and projects currently in progress.

Brought to you by New Zealand Traditional Boatbuilding School Trust

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