Interview: James Brennan and Joe Harawira

Interview: James Brennan and Joe Harawira

Joe Harawira (Ngāi te Rangi, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Maniapoto) Joe’s connection to waka has been as a kaihoe and tikanga advisor on several overseas kaupapa including to San Francisco for Eternal Thread, Valencia for the Americas Cup, London for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Leiden with the Te Hononga project. 

Koroheke Pohomare Honore (James) Brennan (24/05/1956-29/03/2020 – Kāi Tahu, Waitaha, Te Arawa, Tūwharetoa) James was a waka builder, researcher, navigator and tutor. James was well known for hitching up his waka and travelling across the country from Rotorua to Christchurch and down to Lake Hawea. James’ waka are now part of a whanau business on Ōtakaro.

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