Waka Hourua Agenda

by Sir Mason Durie


The symbolism of Waka Hourua, a double-hulled waka, brings together Māori and Pasifika to provide a vehicle to counteract the stormy waters of self-harm and suicide amongst Māori and Pasifika communities. Each hull of the waka represents a commitment to building the capabilities and capacity of Māori whānau, hapū, iwi and Pasifika families and communities to prevent the losses to suicide.