Teaching them young

Tuesday 21 September 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Local, National

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Teaching them young
Pictured is crew member Oliver Oolders teaching Nukuroa children how to wear a life jacket. Picture: KONINI RONGO/Kōrero o te 'Ōrau.

Crew members of the Marumaru Atua teaching the children of Nukuroa some water skills.

The Tāua e Moana crew had the honour of teaching the children of Nukuroa basic sailing skills and sharing a wealth of knowledge about our oceans yesterday.  The students made their way down to the Te Ao o Mutu Harbour where three stations were set up by Marumaru Atua - Cook Islands Voyaging Society, Te Ipukarea Society - TIS, and Kōrero o te 'Ōrau.  Students rotated between the stations.  The crew departed Nukuroa later in the evening for Akatokamanava (Mauke). “Meitaki Rānuinui to the people of Nukuroa for your generosity during our short stay here in beautiful Mitiaro,” the crew said in a Facebook post.