VAKA & Floating Craft Project so that it builds communities, develops culture, skills and create events around the flotilla, but also making a statement about the PI Communities in AKL especially with a presence in both harbours.
There is interest from Creative NZ, its also something that should be of high significance that it makes MOTAT change its definition of transport and technology away from its Euro-centric directions. Still working it out but it will incorporate social, trades, culture, business, PR and play politics all at the same time. Its so much more than just about making Vaka it just so happens to be the by-product, the real ambition is to change the economic, outlook and social conditions for PI in NZ.
Visibility increase positive profile amongst media, communities, business opportunities
Trade Skills pass on skills, information from the older generations who are in the retiremnet age to younger generations
Performance events both competitive and exhibition