Māori discovered Aotearoa because they went out looking for it, and it wasn’t the warrior tradition that got Māori here – it was their technology, innovation, and vision!
Land of Voyagers is the first step toward creating a major education programme that will be gifted to all primary and intermediate schools to celebrate the incredible story of Polynesian voyaging across Te Moana Nui a Kiwa - the Pacific Ocean - the largest body of open water on the planet. A story that has remained largely untold for 250 years. It begins with what is arguably the greatest migration in the history of mankind, retracing that history though the incredible story of the Tuia 250 Voyage from Tahiti to Aotearoa.
Land of Voyagers is the brainchild of Animation Research Ltd (ARL) Managing Director Ian Taylor (Ngāti Kahungunu), who hopes it will be shared with all the rangatahi (youth) of Aotearoa and Pasifika to show them that this thing we call STEM, is in their dna. We know it as Mātauranga.
“‘Land of Voyagers’ is a koha, a gift, to be shared with all the rangatahi of Aotearoa, New Zealand
Ian Taylor, Hi-Tech Flying Kiwi and Founder of Land of Voyagers