You can, for example, take a cruise around the bay on the MV Takitimu, New Zealand’s oldest pilot vessel. The MV Takitimu recently turned 100, and we celebrated her birthday with a spectacular water cannon display. We sponsor the MV Takitimu as she is an important piece of national maritime history, in fact she is believed to be the oldest pilot vessel in New Zealand still able to be operated.
Tairāwhiti waka hourua, operated by the Tairāwhiti Voyaging Trust, explores the voyaging stories of Tūranganui-a-Kiwa and Aotearoa. Eastland Port developed a purpose-built berth for the waka hourua, and it carries a piece of port history. We are a proud sponsor of the waka and her crew as they do a wonderful job storytelling and educating people about the history of our region.