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by | Apr 11, 2012

YTH-1707 Wha ra

YTH-1707 Wha ra

This morning was yet again a wet start to the day. Instead of the normal routine morning swim we were straight into morning duties. This was shortly followed by a large breakfast to fuel the trainees minds and have them ready to start the day’s class session. We...

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YTH-1707 Toru Ra

YTH-1707 Toru Ra

Kia Ora Whanau. The day started with the trainees enduring their first refreshing dip in the cool waters of Opunga Cove. Chores were completed with Logan and Kaea spending some extra time ensuring the brass was super shiny. After breakfast was scoffed and the dishes...

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Samuel’s experience was overwhelmingly positive, he is still talking about the voyage. It has impacted his life significantly, and I suspect in years to come he will reflect on this experience as a pivotal point in his development.

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Kia ora whanau from the good ship to thy land lubbers…. Today started with no morning swim much to everybody’s disappointment due to prevailing weather conditions, so was straight into chores breakfast and dishes. Once completed we then weighed anchor making haste to...

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YTH-1707 Tahi ra

Ahoj from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson. A bit of a wet start but not with the enthusiasm of the trainees. Leaving Opua we rolled around Tapeka Point and into the Bay of Islands. Anchoring up in Wai iti for lunch, a warming soup with fresh scones and then an...

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YTH-1706 Ono Ra

We woke up to a glorious sunrise; all in for the morning swim. Breakfast was fried fish speared by crew member Wayne the day before as well as spaghetti on toast (also known as biscuity on toast to the trainees). It was straight to chores and then a lesson on rules of...

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YTH-1706 Rima Ra

Today was another great day experiencing our beautiful backyard. This morning all enjoyed a sleep in till 0815 (people feeling quiet tired after reaching mid voyage). After swim and duties and while breakfast was being...

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Voyage 1706 Wha Ra

  Hello from the Tucker Trainees and Crew! Day 4 marks our half way point on the voyage.  Today we awoke to a beautiful calm morning in the Cavallis. As it is Mouhnir’s birthday today, all the trainees encouraged him (perhaps a little push) in first for the...

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Voyage 1706 Toru Ra

This morning started off with our ritual morning swim in the warm waters of Whangaroa Harbour. Waking up to such stunning scenery reminds us all how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place. After swimming it was breakfast and chores and heading ashore to...

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Voyage 1706 Rua Ra

Kia Ora Whanau, As we didn’t have great internet reception yesterday we’ll fill you in on what we did over the last two days. It was a glorious sunny but crisp day yesterday morning as we boarded our trainees for the Far North Holdings Leadership Tucker Voyage. It was...

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YTH-1706 Tahi ra

After a farewell at Opua from friends, family and sponsors Far North Holdings, the perfect weather enticed our good ship north to head for the stunning Cavalli Islands.... what an adventure! Day 1 is always a day for orientation, the time for whakawhanaungatanga or...

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YTH-1705 Ono ra

We awoke to an early start of 0615 embarking on a journey towards the sea where we waited to watch the sun rise. At 0800 we enjoyed a warm toasted breakfast and by 0930 we reached Tapeka point and headed towards our destination at Waitangi where we awaited to welcome...

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