The Build


After wonderful and continuing community support from all over the world, Aaron Beattle and his Lifestyle Yachts team formally began construction on the Vaka Fanāua, in Pipiroa, New Zealand on 1 April 2014.

Dr Halapua and Aaron Beattle of Lifestyle Yachts

Dr Halapua and the Lifestyle Yachts team

Watch the build progress by clicking on the date:

Tātā Tuli Vaka


Sitiveni Halapua of Hihifo, NTT (plans) – US$6000.00

Viliami Maea & Heneli Similai for the People of Falehau, Vaipoa, Hihifo & Tafahi, NTT – TOP$2070.00

Kalapu ʻa e Ongo Niua’ mo Tafahi of Auckland – NZ$7960.00            

Anahila Lose Suisuiki of Hofoa, Kolovai, Vaipoa, Manurewa – NZ$150.00         

ManuʻatuTupou of Fataʻulua NF, Auckland – NZ$100.00

Fonokiapi – NZ$200.00

Fetaʻu oil sales – NZ$1255.00

Archbishop Winston Halapua and family – NZ$1000.00

Keith and Margaret (Peggy) Purnell, Thames – NZ$1000.00

Rev’d Vaituʻulala – NZ$150.00

Maʻu Alio – NZ$200.00

Five Star: Sika Family – TOP$5000.00

Saane Tupou – TOP$164.90

Emily Moala – TOP$500.00

Ana Taufeʻulungaki – TOP$500.00

Hui Family – NZ$165.00

Scott MacIndoe – NZ$100.00

Amakaamaka – NZ$100.00

Tangivaloval – NZ$50.00

Kavaliku – NZ$100  

Pulotu Fifita ‘Alio – NZ$100

Havili Fifita ‘Alio  – NZ$100

Lalakai  Langi – NZ$100

Tonga Development Society – NZ$100

Lamona Tisa – NZ$100

P Faapoi – NZ$20

Mrs FM Alexander for the Stuart family – NZ$50

Peter Neilson – NZ$30

Amakaamaka – NZ$200

E Halapua (cd’s) – NZ$141.51

Stephen Doyle, Ireland – NZ$1000.00

Linita Manuatu CD sales – NZ$380 (view contributors)

ʻAisake ʻEke – TOP$227 (US$100)

ʻAna Taufeulungaki – TOP$500

Lea Niuafoʻou, USP Center Nukualofa – TOP$603

People’s Republic Of China, US$6000

Government of Tonga – TOP$50,000

‘Aisea  Laukau, Wellington – NZ$120

Paul Jensen, Howick – NZ$200

Tomasi Lahi & Simaima, Siosi Lepa, Atiu mo e Fanga Mokopuna,  ‘Api ko Palataisi  – NZ$1000

Mr S T Fifita, ‘Api ko ‘Ālio, Niuatoputapu – NZ$500


In July 2015, the Rector, Rev'd Julie Leaves and the Anglican Parish of Sandgate Northpoint Brisbane, QLD raised A$768 at their afternoon tea and Evening Song prayers for the Vaka 'oe Masiva.



Fundraising Events



AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Ongo Niua Komiti Ki He Vaka Fanaaua Ma'ae Masiva

(Koniseti 2/12/2016).

Mālō ʻAupito NZ$8617.4 Raised

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AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Ongo Niua Komiti Ki He Vaka Fanaaua Ma'ae Masiva

(Koniseti 1/06/2016).

Mālō ʻAupito NZ$10110.25 Raised

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NUKUALOFA, Tonga, Koniseti moe tokioni Ki He Vaka Fanaaua Ma'ae Masiva (28/11/2015)

Mālō ʻAupito TOP$56060 Raised

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MELBOURNE, Australia, Koniseti moe tokioni Ki He Vaka Fanaaua Ma'ae Masiva (30/10/2015)

Mālō ʻAupito NZ$10339.17 Raised

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MILDURA, Australia, Koniseti moe tokioni Ki He Vaka Fanaaua Ma'ae Masiva (11/09/2015)

Mālō ʻAupito NZ$7209.71 Raised

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PERTH, Australia, Koniseti moe tokioni Ki He Vaka Fanaaua Ma'ae Masiva

(24/07/2015) with thanks to all the churches, kava clubs and family tauʻolungas.

Mālō ʻAupito NZ$18,157 Raised

view contributors


BRISBANE, Australia, Koniseti moe tokioni Ki He Vaka Fanaaua Ma'ae Masiva

(26/06/2015) with thanks to all the churches, kava clubs and family tauʻolungas.

Mālō ʻAupito NZ$32311 Raised


AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Ongo Niua Komiti Ki He Vaka Fanaaua Ma'ae Masiva

(Koniseti 17/04/2015).

Mālō ʻAupito NZ$9646 Raised

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SAN FRANCISCO BAY, U.S.A. Ongo Niua Komiti Ki He Vaka Fanaaua Ma'ae Masiva with thanks to all who travelled from LA, SEATTLE, SALT LAKE CITY and SACRAMENTO. (Koniseti 15/11/2014).

Mālō ʻAupito US$42900 Raised


SEATTLE, U.S.A., Ongo Niua Komiti Ki He Vaka Fanaaua Ma'ae Masiva

(Koniseti 8/11/2014).

Mālō ʻAupito US$19422 Raised


AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Ongo Niua Komiti Ki He Vaka Fanaaua Ma'ae Masiva

(Koniseti 31/10/2014).

Mālō ʻAupito NZ$$22,736.65 Raised

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SYDNEY, Australia, Ongo Niua Komiti Ki He Vaka Fanaaua Ma'ae Masiva

(Koniseti 01/11/2013).

Mālō ʻAupito NZ$25,169.43 Raised

view contributors 


AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Ongo Niua Komiti Ki He Vaka Fanaaua Ma'ae Masiva

(Koniseti 4/10/2013).

Mālō ʻAupito NZ$6,020.00 Raised

view contributors & photos 


SAN FRANCISCO BAY, USA Vaka Fanāua Luau (21/9/2013).

Mālō ʻAupito NZ$23.004.69 Raised


SYDNEY, Australia, Ongo Niua Komiti Ki He Vaka Fanaaua Ma'ae Masiva

(Koniseti 13/9/2013).

Mālō ʻAupito NZ$10,287.60 Raised

view contributors and photos  


MELBOURNE, Australia, Ongo Niua Komiti Ki He Vaka Fanaaua Ma'ae Masiva

(Koniseti 7/9/2013).

Mālō ʻAupito NZ$23,840.50 Raised

view contributors 


EULESS TEXAS, USA, Ongo Niua Komiti Ki He Vaka Fanaaua Ma'ae Masiva

(Koniseti 17/8/2013).

Mālō ʻAupito US$11,370 Raised

view contributors


SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA, USA, Ongo Niua Komiti Ki He Vaka Fanaaua Ma'ae Masiva (Koniseti 03/8/2013).

Mālō ʻAupito US$7,069.00 (NZ$8,654.86) Raised


SYDNEY, Australia, Ongo Niua Komiti Ki He Vaka Fanaaua Ma'ae Masiva

(Koniseti 02/8/2013).

Mālō ʻAupito NZ$12,369.88 Raised


SYDNEY, Australia, Ongo Niua Komiti Ki He Vaka Fanaaua Ma'ae Masiva

(Koniseti 15/6/2013).

Mālō ʻAupito NZ$5,470.21 Raised


SAN FRANCISCO BAY, USA Vaka Fanāua Fundraiser (18/5/2013).

Mālō ʻAupito NZ$9,218.08 Raised


SYDNEY, Australia, Ongo Niua Komiti Ki He Vaka Fanaaua Ma'ae Masiva

(Registration, 17/5/2013).

Mālō ʻAupito NZ$13,895.99 Raised

view contributors 


MAUI, Hawai'i, Ongo Niua Komiti Ki He Vaka Fanaaua Ma'ae Masiva

(Donation, 10/5/2013).

Mālō ʻAupito US$3,717.00 Raised


HONOLULU, Hawai'i, Ongo Niua Komiti Ki He Vaka Fanaaua Ma'ae Masiva

(Koniseti, 5/4/2013). Updated 1/05/13) 

Mālō ʻAupito US$33,538.00 Raised

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SAN FRANCISCO BAY, USA Vaka Fanāua Fundraiser

(Koniseti 16/3/2013).

Mālō ʻAupito US$11829.00 (NZ$13,862.29) Raised




“Things are going good here pea fakamafana foki 'emau ki'i koniseti!!” 

- Amelia P. Piutau

 

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Trimaran to service Tonga's Niuas about to be launched

16th November 2016, 3.38 pm, Radio New Zealand International


Sustainable Shipping in Remote Tongan Islands

Pacific Cooperation Foundation, 8th November 2016


Coming Clean

By Chris Kelly

Afloat Magazine August 2015


Currents

Wooden Boat Magazine January/ February 2015, p 15


Better Shipping For Tonga’s Niuas

Dateline Pacific, 6:02 on 9 December 2014, Radio New Zealand International


Tonga's Niuas to set up own shipping service

Updated at 6:55 am on 8 December 2014, Radio New Zealand International


New Tonga shipping scheme could be extended

Updated at 6:55 am on 8 December 2014, Radio New Zealand International


Multihulls Return To Polynesia

by Phil Babcock

New England Multihull Association Fall 2011


Dr Halapua’s Vision, an Economical, Sustainable Boat  for the 2 Niua’s

T news 26.07.11

2015 photos


April 8

May 1

July 6

July 23 ready to move

July 24 moving out!

November 23


2016 photos


August 19

November 22 launch!

NZ$7209

NZ $

NZ$10339

TOP$107390

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