New Zealand's America's Cup

Kava ceremony to raise awareness about climate justice in the Pacific

The Pacific Cooperation Foundation are collaborating with other Pacific groups to host the dawn ceremony at the Maritime Museum in Auckland on Sunday.

Kava o Aotearoa custodian Pakilau Manase Lua says the event serves to raise awareness about climate justice through a connected Pacific ancestral way using kava, the vaka, sailing and voyaging.

Lua said they scheduled the event to coincide with the America's Cup race serving as a reminder that this significant sporting event is taking place on the Pacific Ocean.