David and Aotearoa One waka
(the brown boat below)

David talks about a waka and sailing.

Welcome to the new video quiz pages.
This is the page to learn more about New Zealand culture by listening to Kiwis talk. Each Kiwi is passionate about something different. This video is about a waka which is used by students at Waananga Aotearoa for naviation by sea. David is passionate about sailing and navigating around New Zealand by waka and his video is below.

I will add lots more video clips about Rugby, scuba diving, carving, tramping and more so keep coming back!!


1. The clip will take a few minutes to download so read the questions. They start easy and get harder! Check your answers - Well how did I do? - after listening. Try the first time without looking at the transcipt !
(Transcript means the words that David says.)

2. If you are coming to New Zealand, you will need to get used to the Kiwi accent. If you are studying here, then listen to the way David says fillers like umm, arhh, etc and practise repeating them.
Look at the transcript again and look at WHERE David ...(pauses) to think about the best word.  This helps you with your speaking because you know WHERE to stop and make the sound noise 'um/ah' etc in a sentence and WHERE to pause in a conversation.

3. Don't look at the transcript and make notes. I hope to have documents soon showing key words, mindmaps etc!

4. Read the transcript and listen  to the interview at the same time to increase your reading speed.

1. The interview is
a) in the harbour beside the Maritime Museum.
b) on board a waka.
c) with David Bishop.
d) All of the above is true.
2. Which of the following is true?
a) The names of the two Maori figures are left and right.
b) The waka is black and white.
c) The name Aotearoa One is on the side of the waka.
d) It's raining and cold.
3. Which of the following is true?
a) There are four Maori figures or carvings on the waka.
b) The figure carvings are at the front and the back.
c) The figure carvings probably came from an old war canoe.
d) All of the above is true.
4. David became an Aotearoa One crew member
a) on the Kaihoi Waka course.
b) after he went to the Cook Islands.
c) before he got his certificate.
d) after his long working career as a roading engineer.
5. David passed the Kaihoi Waka Course from Te Waananga o Aotearoa.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given
6. David is the captain of Aotearoa One waka.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given
7. Aotearoa One has been sailed to the Cook Islands.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given