The conversion of the Maoris Year: 1899 (1890s)1856?-1920 Missions, New Zealand Maoris still hold their councils which both men and women speak and indulge occasion-ally war dance. visit Wanganui and paddledown the river in a Maori canoe.These canoes are from eighteen to twenty inches in breadth and from fifteen to thirty feet long.Each one is made out of the solid totara tree. The paddle is about four and a half feet long and has a single blade.
The Wahaika is one of the several different war clubs used by Maori warriors. The wahaika was used exclusively by the most fierce, and respected warriors with the highest rankings. It was given as a ceremonial piece