So now you know the incredible story of how Polynesians explored the Pacific. But do you think your parents have heard it? Or your grandparents?
Kia ora, my name is Ian Taylor.
Recently I turned 70 and I'm now a grandad. A couple of years ago I was talking to my friend, Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith from the University of Otago. She told me the story of how people first crossed the Pacific.