Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa | Pacific Ocean

Ko te wai te ara tūhonohono i ngā iwi o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa

Ehara i te mea kia noho ko te iti o ō tātou moutere hei whakataukī mā te ao, engari ia te nui whakaharahara o ō tātou moana. He moana tātou, he moana waiwai. Ko te ao moana, ko tātou tērā.
— Professor Epeli Hou'ofa

Satellite view of the Earth showing the Pacific Ocean.

Image credit: GOES-17 shares first full disk image from new vantage point over the Pacific Ocean by NOAA Satellites. Flickr — credit NOAA/CIRA. Public domain.

Colour satellite image of Earth showing the Pacific Ocean.

It is the water that connects the people of the Pacific

We should not be defined by the smallness of our islands but in the greatness of our oceans. We are the sea, we are the ocean. Oceania is us.
— Professor Epeli Hou'ofa

Moorea, French Polynesia.
Image credit: DSC00031/French Polynésia/Mooréa Island/ by Yann Arthus Bertrand. dany13 on Flickr. Some rights reserved: CC BY 2.0. Image sharpened.

Colour photograph showing an aerial view of Moorea island with surrounding clouds and blue ocean.