Harakeke Weaving Workshop

Join Amber Bridgman (Rabuvai, Waitaha, Kāti Mamoe, Kāi Tahu) for a fun-filled few hours learning to weave. This is a beginner’s level workshop, so no previous experience is required.

Toitū OSM Josephine Foyer, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

Saturday 22 June and Saturday 6 July, 11am – 2pm. $10 each – bookings essential

Book at the Toitū reception desk or by telephone

Contact 03 477 5052       toituosm.com

Treasured Plants Tour

Walk and talk with knowledgeable guides to learn about traditional uses of native plants displayed in the NZ native plant collection. Rua McCallum (Ngāi Tahu) will focus on plants used for the manufacture of textiles. Author Rob Tipa (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu) will look at some of the treasured taoka plants used in daily life by early Southern Māori. Musician Alistair Fraser will compare live plants with their final form as traditional Māori musical instruments. The Botanic Garden’s latest brochure, Treasured Plants Trail will also be launched.

Dunedin Botanic Garden, Opoho – location will be notified on booking

Saturday 29 June, 1.30‒3pm, rain or shine. FREE; limited places – registration essential

Contact dcc@dcc.govt.nz             03 477 4000

 

Toi Maruata Workshop and Exhibition

Toi Maruata Workshop and Exhibition

Delve into Te Ao Māori through mahi toi – art making. Learn about tikanga and the knowledge embedded in raranga weaving, whakairo carving and other media, and share stories of our ancestors in the spirit of the season in this introduction to Toi Maruata lead by Mawera Severn.

All material and resources are provided. Saturday includes an exhibition of the beautiful mahi produced by our students.

Te Wānanga o Aoteraoa, 51 Macandrew Road, South Dunedin

Thursday 27 June, 10am – 12pm and Saturday 29 June, 1– 3pm. FREE

Age 16+; places limited – register ahead

Contact massimiliana.urbano@twoa.ac.nz           03 353 6560            twoa.ac.nz

Toi Maruata Workshop and Exhibition

Toi Maruata Workshop

Delve into Te Ao Māori through mahi toi – art making. Learn about tikanga and the knowledge embedded in raranga weaving, whakairo carving and other media, and share stories of our ancestors in the spirit of the season in this introduction to Toi Maruata lead by Mawera Severn.

All material and resources are provided. Saturday includes an exhibition of the beautiful mahi produced by our students.

Te Wānanga o Aoteraoa, 51 Macandrew Road, South Dunedin

Thursday 27 June, 10am – 12pm and Saturday 29 June, 1– 3pm. FREE

Age 16+; places limited – register ahead

Contact massimiliana.urbano@twoa.ac.nz           03 353 6560            twoa.ac.nz

Harakeke Weaving Workshop

Join Amber Bridgman (Rabuvai, Waitaha, Kāti Mamoe, Kāi Tahu) for a fun-filled few hours learning to weave. This is a beginner’s level workshop, so no previous experience is required.

Toitū OSM Josephine Foyer, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

Saturday 22 June and Saturday 6 July, 11am – 2pm. $10 each – bookings essential

Book at the Toitū reception desk or by telephone

Contact 03 477 5052       toituosm.com

Puaka Matariki Whetū-making Workshop

Join expert weaver Blondie Ngamoki for this all-ages star-making workshop and take your harakeke whetū creation home! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin

Sunday 22 July, 1‒3pm. FREE

Contact lcullen@dcc.govt.nz       03 474 3249              dunedin.art.museum

Pact Matariki Celebrations

The Apartment, Te Whare and Link Centre clients, tāngata whaiora and support staff from across Dunedin and Balclutha will celebrate Puaka Matariki with a fun-filled day. It will include flax weaving, kapa haka including a performance from Wairua Pūhou, and hākari of hāngī, fried bread and pudding. Poetry readings from tāngata whaiora and music by the Pact staff band will keep us entertained. Grab a mic and join in! We will open with karakia and local kaumātua will also present a Puaka Matariki kōrero.

174 Princes Street (access via 35 Dowling Street), Dunedin

Wednesday 11 July, 9am ‒ 4pm. FREE ‒ confirm your attendance with Michelle.

Contact michelle.anderson@pactgroup.co.nz

Ōtepoti Pasifika Weavers Hui

Share in the knowledge of our tūpuna! Whānau Māori, Pasifika Aiga and all who are interested in weaving are invited to this special hui to be held at Araiteuru Marae.

Materials have already been gathered and kaiako will be travelling from far afield to pass on this taoka tuku iho (heirloom wisdom). Whether you’re starting out or looking to add to your skills, you can expect a fun-filled day and expert guidance from across Moananui a Kiwa. Nau mai, haere mai!

A kōhanga run by experienced kaitiaki will be on site for preschoolers, and kaimirimiri available too. Please bring koha to help cover costs. In case of tangi alternative venue TBA.

Araiteuru Marae, 24 Shetland Street, Wakari

Tuesday 10 July, 9.30am – 2pm. Koha

Contact  mereanasmith1677@gmail.com             027 494 2389