Saturday 23 July, 10am-3pm- Weave a waikawa with Kahu Collective

Come along and learn how to weave a waikawa with Kahu Collective in a workshop held at our Matatiki Toi Ora Arts Centre workshop, which is located upstairs in the former Boys’ High building at 28 Worcester Boulevard.

Learn how to weave a waikawa (large basket) from natural harakeke from and gain new skills in raranga (māori weaving). Waikawa are perfect for storing root vegetables or clothing, amongst other uses. You will learn the processes used to make a waikawa and about some of the history and tikanga involved in this beautiful and resourceful craft, traditional here in Aotearoa. All resources and tools are provided.

Masks are required for this workshop

The Kahu Collective is a group of three experienced local kairaranga and kaiwhatu with a studio based in Kaiuau/New Brighton. They enjoy teaching together as well as working on commissions. 

Lisa Harding (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Maniapoto and Ngāti Hako) utilises raranga and whatu techniques to create artworks immersed in tradition with a contemporary style. These pieces allow her to reconnect with her cultural identity and tell the stories of aspirations through natural fibres such as harakeke. She loves to share her knowledge.

Cathy Payne (Tangata-Tiriti) holds a bachelors degree in Toi Māori from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, specialising in raranga. She considers herself privileged to have had the opportunity to be taught by and weave alongside some of Aotearoa’s master weavers. Cathy loves learning new skills and sharing what she has learnt with others. 

Corabelle Summerton (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Maniapoto and Ngāti Hako) After discovering weaving 6 years ago, Corabelle has been inspired to find connection with her whakapapa and connect with her culture. She has a love of traditional Māori weaving adding a modern touch to create something incredible.

Bookings are non-refundable 

A credit may be issued if you are unable to attend due to illness or COVID isolation and advise Rekindle as soon as possible, prior to your workshop. A transfer fee may apply.

Credits will not be issued with less than 24 hours notice given. 


We are grateful to be able to offer this workshop because of support from Creative New Zealand.


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