Tuesday 31 January, 10-2pm, Craft Opportunities: Weave a Waikawa Hauhake

Come along and learn how to weave a hauhake-harvest waikawa styled bag with Ngaio Cowell 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.

This workshop is free/low-cost for Community Service Card holders, though donations are appreciated. The standard workshop price of $60 applies for those without cards. Please select the appropriate option at the bottom of the page. 

There are very limited places in these workshops, so please only book if you are sure you can make it on the day.

Learn how to weave a 2 cornered waikawa (large basket) using Māori techniques and the natural material of harakeke with local kairaranga Ngaio Cowell.  Ngaio will also share about the processes and tikanga that need to be observed when harvesting harakeke. This will be a relaxed workshop where you can work individually or with others where you will leave with a two cornered Waikawa that is perfect to use tor harvesting.

There are very limited places in these workshops, so please only book if you are sure you can make it on the day. This is usually a 3 hour workshop, but depending on the group it can sometimes take longer. Please make sure you have a spare hour afterwards for if you need to stay on to finish.

Ngaio Cowell (Tainui; Ngaati Te Ata & Ngāti Porou) is a craftsperson who takes inspiration from nature. Ngaio is currently completing her Kawai Raupapa- Te Whare Pora at Te Wānanaga o Aotearoa. She has learnt to weave with tī kōuka from Diana Duncan and continues to create artworks from foraged and native materials through business Tipu Toi. Ngaio is passionate about Kai sovereignty and will be teaching as part of our Resourceful Kai Programme.

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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