Wednesday 26 January, 10am-2pm, Craft Opportunities: Weave a waikawa/large basket (Community Services Card holders)

This class with Mihi Adams is held at our Arts Centre workshop, which is located upstairs in the Boys’ High building at 28 Worcester Boulevard.

Vaccination requirement: Anyone 12 and over attending our workshops at any level of the traffic light system must be fully vaccinated. Please bring proof of vaccination (My Vaccine Pass), to show at the start of your workshop. More details about how we are creating a safe space for you in our workshops that are held within an open public setting can be found HERE.

This Craft Opportunities workshop has been made free/low cost only for Community Service and SuperGold "Combo" Card holders by the support of funding from Creative New Zealand. You will be asked to show your card at the start of the workshop, so please ensure you bring it with you. Regular SuperGold Cards are not accepted, it must be a "Combo" card with CSC number on the back. Any costs charged for these programmes are only for materials. Cash donations on the day will be very welcome but are not expected.

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 large waikawa using Māori techniques and the natural material of harakeke with local kairaranga Mihi Adams. Mihi 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. The finished item has many potential uses, including storage for potatoes, kumara, pumpkin and onions.

There are 6 places available in this workshop, which is suitable for adults.

About your tutor

Mihi (Ngāti Mahuika, Ngāti Hinemanu & Ngāti Kahu) has been weaving for over 15 years and runs her own raranga business, Flax Hut Creations. She studied at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and has been teaching raranga in a variety of settings since then. From weaving wahakura for Kāi Tahu babies to her previous role as kaitiaki Pā Harakeke at Manaaki Whenua, Mihi cherishes working with harakeke and has a deep appreciation and understanding of this natural material. She loves the increased wellbeing that come from weaving and wishes to share this calming, balancing craft that is traditional to Aotearoa with others.

Management of COVID-19 risk:

As we wish to operate as safely as possible, and protect the health of our communities, Rekindle will be running vaccinate mandated workshops from the implementation of the traffic light system, at all levels of the traffic light system.


This means that from Covid-19 traffic light system confirmation, anyone 12 and over attending a workshop at Rekindle must be fully vaccinated.


Mask-wearing is also a requirement at Orange & Red, and strongly encouraged at Green. Please visit our COVID policy page for more details.



Participants who are unwell, or who are required to self-isolate, must not attend the workshop. Refunds will be given if participants need to miss the workshop in order to manage the risk of COVID-19, however we need to be advised of this as soon as possible, so that we can fill the space.



Refunds will not be given if participants arrive to the workshop unwell on the day, and they will be asked to leave. Refunds will not be given to unvaccinated persons arriving at the workshop on the day, and they will be asked to leave

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





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