Celebrate Māori New Year @ Toitū

Raranga Workshops

Explore the Māori art form of raranga (weaving). Whether you’re new to weaving or are looking for an opportunity to further develop your practice, this programme offers a range of project-based tasks to learn about the cultural practices of toi (arts) with master weaver Amber Bridgman. All materials supplied.

Introductory Workshop:

Join Amber for a hands-on three hour session learning the basics of how to weave. This is a beginner’s level workshop, so no previous experience is required. Suitable for ages 14+.

Bookings essential.

Josephine Foyer

 

** Note: this introductory wānaka has been moved from Saturday 10 July to Tuesday 13 July **

Matariki @ Te Pā 

Feeling a bit shy about learning traditional Māori tikanga? Celebrating the past, building relationships and sharing collective Matariki experiences and knowledge together as whānau and community, for whānau and community – it’s the perfect time to join in wānaka (learning) with Ngā Whetū Ātaahua at beautiful Karitane.

From gaining confidence in marae protocols, to testing your skills in traditional Māori games and understanding the art of hāngī prep, there’s much to make, see and do! Whatever your confidence level, nau mai, haere mai ki te pā!

All activities are free; a koha for kai will be greatly appreciated.

Monday 12, Tuesday 13, Thursday 15 and Friday 16 July activities will be at Puketeraki Marae; Wednesday 15 July activities will be held at the East Otago Events Centre, 203 Main Road, Waikouaiti.

Limited numbers, bookings recommended!

Download your own copy of the week’s schedule here Matariki @ Te Pā Overview

… and see the Facebook event for booking information 🌟

Celebrate Māori New Year @ Toitū

Raranga Workshops

Explore the Māori art form of raranga (weaving). Whether you’re new to weaving or are looking for an opportunity to further develop your practice, this programme offers a range of project-based tasks to learn about the cultural practices of toi (arts) with master weaver Amber Bridgman. All materials supplied.

Intermediate Workshops:

Build on your weaving skills and learn a variety of techniques and designs to increase the scale of your project and advance your skills in mahi raranga. Previous experience is required.

Bookings essential.

Josephine Foyer

Harakeke Weaving Workshop @ DPAG

Please join us to celebrate the season of Puaka and Matariki in Ōtepoti Dunedin, as we come together for a harakeke weaving workshop. Tutor Zoe Hikairo Morehu (Ngāti Maru ki Hauraki) will guide us through the tikanga of harvesting and using harakeke and the safe use of tools required for weaving.

This is a beginner’s level workshop, so no previous experience is required. Suitable for the entire family; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments will be served following the workshop.

Spaces limited; bookings recommended.

 

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 [email protected]             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 [email protected]           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 [email protected]           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 [email protected]       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 [email protected]