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


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

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