This wānanga is sponsored by the Ngāi Tahu Fund for practitioners of all levels engaged in the toi of carving and weaving. The wānanga and will be held 16-18 September at Arahura Marae. Those wishing to attend will need to provide their own bedding.

The programme of the weekend will be as below:

Friday 16 September
Evening presentation — The carving and weaving strategy developed as a result of the Wairewa wānanga of carvers and weavers hosted by the Ngāi Tahu Fund in September 2015.

Saturday 17 September

Carvers programme

Whao, tool technology (old and new) — A workshop on the knowledge, skills and practical application of shaping whao based on stone implements and technologies of the past. Get an appreciation of the processes and techniques for making high quality whao and how that affects the quality of whakairo produced.

Weavers programme

Kiekie, taonga species —This programme covers knowledge, skills and practical application of all aspects of the taonga resource kiekie. Participants who wish to, will be able to have their learning and abilities recognised and formally registered as practitioners holding mātauranga o Ngāi Tahu of this taonga species.

Sunday 18 September

Plenary session of carvers and weavers
To consider the outcomes of the previous day’s wānanga and to contemplate future projects aligned to the strategy.

General information:
Register for this wānanga before 7 September by contacting Ranui Ngarimu at [email protected]