A friend of mine is a kaiako with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa in Christchurch and I recently asked her to teach me to weave. She told me to find six other people to enrol in the Kāwai Raupapa level 4 class with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa in Christchurch.

My friend eventually travelled down here with another kaiako from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa to enrol us. Eighteen people wanted to enrol and becasue of demand, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa has started a level 4 class here in Timaru.

So my Mum and I enrolled, along with many other whānau who whakapapa to Arowhenua. This has been a wonderful time, enjoying the company of our whānau and new friends. [Read more…]