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#38499 Manu tukUtuku, weavers wānanga, Pūkaha

A Manu Tuitui Wānanga for experienced weavers to learn about the connection between Matariki and Manu Tukutuku, led by Manu Kawana who will share his Matauranga Māori of Te Whānau Mārama (Māori Starlore)  and Manu Tukutuku (Māori Kite making).

It is also an opportunity to learn about Raupō – how to harvest and work with this beautiful resource as you create a Manu Taratahi, and a Manu Kahu if time allows.  Wānanga has been tailored for experienced weavers.    See course information below for more details.

Dates:     Friday 24th June 2022
Times:     9:00am – 4:00pm
Tutor:      Manu Kawana
Venue:    Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre, 85379 State Highway 2, Mount Bruce
Cost:        $0 – Fully subsidised
Catering:  Provided – morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea.

Must Enrol by:  Wednesday 22nd June – **Please note this wānanga is for Tangata Whenua only**     Numbers are limited to 20 – enrolments must be received prior to wānanga.  Please click link below to enrol.

**CLASSES FULL**

Course Information for #38499 Manutukutuku – Weavers Only Wānanga

Course Tutor:  Manu Kawana

Ngāti Rangitāne, Ngāti Raukawa, Te Arawa, Ngāti Kahungunu

Born in Whakaoriori (Masterton) Manu completed his schooling in Whakaoriori, Hīmatangi and Foxton. Manu has been fortunate to have been brought up around people who were steeped in mātauranga māori.  Over the past 30 years Manu has continued to share and teach what he has learnt

Some of the areas of traditional māori knowledge Manu works in include: Te Whānau Mārama Māori Starlore, Ngā Mahi a Rēhia Traditional Pastime Entertainment, Manu Tukutuku Māori Kite making.

Purpose of the Course:

By the end of this wānanga, kairaranga will have:

– learnt the whakapapa of Raupō

–  gained some knowledge on how to harvest Raupō

–  heard kōrero about Manu Tukutuku and the connection to Matariki.

– learnt about the processes and techniques to make Manu Tukutuku while constructing a Manu Taratahi and if time allows a Manu Kahu.

– gained some Matauranga Māori relating to Matariki and Manu Tukutuku.

Learners to bring:  Comfortable clothes, sensible footwear and a warm jacket.  There will be opportunities to stretch your legs in te ngāhere.

Catering:  All catering provided – morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Other Information:   Limited to 20 weavers. **Please note this wānanga is for Tangata Whenua only**

Please note:  not for beginner weavers –  must have experience with binding and weaving.

Please contact community@reapwairarapa.nz or any further information you may require.