Learn the art of raranga and weave with harakeke.  This course will teach you the basics along with the tikanga (protocol) around harvesting and weaving harakeke. By the end of the course learners will have woven a kono and a pikau (backpack).  Nau mai, haere mai.

Please note:  This course is suitable for beginners.


Course Code: 41334
Dates: 3rd March – 3oth June 2023 (excluding 7 April, 14 April, 21 April)
Times: Friday Mornings, 10:00am – 12:30pm
Tutor: Mel Reiri
Venue: Te Kohanga Whakawhaiiti Marae, Riccarton Road, Pahiatua
Cost: $20 / $10 with Community Services Card

Must Enrol by: 28th February (online) or in person on the morning


Course Information for #41334 Raranga Harakeke, starts friday 3rd march 2023

Course Tutor(s):  Mel Reiri.  Experienced weaver, holds a Bachelor of Māori Art (Maunga kura toi) accreditation.

Purpose of the Course: By the end of this course, participants will:

    • Have a basic understanding of Te Reo Māori kupu associated with raranga (weaving harakeke).
    • Have a good knowledge of how to harvest, prepare and weave with harakeke.
    • Have a good understanding of tikanga (protocol) surrounding the use of harakeke and weaving.
    • Have demonstrated basic raranga techniques by completing two projects – kono and pikau (backpack)

Pre-requisites (if any):  no prior weaving knowledge needed – beginners welcome

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