#07786 Wāhine Weekend – POSTPONED

Arohamai e wāhine ma.  Due to unforeseen circumstances our Wāhine Weekend has now been postponed.   Please watch this space for new dates and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.   NB: Please contact our reception if you would like to be put on our waiting list, to be advised when new dates are set.


Come and enjoy a marae-based weekend of learning, creativity, whakawhanaungatanga, and good wholesome kai.  Nau mai, haere mai.

Times: Friday 5.30pm onwards to Sunday 1:00pm
Tutor(s): Multiple.  1x Artist in Residence for entire weekend and 4x short 1.5-2 hour workshops.
Venue: Tūmapuhia-a-Rangi Marae, Homewood (turn right onto Homewood Road before Riversdale)

Cost: $40 with Community Services Card, $80 without Community Services Card

Must Enrol by: 10th May 2021


Course Information for Wāhine Weekend **POSTPONED**

Course Tutor(s):  Artist in residence workshop runs for the entire weekend.  Multiple short (1.5-2 hour) workshops run alongside the Artist in Residence. See below for details:

Kaitoi/Artist in Residence: Whakapapa Quilts (Tutor: Ron Te Kawa).  This workshop runs for the entire weekend.  Learn to tell your whānau story or history on a quilt that you, and generations to come, can treasure.  Using fabrics, sewing printing, painting designs and symbols that represent your walk and tell your story.

Mau Rākau  (Tutor: Shari Taylor)   Energising Māori movement.

Kawakawa Balm: Learn how to make a simple kawakawa balm. A multi-purpose rongoa to keep on hand.

Kupenga Kōhatu (Tutor: Heather Newland). Using harakeke, use simple netting knotwork to construct a kupenga kōhatu keepsake.

Emotional Intelligence (Tutor: Natasha Kewene-Hite). Understand how to identify, analyse and manage your emotions.


Purpose of the Course: A space for wāhine who may need a break, an opportunity to reset, or just some space to exhale, connect, get creative and eat well.

By the end of this weekend learners will have a deeper understanding of te reo Māori and Tikanga involved with Mau Rākau, harakeke and making Rongoa.

Learners will also have a deeper understanding of emotion.

Participants Must Provide:

Torch (very important)

Toiltries and Towel

Warm Clothes


Walking Shoes/Slippers


Any Medication you may require Books to read, music

Liquid Refreshments

***Please let us know if you have any allergies we need to be aware of. 

Most materials supplied for the workshops – if you have any special fabrics for the whakapapa quilt that you would like to use, please bring these along such as old clothes, or uniforms, lace, any fabrics that might have a meaning for you.  Also bring, a large sheet or piece of fabric for backing and a blanket;  Fabric scissors, cottons, etc. if you have them.

This information can be downloaded here.

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