#WAI-36747 Wānanga Wahakura (Pahiatua)

A wahakura is a woven harakeke (flax) bassinet which babies can safely sleep as newborns until around six months old.  This workshop has been designed so experienced weavers can support hapū māmā and/or whānau of a hapū māmā to weave a beautiful wahakura in preparation for a newborn baby.   Please note there are limited spaces, therefore hapū māmā in the Tararua will be given first priority.  Register your place now.

  Postponed to October due to COVID.  New date to be confirmed.  
Times: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Tutor:  Multiple
Venue: Te Kohanga Whakawhaiti Marae, Riccarton Road, Pahiatua
$0 – Fully subsidised

To Enrol:  Register at The Trust Tararua, Phone 06-376-7608

Must Enrol by: 20th September


Course Information for Wānanga Wahakura

Course Tutor(s):  Experienced local weavers, and the Supergran sewing collective

Purpose of the Course: 

  • By the end of this wānanga, you will:
    • have woven a beautiful harakeke wahakura for a baby
    • understand the benefits of safe sleeping
    • know how to create a safe sleeping space for a newborn baby
    • have learnt te reo Māori and tikanga Māori associated with weaving


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