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Behind the scenes, Digitising the collection

Interesting behind the scenes look at the digitising of our collection, from Fridays session up in the Mezzanine. While in level 2 we cannot host our face to face sessions, we do have zoom sessions booked, and are looking forward to level 1, and being able to host the many classes we have booked in. You can explore our collection online, tamuseum.org.nz, but remember in level 2 we are still open to public Monday to Friday, and if you are a Teacher thinking about a session for your class we'd love to chat. Call or email and we can make a time to chat to you in person here at the Museum, or we may be available to come and chat to you at your school. 07 872 0085 or leotc@waipadc.govt.nz.

Posted by Waipa Museum Education on Sunday, 23 August 2020

School Holiday Programme Week 1 & 2

Lots of creative fun to be had for the kids and adults. Check out our FB events page here!

Wed 30th September, Putiputi Flower Weaving morning and afternoon sessions.

Thurs 1st October, Tīpare Headband Weaving Harakeke morning and afternoon sessions.

Sat 3rd October, Cookies & Canvas for the Kids morning and afternoon sessions.

Wed 7th October, Rourou Basket Weaving Harakeke morning and afternoon sessions.

Thurs 8th October, Whāriki Mat Weaving Harakeke one full day session for 10yrs+.

Sat 10th October, Cuppa, Cake & Canvas one full day session for 18yrs+.

There are various prices, skill levels and spaces available so please check out our FB event page or book by phone 07 8720085.

22 SEPTEMBER 2020


We’re at Level 1!

We are looking forward to being back to normal opening hours and welcoming you all back to our regular public programming. Saturdays, come in and enjoy Toi Oriwa Creative Space up in our mezzanine area. A creative arts project with a local artist Oriwa Morgan-Ward.

Coming up are our School Holiday programmes filled with two weeks of fun activities. Check out our events FB page here!

22 SEPTEMBER 2020


From the Collection

Our most recent acquisition to the collection is a Whāriki from renowned weaver Kahutoi Te Kanwana, from her exhibition “Te Ohanga Ake” recently held at Te Awamutu Museum.

Typically Whāriki are housed flat or hung up, but due to our limited space it was decided the best plan was to roll, the woven kiekie was tested for its durability and suitability for this method of storage.

The first step was to create a core for the whariki to be rolled onto, and we did this by “upcycling” old Museum stools, and covering these in ethafoam to create a deep and sturdy base. The next step was to cover the core in Tyvek to create a barrier between the object and the foam core. Tyvek is used as it is a pH neutral material that offers waterproofing, mitigation from dust, breathable and suitable for most Museum objects.

After preparing the base, I used extra Tyvek to roll the Whāriki on to, meaning that every revolution of the Whāriki had a barrier layer, and minimised any friction that may occur between the fibres. The whāirki is maurua (double joined) and required extra padding along the way, ‘tissue sausages’ were added to prevent any lumps or bumps being transferred between the layers. The last touch was to add Tyvek bows to hold it all together.

Megan Denz, Collection Manager

20 SEPTEMBER 2020


Here’s a quick message from LEOTC

Interesting behind the scenes look at the digitising of our collection, from Fridays session up in the Mezzanine.
While in level 2 we cannot host our face to face sessions, we do have zoom sessions booked, and are looking forward to level 1, and being able to host the many classes we have booked in.
You can explore our collection online, tamuseum.org.nz, but remember in level 2 we are still open to public Monday to Friday, and if you are a Teacher thinking about a session for your class we’d love to chat.
Call or email and we can make a time to chat to you in person here at the Museum, or we may be available to come and chat to you at your school. 07 872 0085 or leotc@waipadc.govt.nz.

21 AUGUST 2020


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The Museum is OPEN!

In Level 2, the Museum is open to the public Monday – Friday 10am-4pm only, with social distancing in place with up to 20 people allowed in the facility for a maximum of 30 minutes at once.

Please ensure you use the government Covid app to trace your movements and please leave your contact details with front counter staff. This is all in place with your safety in mind.

Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your support.

12 AUGUST 2020


Museum Covid-19 Update

Please be advised that during level 2, the Museum will NOT be open on Saturday until further notice. We will NOT be running Public Programmes or Education Programmes following Ministry of Health and Covid:19 level 2 guidelines.

We are sorry for any inconvenience. Please keep connecting with us on our FB and check this website for updates.

Thank you. Keep safe and be kind!

12 AUGUST 2020


Museum LEOTC Wearable Art Programme

We have had 440 Te Awamutu Intermediate students participate in this years’ wearable art programme run in the Museum. The students looked at protecting the whenua from textile waste by utilising calf feed bags and newsprint into wearable creations. Students had 35mins to create a Kiwiana inspired garment. 100 million kilograms of textile waste is dumped in Aotearoa New Zealand each year, quotes www.theclotingproject.co.nz.

Big thanks to Ingham Stock Feed Top Calf and the Te Awamutu Courier for donating the bags and newsprint. Both parents and students thoroughly enjoyed the programme.

Looking forward to next years wearable arts!

2 AUGUST 2020


Toi Oriwa Creative is in the Museum!

We welcome Oriwa in the Museum on Saturdays for the month of August from 10am-2pm.

Toi Oriwa Creative Space is a new feature to the Museum, set up in the Education space where we present our public programmes. Oriwa Morgan Ward is the creative energy behind Toi Oriwa Creative Space. Regular attendees to our public programming will know Oriwa for her amazing enthusiastic energy and ability to connect with learners. If you haven’t experienced what Toi Oriwa Creative is all about, then come in to the Museum this Saturday 1st August from 10am – 2pm. Oriwa will be demonstrating her creative projects and sharing her knowledge FREE of charge.

If you’re interested in a raranga/ weaving workshop next Saturday, Oriwa will be taking bookings to learn kono/ woven food bowl made from harakeke/ flax. If there’s time you could also learn how to make a tīpare/ headband. More info to come.

Click this to link to go to Toi Oriwa Creative Space page

31 JULY 2020


Tēnā koutou

The Museum will be opening at a later time of 2pm on Friday 24th July, to allow for staff training.

We apologise for any inconvenience. Kia ora

21 JULY 2020