August Family History Month with Ruru!

Ruru is a small dark forest-dwelling owl. Found in both native and plantation forests, its distinctive “more-pork” call is commonly heard at night. Ruru are common in Aotearoa New Zealand and their diet consists of insects, small mammals and birds. 

Our Ruru is a guardian of the forest who loves to call his friends at night to go hunting.

Tui & Tama’s friend Ruru is showcasing Family History month with activities such as:

  • Make a Ruru mask with coloured card, tissue paper, metallic markers, whetu stickers and glue.
  • Create a Ruru taonga box with cardboard, glue and embellishments.
  • Write your name on a leaf and add it to the big Family Tree.
Loads of FREE fun for all the whānau!
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In Collaboration with Re Creators


Learn the art of paper making in this creative and hands-on workshop where you will discover the traditional process of pulping, pouring and pressing paper.

We will be covering the basic techniques, and then working with different decorative materials to create unique and beautiful hand-cast paper sheets.  Each finished piece will be one of a kind.

Join us to transform upcycled cards, paper (and other natural products) into new, beautiful paper creations and give the used paper a second (or even third) life.

  • Saturday 12th August
  • 10.30am-12.30pm
  • Bookings essential through the Re Creators website link here

The Re-Creators are on a mission to teach New Zealand how to upcycle, reduce, and reuse our resources, to share skills in reimagining ‘waste’ as creative opportunities! It’s not only creative and sustainable but also easy and fun too!

Places are limited so book your place NOW. Don’t miss out!