WAITANGI DAY 2021 WORKSHOPS

WAITANGI DAY 2021 WORKSHOPS

WAITANGI DAY 6TH FEBRUARY 2021

A national day of affirming our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. What are the ways in which you are learning about our nation’s history pre 1840-2021?

The Museum has developed some fun ways to support learning and understanding of Māori culture, and its place in our nation’s history.

Click one of these tabs to see what’s happening each day.

Check out our FB event pages and share with your friends by clicking here!

Resources: Provided within the cost of each workshop.

Bookings: Essential, 10 participants per session.

Phone the Museum reception today for bookings on 07 872-0085 or fill in the form below. 

All children must have adult supervision.

Tī Rākau Stick Game with Oriwa & Awatea

Saturday 6th February, two sessions:

10.00-11.30am or 12.00pm-1.30pm

Every participant gets to design their very own tī rākau, learn the waiata song in Te Reo Māori and actions to the game. A great test of skill while learning its significance in Māori culture.

Cost: $5 per participant, per session

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click here to see our FB event info.

Māori Design Badges with Oriwa

Monday 8th February, two sessions:

10.00-11.30am or 12.00pm-1.30pm

Learn basic Māori design inspired by kōwhaiwhai and whakairo carving patterns, then make your own unique badge!

Cost: FREE

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click here to see our FB event info

TOI ORIWA DECEMBER WORKSHOPS

TOI ORIWA DECEMBER WORKSHOPS

Join the lovely Oriwa Morgan-Ward as she presents fun-filled creative activities for all ages.

Click one of these tabs to see what’s happening each day.

Check out our FB event pages and share with your friends by clicking here!

Resources: Provided within the cost of each workshop.

Bookings: Essential, 10 participants per session.

Phone the Museum reception today for bookings on 07 872-0085 or fill in the form below. 

All children must have adult supervision.

Tī Rākau Stick Game with Oriwa & Awatea

Wed 16th Dec, two sessions:

10.00-12pm or 12.30pm-2.30pm

Every participant gets to design their very own tī rākau and learn the waiata/song in Te Reo Māori along with the actions to the game. A great cost effective whānau activity of skill.

Cost: $5 per participant, per session

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click here to see our FB event info.

Hine and Tama Paper Dolls with Oriwa

Monday 21st Dec, two sessions:

10.00-12pm or 12.30pm-2.30pm

Learn about traditional Māori clothing and accessories. Each participant receives their own Hine or Tama Paper Dolls to design amazing outfits.

Cost: FREE

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click here to see our FB event info

Poi Making Workshop with Oriwa

Tues 22nd Dec, two sessions:

10.00-12pm or 12.30pm-2.30pm

Each participant receives their own materials to make a set of poi and learn the waiata song in Te Reo Māori along with the skilful actions. Another fun activity for the whānau or kids of all ages!

Cost: $5 per participant, per session

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click this link to see Oriwa demonstrate the poi and what you can expect in the workshop.

Click here to see our FB event info

Māori Design Badges with Oriwa

Wed 23rd Dec, two sessions:

10.00-12pm or 12.30pm-2.30pm

Learn basic Māori design inspired by kōwhaiwhai and whakairo carving patterns then make a badge out of it for you, or as a present for someone else!

Cost: $5 per participant, per session

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click here for our FB event info

ANZAC COMMEMORATION

ANZAC 2020

This year Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia were in lockdown due to Covid-19. Usually the Museum would have activities for families to come in and commemorate ANZAC Day after the annual Te Awamutu dawn ceremony on ANZAC Green in the township. This year we were asked to stand at our front gates at dawn and commemorate ANZAC day in our own homes. Front gates took on amazing commemorative spaces by families sharing the spirit of loved ones lost.

The Museum decided to create virtual activities like the online presentation about ANZAC Day utilising images from the collection, posting it to our FB page. We also asked our online community to share their front gate commemorative poppies to our FB. Wow, what incredible artwork and some amazing messages of inspiration.

Here are two of our online activities we shared virtually.

Make a Poppy 

To commemorate Anzac Day, on the 25th Apil 2020 we invite you to make a poppy with us and the RSA.
If you would like to make a poppy for ANZAC day you can watch the video and download your poppy template here:


School Holiday Programme September – October 2020

School Holiday Programme September – October 2020


SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES – SEPT & OCT 2020

Join the lovely Oriwa Morgan-Ward as she presents two weeks of fun-filled creative activities for the kids. We’ve also designed some workshops for the adults. Click one of these tabs to see what’s happening each day.

Check out our FB event pages and share with your friends by clicking here!

Resources: Provided within the cost of each workshop.

Bookings: Essential, 10 participants per session.

Phone the reception today for bookings on 07 872-0085. All children must have adult supervision.

Putiputi Flower Weaving with Harakeke

Learn the fundamentals of working with harakeke (flax) and basic weaving techniques.

Two sessions: 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm

Cost: $5 per participant, per session

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner-Intermediate

Tīpare Headband Weaving with Harakeke

Learn the fundamentals of working with harakeke (flax) and how to create different plaits.

Two sessions: 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm

Cost: $5 per participant, per session

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner-Intermediate

Cookies & Canvas for the kids

Back by popular demand! A fun and easy to follow, step-by-step tutorial on how to paint a whimsical painting while enjoying a cookie. More info to come!

Two sessions: 10.00am-11.30pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm

Cost: $15 per participant, per session

Ages: 5-12yrs

Skill: Learner-Advanced

Join the lovely Oriwa Morgan-Ward as she presents two weeks of fun-filled creative activities for the kids. We’ve also designed some workshops for the adults. Click one of these tabs to see what’s happening each day.

Check out our FB event pages and share with your friends by clicking here!

Resources: Provided within the cost of each workshop.

Bookings: Essential, 10 participants per session.

Phone the reception today for bookings on 07 872-0085. All children must have adult supervision.

Rourou Basket Weaving Harakeke

This is a great way to test your weaving skills as you navigate how to create a four corner basket. With these skills you can create bigger, wider, smaller and multifunctional environment friendly re-usable baskets.

Two sessions: 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm

Cost: $5 per participant, 10 participants only per session

Ages: 8yrs+

Skill: Intermediate-advanced

Whāriki Mat Weaving Harakeke

Challenge yourself with this next level of weaving a mat! From these skills you can create floor mats to simple book coverings, the ideas are endless. This workshop is aimed at participants who have a basic knowledge of weaving who have had attended prior weaving workshops. Not for beginners.

One full day session: 10.30am-3.30pm

Cost: $10 per participant, 10 participants only for this session

Ages: 10yrs+

Skill: Advanced skill level

What to bring: Your own lunch and water bottles, small tarp, old towel, scissors, blunt knife and a good sense of humour.

Cuppa, Cake & Canvas

This is one all day session for the adults. This painting tutorial will take you through a fun and easy to follow, step-by-step tutorial on how to paint a whimsical painting while enjoying the social side of a cuppa. More info on the subject to come.

One full day session: 10.30am-1pm

Cost: $20 per participant, per session

Ages: 18yrs+

Skill: Learner-Intermediate

Book: Please book your place as this is very popular!