Matariki Workshops 2021

Matariki Workshops 2021

Join the lovely Oriwa Morgan-Ward as she presents fun-filled creative activities for all ages about Matariki, this July School Holidays!

Toi Oriwa will take you through a myriad of mātauranga Māori mahi toi art and creativity through a series of workshop events.

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.

All children must have adult supervision.

Poi Making Workshop with Oriwa

Tues 13th & Tues 20th July July, over two weeks, two sessions per day:

10.00-12pm or 12.30pm-2.30pm

With materials supplied, make a set of poi, learn the waiata gong in terms reo Māori and the skilful actions of how to work your poi!

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

Tī Rākau Stick Game with Oriwa & Awatea

Wed 14th & Wed 21st July, over two weeks, two sessions per day:

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.

Ukulele with Oriwa and Awatea

Thurs 15th & Thurs 22nd July, over two weeks, two sessions per day:

10.00-12pm or 12.30pm-2.30pm

Ever wanted to lean Ukulele in a fun environment? Bring your Ukulele to this fun workshop and lean basic chords, strums and participate in a mini concert!

Cost: $5 per participant, per session

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Please note: Bring your own Ukulele to use in this workshop.

April School Holiday Programme 2021

April School Holiday Programme 2021

ANZAC CRAFTS

A time of commemorations for New Zealanders and Australians who fought in the world wars.

For the first week of the holidays we have ANZAC craft workshops for the whole whānau.

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 call in to the Museum reception at 135 Roche Street, Te Awamutu. 

All children must have adult supervision.


Make your own Poppy

Tuesday 20th April, two sessions:

10.00-11.30am or 12.00pm-1.30pm

Participants learn about the different poppy colours and what they symbolise. Once you’ve chosen your colour and materials, make your own unique poppy to take home or put on our commemoration wall on the Front Porch Gallery.

Cost: FREE

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner-Intermediate

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click here to see our FB event info.


Make a clay Poppy

Wednesday 21st April, two sessions:

10.00-11.30am or 12.00pm-1.30pm

Participants learn about the different poppy colours and what they symbolise. Once you’ve chosen your colour and materials, make your own unique poppy to take home or put on our commemoration wall on the Front Porch Gallery.

Cost: FREE

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner-Intermediate

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click here to see our FB event info.


Make a clay Poppy

Thursday 22nd April, two sessions:

10.00-11.30am or 12.00pm-1.30pm

Participants learn about the different poppy colours and what they symbolise. Once you’ve chosen your colour and materials, make your own unique poppy to take home or put on our commemoration wall on the Front Porch Gallery.

Cost: FREE

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner-Intermediate

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click here to see our FB event info.

Waitangi Day Activities 2021

Waitangi Day Activities 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

Christmas 2020 Creative Workshops!

Christmas 2020 Creative Workshops!

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

We know it’s the end of the year, and you might be looking for something to do or just want some last minute fun before we close for the year. Check out what we have in the Museum for everyone!

Also 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


September School Holiday Activities 2020

September School Holiday Activities 2020

Are you ready for the September – October School Holidays? Well we sure are!

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 the first week of the holiday event page 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

Wednesday 30th September

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

Thursday 1st October

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

Saturday 3nd October

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


Check out the second week of the holiday events page and share with your friends by clicking here!

Rourou Basket Weaving Harakeke

Wednesday 7th October

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

Thursday 8th October

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

Saturday 10th October

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!

Te Wiki o Te Reo  Māori 2020

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2020

Celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo!

Celebrate Māori Language Week with the Museum by attending the Tī Rākau Stick Game of Skill with Oriwa & Awatea this Saturday. Every participant receives their own set of rākau to decorate and work with. A great skill game to share with the whānau family as you test yourself to learn the actions while singing the waiata song.

Date: 19th September 2020

Time: 10.30am-12pm & 12.30pm-2pm

Cost: $5 per participant, per session

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Hand eye coordination

Resources: Provided

Bookings: Essential, 10 participants per session

Share our FB event page with your friends click here

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

8 SEPTEMBER 2020