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Pounamu Wānanga

This is a unique opportunity to hand finish your very own quality toki pounamu.
An ideal taonga to keep in your family or pass on to someone special.
This workshop is designed for 10 people, so book now to secure your place.

Cherry Te Peeti-Tapurau presents an intensive one day wānanga where participants will learn traditional Māori history, both metaphysical and material,the wananga will function in the manner of tikanga and kawa,
and the students will be taught a waiata and a karakia written specifically for pounamu. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn how to plait and lash their taonga.

Cherry is a self-taught artist, a descendent of Ngai Tahu, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Ngāti Kahungunu and Rangitāne.
She has created art for more than 30 years in a variety of media but now works predominantly with pounamu.

Cherry was a sole student of one of New Zealand’s most influential and respected contemporary pounamu carvers – Te Kaha.

Nau mai haere mai

Learn the ways of our Tūpuna and how they created and fashioned pounamu taonga by hand.

Experience the birthing of your very own taonga.

Be moved by the wairua

Become one with the Atua your Tupuna and Pounamu, an experience your'll never forget.
Cost is $300 per person

Students are to bring their own or shared lunch for the day, tea and coffee is supplied.
The day begins at 8.30am and finishes at 5.30pm.

Dates for 2019 are below and are subject to numbers. Udates will be on the Tiki 2 gallery facebook page.

24th Nov 2019
15th Dec 2019

Once we have reached 10 people the wananga will be listed on the Tiki 2 Gallery website as a product and can be brought and paid for with afterpay or laybuy if desired. 




  Feedback received from past students

“Loved listening to all the stories and learning throughout the day.  I learnt so much and thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. “
“I learnt so much! All our people need to do this, at Marae, schools and at home”
“I have a greater appreciation for Pounamu and understanding what goes into making it”