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Birkenhead presents: whares, weaving and wahines

FreeAccessibleFamily activitiesNorth Auckland

Wednesday 9 to Thursday 10 October, 11am-12pm


Birkenhead Library, Mezzanine Floor outside

Corner Rawene Road and Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead

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Bookings are required

Contact Teri Bonner:

09 486 8559


Event details

The Te Kawerau (the oldest iwi in the northwest area) harvested and made good use of natural resources.

Flax raupo, kiekie, mange mange vine and nikau palms were used for building traditional whares or houses.

The first Europeans relied on Māori for food, and fibre for building fences and shelter.

Children can learn some basic weaving skills in a local workshop.

Brought to you by Birkenhead Town Centre Association & Kaipātiki Community Facilities Trust

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