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Pounamu Wānanga (One Day Workshop)

Friday 24 May, 12pm - 5pm
or Sunday 26 May, 12.30pm - 5.30pm

During an oral and interactive wānanga, each participant will be shown how to tune into the pounamu they are working using traditional methods including ‘takutaku’ (ancient chant). Each participant will complete the workshop wearing their taonga pounamu, having made a connection between themselves and the stone.

In*ter*is*land Collective is pleased to announce two workshops with Te Kaha, Māori ‘Tohunga’ (knowledge keeper, craftsman and cultural practitioner), working with and learning about the sacred stone POUNAMU.

Te Kaha is of Tūhoe and Kahungunu decent. Te Kaha is a far-travelled advocate and spokesperson representing and sharing the ancient knowledge and wisdom of his ancestors. He leads with his heart and guides in the transformation and empowerment of others. He has been carving Pounamu for over 25 years and has a deep understanding of the stone which he imparts during the wānanga.

The wānanga is £150.00 per person and we will give priority to spaces for Pacific whanau, please let us know asap if you are interested. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Vanessa Robinson or Jo Walsh. To contact us please email

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