Programme highlights

Take part in an interactive lesson on fabric block printing and tie dying using either traditional or contemporary methods. Sit alongside the Cook Islands Taokotai’anga Vainetini Inc to learn the beautiful craft of taviriviri ei – garland making, listen to the beat of the ‘pate’ – Cook Island drum, or head to the dance floor to join in the South Auckland Dancing School cultural dance workshop. Spend time with Kimiora Hakaoro learning about rangaranga rito parau – weaving young coconut leaves into jewellery, hats and traditional tīputa or tifatara, a prestigious poncho like garment worn by royalty.

Saturday workshop: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Sunday workshop: 10.00am – 4.00pm

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