Free raranga night classes in Ōtaki

October 17, 2019

FREE raranga night classes starting November 6 in Ōtaki.

Deepen your connection to Papatūānuku through the creative, healing medium of weaving. For anyone with a genuine interest in enrolling in Toi Whakarākai (Raranga) - Diploma in Māori Design and Art (Weaving) in 2020 this is a must.

Delivered over four nights, you will have the opportunity to meet the tutors, find out more about the weaving qualifications and meet like-minded souls.

Start date: Wednesday 6 November
Duration: 4 weeks
Days: Wednesdays, 6.30pm
Where: Te Wānanga o Raukawa, 144 Tasman Road Ōtaki
Cost: Fees free

Additional Information:

  • Anyone interested must register their interest before Monday 4 November due to limited spaces.
  • Registration does not mean automatic entry. You will receive an email or call by one of the weaving tutors to confirm your placement in the course.
  • This class is open to both males and females.
  • Most resources will be supplied. Bring along a pair of scissors.

Come and experience storytelling through the ancient art of weaving and make your very own kono.

To register:

Call us at 0800 WANANGA (0800 926 2642 ) or email

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