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Pounamu Workshop
Pounamu Workshop

Thu, 22 Sept


Mount Maunganui

Pounamu Workshop

1 Day Wananga Pounamu with Te Kaha Sharing 30 years of mātauranga. Join in the opportunity to tune yourself into taonga pounamu using ancient takutaku and mahitahi.

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22 Sept 2022, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm NZST

Mount Maunganui, 25 Taiaho Place, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand


Our Whānau host 1 day Wānanga Pounamu and are committed to sharing some of the mātauranga we have received during our 30 years with this ancient stone our people revered.

Participants have the opportunity to tune themselves to their taonga pounamu using ancient takutaku and mahitahi (handworking in a collective setting), through the use of Hine Hoanga they bring alive the true beauty of Poutini, finishing in the whiri (plaiting) where by each participant leaves wearing their hei taonga pounamu.

These wānanga are about creating a relationship between the tangata (person) the whakapapa of Poutini and the esoteric understanding of the origins of Pounamu. The healing nature of the stone and it's relationship to the wearer is also explored to give a full understanding of each person’s taonga.

Food and refreshments are included.

Te Kaha is a master pounamu practitioner, educator and spokesperson who has honed his skillset and craft over three decades. His repertoire includes hei tiki pounamu, hei taonga, mere pounamu, patu pounamu, patu onewa, and large scale toki and hei matau.


  • Pounamu Workshop with Te Kaha

    1 Day Wananga Pounamu with Te Kaha

    +$5.00 service fee
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