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Matariki ki Papakura - Kete Waikawa (Sir Edmund Hillary Library)

This year’s Matariki ki Papakura is focused on learning how to make kete waikawa. Kete waikawa is a system of weaving using harakeke which is a natural, strong, durable, recyclable, biodegradable, traditional fibre – a powerful tool in helping to restore the physical imbalance caused by humans within our airways, waterways and whenua. They make ideal shopping baskets and can replace many plastic storage containers.

Two sessions will be on offer: Sir Edmund Hillary Library (Papakura) and Te Paataka Koorero o Takaanini – Takaanini Community Hub.

Registrations essential. Please book by emailing or call the Library on 09-377 0209 and ask for Soyra.

Suitable for: Rangatahi 13 – 17 years, Pakeke 18+ years

When: Fri 1 July, 12:30pm–3pm

Where: Sir Edmund Hillary Library, 1/209 Great South Road, Papakura

Cost: Free event, advance booking required. All materials provided

  • Family Friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Free event

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