Wahakura Wānanga

What is a wahakura?
wahakura:(noun) woven harakeke bassinet for infants. 

Who is facilitating this wānanga:
As part of our Pūmotomoto programme – supporting the first 2000 days of life. We are providing this wānanga at no cost, it is part of several wrap-around services for whānau.

No weaving experience needed. You will be fully supported by our Kairāranga, Mihi Adams. 

Wahakura Wānanga focuses on: 

  • Learning tikanga/karakia for gathering harakeke, preparing and weaving of your taonga wahakura in a calming environment. 
  • Gaining knowledge about the purpose of wahakura and the benefits of providing a safe sleeping space for your pēpi. 

What do I need to bring?

We will provide you with all the tools needed to complete your wahakura, including mattress and sheets. kai will also be provided. 

We just ask you to come with a willing and open attitude and to enjoy the learning that occurs throughout the two days. 


Upcoming Dates

17th – 18th February 2024 – INTAKE FULL

9th – 10th March 2024 – CURRENT WAITLIST

6th – 7th April 2024 – CURRENT WAITLIST

9AM – 5PM


41 Essex Street, Phillipstown 

Christchurch 8011 

Weave your wairua into your wahakura and surround your pēpi with aroha 

UPDATE: We have received lots of interest in our Wahakura Wānanga and there is a waitlist for our intakes. Please register your interest and will notify you with future dates when they are available.