Waka Lashing Wānanga @ Te Ahurea

28 July 2023

Date: Friday, 28th July 2023
Time: Karakia at 9:00 AM (Please arrive on time)
Location: Whare Waka, Te Ahurea (1 Landing Rd, Kerikeri)

About the Wānanga:

The Waka Lashing Wānanga offers a unique opportunity for all to gather and observe the age-old technique of waka lashing. Our skilled kaiwhakairo team will demonstrate the intricate process of assembling a waka, a vessel that embodies the wisdom and resilience of our ancestors.

What to Expect:

As an observer, you will be immersed in the captivating process of waka lashing, experiencing the symbolic significance of every lash. Our experienced guides will share insights into the traditional methods blended with modern fibres that allow these vessels to conquer even the roughest seas. It is a rare chance to witness the coming together of our community and hapū in celebration of our cultural heritage.

Event Highlights:

  • Witness the mesmerising art of waka lashing by our skilled kaiwhakairo
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the symbolism and cultural importance of waka
  • Experience the spirit of unity within our community as we celebrate our traditions

COVID-19 Precautions:

The safety and well-being of our community members and visitors are of utmost importance. We are committed to adhering to all local health guidelines and implementing necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

How to Attend:

There is no need to register in advance; simply join us on the day and be a part of this cultural spectacle. All community members and visitors are welcome to attend and witness this enriching event.