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Weaving Whānau Wellness



Nau mai haere mai and welcome to Te Whare Pora, the house of weaving. 

Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga is excited to have a presence in Pā Harakeke, offering free weaving wānanga for hapu whānau to learn about weaving for haputanga (pregnancy). 

Te Whare Pora is a kaupapa Maori space, with tikanga and kawa, values that will provide whānau with opportunities to link with other community members while experiencing pathways towards wellness through raranga, manaakitanga and whanaungatanga. 

Wānanga will involve harvesting, karakia, tikanga, harakeke weaving and pūrakau (storytelling). 

You will find us at : 

Shop 16, Flaxmere Shopping Centre, 

12 Swansea Road, Flaxmere. 

Te Whare Pora  Haputanga Weaving Workshops 

As part of our haputanga weaving mahi, we are offering weaving workshops with an introduction to tikanga and harvesting for larger projects. 

Small beginner projects you can make in the workshops, these include: 

· Mauringa (bracelet) 2 

· Basic putiputi (flower) for a small bouquet 

· large lily 

· 2 corner konae 

· 4 corner kono 

Hapu mama and whānau workshops are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and involve whānau coming and learn to harvest with us and start you making ipu pito(umbilical container, ipu whenua (placenta container), muka taura (flax fibre cord) for your pepi. 

Mauri ora 

Te Whare Pora Expression of Interest
06 871 5350Or contact us here.


Phone 06 8715352
Fax 06 8715353
 Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga 

821 Orchard Road, Hastings 

PO Box 718, Hastings 4122,

Aotearoa New Zealand   

P: 0800 TAIWHENUA or 06 871 5350
F: 06 871 5351

Hauora Heretaunga 

  821 Orchard Road, Hastings 

  P: 06 871 5352


 Waipukurau Centre

 Cnr Ruataniwha and Herbert Streets


  P: 0800 153 240 or 06 858 9559

  F: 06 858 9225






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