Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Taking you to the heart of New Zealand’s National Harakeke Collection

Have you ever wanted to harvest and use the harakeke in your backyard or school for weaving?

We can show you how to and the importance of doing this in a sustainable way!

Join our expert weaver and kaitiaki of the collection, Katarina Tawiri in the heart of our living Te Kohinga Harakeke o Aotearoa | The National NZ Flax Collection with over 50 different cultivars of harakeke.

Katarina will explain the importance of conserving this collection and take you on a journey from how to assess a harakeke bush right through to extracting muka and weaving a small object.

11:00 am - 11:30 am, 16TH SEP 2019