A Fan for Flax..


We went to Okahu Bay Domain at Orakei for the final wananga of Te Ara Reo Maori which Tanya has been attending all year at Te Wananga o Aotearoa.  Musicians were a big part of the day, including Whirimako Black, Justin Kereama and Pikiteora Mura-Hita and others.

Just as we were leaving we saw this number plate on a car by the beach, and realised the owner must be a passionate lover of harakeke.  The driver appeared, and was a lovely woman weaver who’d been to earthtalk@awhitu a year or two back to see our Rene Orchiston harakeke  collection!  The number plate was a gift from her whanau…

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