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Modules 1, 2 & 3 of the matrix™

WEAVE BEAUTIFUL KETE

WITH OUR MAHI KETE - MĀORI BASKETRY COURSE
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A Gentle Path To Te Ao Māori

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Tikanga

Knowing the 'why' of traditional Māori weaving values and practises will help you to relax with your weaving and at the same time achieve the best outcome for yourself and the environment.

Practical Know-How

Enjoy learning things like proper preparation so that your materials are easy to weave with and the tips and tricks of weaving which have come from generations of weaving experience that will help you to become a better weaver.

Traditional Skills

Learn the techniques and mātauranga that will enable you to weave up a kono for hakari, a kete whiri for kaimoana or riwai and a kete whakairo for special occasions just like your Nanny and aunties used to. 

Cultural Well-Being

You'll become part of a group with shared values and purpose. Any feelings of awkwardness or whakama will fade and a quiet confidence will grow as you gather knowledge, skills and friends on your raranga journey. 
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MAHI KETE - MĀORI BASKETRY COURSE

Here's what you can look forward to

Module 1 of The Matrix™

FOUNDATION FOR RARANGA

  • Discover the excitement of Raranga
  • Understand and apply Tikanga
  • Weave your first simple baskets
  • Create a range of useful items for gifts
Module 2 of The Matrix™

NGĀ KETE

  • Level up your raranga skills to kete
  • You'll weave kete whiri, timata & more!
  • Learn how to construct moenga pepi
Module 3 of The Matrix™

KETE WHAKAIRO

  • Be inspired by the stories of our tupuna
  • Delight in the use of colour and pattern
  • Weave six different pan-tribal patterns
"I am loving the lessons and the path the harakeke is leading me on"
Elizabeth Wycherley
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The Satisfaction of Success

Trying to learn ad hoc with different teachers, night classes, you tube videos or books can leave you confused and unsure

BUT when you follow a tried and tested method, based on generations of experience, from a whānau of world-renowned Māori weavers with thousands of successful students . . . you can be sure that what you're learning is the real-deal.
The structured, well thought out lessons that give you the confidence you need to progress, will save you frustration, time and second-guessing.

AND as our students say
"I could listen to Veranoa ALL Day. Her voice is so calming."
The magic is in The Matrix™ - a special series of lessons taught in a very special way.

If you follow Veranoa as she guides you through The Matrix™ you'll not only learn exactly what Veranoa was taught, you'll also experience surprising Aha! moments and expand your own creativity along the way.

The Matrix™ was developed by renowned weaver Erenora Puketapu-Hetet along with her teaching-assistant, daughter Veranoa. Together they developed an elegant and effective way for student weavers to learn by combining traditional ways of teaching with contemporary best-practice for remote learners.

At the heart of The Matrix™ is the mātauranga and whakaaro of our tupuna.
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What Our Students Say

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Veranoa Hetet

KAIAKO FOR THE MAHI KETE - MĀORI BASKETRY COURSE
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"I weave, I breathe”

These are the words that reflect Veranoa’s passion for weaving and her love of teaching.
A renowned Māori weaver and much-loved weaving teacher, Veranoa brings you more than 35 years experience teaching in person and 7 years online.
Veranoa shares her skills and passion for Māori weaving, inherited from generations of weavers in her whānau, She looks forward to leading you on a journey of discovery through the art of Raranga.
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Get notifed when the doors open again to enrolment for the Mahi Kete course, in a few weeks time.