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Rainbow DIY Poi Making

Rainbow DIY Poi Making

Saturday 13 February, 11am - 1pm

Onehunga Community Centre  83 Church Street, Onehunga
Free Event

Here at Poi Yeah! we help people build their cultural competency in a informative & explorative way, making Maori culture, Taonga and Matauranga Maori more accessible.

Each participant will:

– Be provided with a DIY Poi pack containing all the materials required to assemble a pair of poi.

– By the end of the workshop each participant would have learnt to 3 or 4 plait and assemble a pair of poi.

– Learnt the history, past present and future of Poi.

– Be able to share this skill and pass on this knowledge to their whanau.

– Learn Poi terminology in Te Reo

– Keep the mauri of the poi alive.

– Connect to Te Ao Maori.

– Actively engage in a wananga to build connections and strengthen relationships.

– Gain knowledge and understand the health benefits of participating in a wananga and of having a strong cultural identity.

– How to link Poi making to the holistic Maori health model Te Whare Tapawha (mentally, spiritually, socially and physically). i.e Whakapapa research, spiritual journeys, hand and eye coordination.

– How to link Wananga involvement to the holistic Maori health model Te Whare Tapawha (mentally, spiritually, socially and physically). i.e Positive health outcomes of empowerment, learning, connectedness, renewal, strength.

This event is part of Proud Centres: Onehunga Whānau Day


This activity is part of Proud Centres – Auckland Council initiative supporting the 2021 Auckland Pride Festival by transforming arts, community and events venues into Proud Centres and hosting a series of over 150 FREE diverse, inclusive events across Tāmaki Makaurau.

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Events are FREE, please note that registrations are essential for contact tracing
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Covid-19 Information

The Rainbow DIY Poi Making event can only proceed at Alert Level One. This event will be cancelled if we move to Alert Levels Two, Three or Four. Festival COVID-19 Information ›

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