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What if weaving was so 'everyday' within whanau that even our rangatahi knew how to weave? 


Pictured: Dara Barton (Ngati Rārua,Te Atiawa

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Weaving Whanau

Meet Soraya McConachy and her daughter Dara Barton (17). Soraya is learning to weave kākahu with Veranoa Hetet at the Hetet School of Māori Art while Dara is learning Raranga online with Veranoa through Te Kura and has been assessed by Veranoa and awarded NCEA credits in Raranga. 

Soraya and Dara enjoy weaving together as well as on their own.

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When Learning For Teens Is Fun! and They Get NCEA Credits

Secondary School students like Dara are now able to follow online lessons with Veranoa Hetet if enrolled with Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu or through dual enrolment via their secondary school.
They can choose to learn both Raranga and Taaniko and be assessed for credits towards NCEA.

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Dara is now able to weave gifts for her friends and whanau
just because she can!


Rangatahi learn independently, following online video lessons with one of the world's most experienced Maori weaving teachers, Veranoa Hetet of the Hetet School of Maori Art.

Year 10 - 19 year old Students enrolled with Te Kura can join the course


If already enrolled at a NZ Secondary School, and if the School does not offer Raranga or Taaniko courses, then a student may be eligible to enrol under dual enrolment.

Want to help your rangatahi earn credits towards NCEA weaving Raranga?

Want to strengthen their taha Maori?

Want them to discover the joy of weaving?

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