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An Introduction to Raranga

Basics of Māori Weaving Online Course

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By the end of this course you'll be able to A WEAVE ROUROU - A Traditional Food Basket

 Note: A Rourou is Not a Kono

Your Teacher

Veranoa is an accomplished weaver and a much-loved teacher of weaving who comes from a family of well-known weavers.

With more than three decades of teaching experience, Veranoa has literally taught hundreds of weavers to weave successfully (both online and off) following 'The Matrix' - a method developed by Veranoa and her mother, the late, Erenora Puketapu-Hetet.

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We'll show you what do if you don't have harakeke - NZ Flax to weave with

We'll help you with ideas for alternative weaving materials if you can't find a source of flax to weave with

You'll Assemble Your Weaving Toolkit


You can get by with the basics but Veranoa will also introduce you to some handy things to carry in your weaving toolkit.

And So Much More!

Veranoa will share with you the Tikanga associated with Raranga. You will also learn handy tips that will stand you in good stead should you choose to continue your weaving journey with us.

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Access Our Expertise and Knowledge from wherever you are in the world via the internet on desktop, laptop or mobile device.

Follow A Proven System 

Developed by Erenora Puketapu-Hetet and her daughter Veranoa, over decades of teaching weaving to students from all backgrounds and abilities.

The Matrix has proven time and again to be the easiest way to learn to weave. The student progresses from kono to kete to kete whakairo and taaniko and onto kākahu with ease. 

"Nga mihi nui koe Hetet School of Maori Art! My beginner course was fantastic. I loved the tikanga as well as the course instructions. Being able to do this online meant I have been able to start learning the art of raranga as my busy life meant I couldn't attend a course kanohi ki te kanohi.""

Cindy Hawkins
Busy Mama

"The thing I love the most about the Hetet School of Maori Art, is that by being a student I have access to one of New Zealand’s premier weavers and the techniques that have been handed down to her through the generations of weavers in her family"

Heather Carrigan
Dargaville, Aotearoa NZ

"To learn weaving online is the best way, especially living overseas. Its hard to get anyone to teach you these days and everyone is busy. Even better is you can go at your own pace, especially when you need to find and gather materials."

Marlene West
Gold Coast, Australia

"I love the freedom of being able to learn at my own pace. I don’t have to commit to weekly classes. And I use it as a time for ‘just me’. To meditate and reflect."

Amiria Hunt

Learn All You Need Following The Matrix



To This Online Course


Access to the course for a total of 4 weeks. The course can be completed on a part-time basis in 1-2 weeks.

  • Essential basic skills for weaving including how to gather, prepare and hāpine harakeke for raranga
  • Alternatives to weave with if you don't have a flax supply
  • Knowledge about Tikanga - the cultural values and customary practises associated with Māori weaving
  • Understanding of the different types of traditional weaving techniques
  • Weaving toolkit suggested list
  • Tips for Storing Flax
  • How to Weave a Rourou

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