Taonga Puoro Workshop

Taonga Puoro Workshop

Supported by Auckland Council Creative Communities

Over 50 people have attended this class


Absca.nz in collaboration with Auckland Council Creative Communities presents the Taonga Puoro  workshop series 2023 

Experience the ancient sounds of Aotearoa and join the Absca Team to Learn about Taonga Puoro (treasures that bring sound to life)

In this waananga (workshop) tauira (participants) will learn how to create and play a basic Koauau (Maori Flute) from Bamboo and also a Porotiti (Spinning wind instrument) from native NZ timber.

This Class is free of charge and has been funded by Auckland Council Creative Communities it is open to all ages 

please wear covered shoes and bring a plate for shared lunch

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What you will learn

  • Learn how to construct and play basic Maori instruments

What you will get

  • Create your own instrument to gift or take home

What to bring

  • please bring a plate for shared lunch

What to wear

please wear covered shoes

Appropriate for

open to ages 10years and older

Ka Tipu te whaihanga - Creativity will strengthen
Kia ora koutou Greetings

Welcome to Aotearoa Bone and Stone carving New Zealand my team and I are passionate about creating high quality taonga (treasures) for people to wear and supporting our Rangatahi (young people) to achieve success through fun creative and interactive workshops ! Please check out our website for more info absca.nz

Mauri ora !

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4.5 (10 reviews)
Hayleyrated it
22 Jan 2024Taonga Puoro Workshop
Wonderful teaching, comfortable learning environment. I thoroughly enjoyed the class and will book another one in the future.
Ruthrated it
13 Aug 2023
Excellent practical workshop. Knowledgeable and skilled teaching style. Beautiful whanaungatanga. Left with two completed taonga, and am confident to have a go at making some on my own. Ngā mihi mahana ki a kōrua Maha rāua ko Laura.
Rustyrated it
13 Aug 2023
Such an awesome workshop!! Thank you Maha and Laura such wonderful people. Thank you for your patience and the knowledge you share, loved learning how to make these instruments and how fun they are practicing to use them.
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.

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Terms & Conditions

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I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by ABSCA.


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