Diwali has different meanings worldwide depending where you live but primarily it celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Whether you are celebrating at home by lighting lamps & eating treats, or you are going to a nearby festival, we'd love to hear about your Diwali celebrations. Feel free to share your photos and best wishes to your community below.
We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.
ADDED BONUS: if you give your neighbours sunflower seeds you would get to enjoy their beautiful flowers too!
Have you signed up for Neighbours Day 2021 yet? There's lots of ways you can join in...check out our website to register today:
A national day of affirming our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. What are ways in which you are learning about our nation's history pre 1840-2021?
The Museum has developed fun ways to support cultural learning and understanding of Māori culture, and its place in our nation's history.
Join us for two days of creative mahi toi!
6th Feb 2021 - Tī Rākau Māori Game of Skill (stick game) with Oriwa and Awatea.
Every participant gets to design their very own tī rākau, learn wait song in Te Reo Māori and actions to play the game. A great test of skill while learning its significance in Māori culture.
8th Feb 2021 - Māori Design Badges with Oriwa.
Learn basic Māori design inspired by kōwhaiwhai and whakairo carving patterns, then make your own unique badge!
$5 per participant, per day.
Open to all ages
10 participants per session, please book your space
All children to be supervised by patron or guardian.
Amazingly creative workshops with Connie Takarangi - 'Make Do & Mend' this week. Here are some pics from the workshops. The feedback was so positive we will be inviting Connie back to the museum again soon to do more adult workshops and some for kids as well!
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