Spend the day at Waitangi Treaty Grounds this Matariki and create your own whale’s tooth out of bone in this tikanga based contemporary workshop!

Presented by Aotearoa Bone and Stone, participants will be introduced to a new skill set through the carving design process, using grinders, drills, wet and dry sanding techniques and polishing tools. Then learn some lashing and binding techniques used traditionally throughout Polynesia. 

This workshop sold out last year and is back due to popular demand. 

Maximum of 10 participants. All day workshop

About Aotearoa Bone and Stone

With the expert guidance of established Māori artists, Maha (Waikato, Ngai Tahu) and Laura (Nga Puhi, Te Arawa) you are able to create a beef bone whales tooth pendant.

Have fun learning about the practices associated with Māori arts and indigineous contexts & connections in these Māori Tikanga/custom based workshops.


Saturday 6th July

Waitangi Treaty Grounds

9:30am – 4pm

Cost: $165pp + Booking Fee

Duration of workshop is 7 hours, including lunch break

  • All materials are supplied and attendees create and keep their carving.
  • Please wear comfortable clothes and covered shoes are essential as you will be working with power tools. An apron is handy if you can bring one!
  • Tea, coffee and water are available
  • A working lunch and snacks are also provided, please feel free to bring some extra snacks and a water bottle
  • Cost of workshop includes entry to Waitangi Treaty Grounds


Waitangi Treaty Grounds
1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, Bay of Islands