Learn about the practices associated with Māori arts whilst creating a Toki/Whao (Chisel/adze) taonga in this full 1-day workshop at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Presented by Aotearoa Bone and Stone, participants will be using diamond wheels, drills, wet and dry sanding, and polishing tools, to create a Toki pendant. Traditional Polynesian braiding and lashing techniques will complete the pendant ready to wear in this contemporary Tikanga based workshop.

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 indigenous contexts & connections in these Māori Tikanga/custom-based workshops.


Sunday 9th July

Waitangi Treaty Grounds

9:30am – 4pm

$163pp + Booking Fee

  • Duration of workshop is 8 hours, including lunch break
  • All materials are supplied, and attendees create and keep their pendant.
  • Please wear comfortable clothes and covered shoes are essential as you will be working with power tools. An apron will be handy if you can bring one!
  • Tea and coffee supplied
  • Lunch is not included, can be purchased from the Whare Waka Café on site
  • Cost of workshop includes entry to Waitangi Treaty Grounds


Tahuaroa Functions Centre, Waitangi Treaty Grounds 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, Bay of Islands