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 7th July

Waitangi Treaty Grounds

9:30am – 4pm

$175pp + 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


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