Mau rākau (Māori martial art) workshop
This event is part of the Pūkana exhibition — a celebration of moments in Māori performance.
- Date: Thursday, 30 January, 2020
10.00 – 10.20 whānau Pūkana tour; 10.30 – 12.00 Mau rākau workshop
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
- Contact Details:
This event is fully booked.
Bring the tamariki in for a family-friendly tour by the National Library learning team of the exhibition ‘Pūkana: moments in Maori performance’. Then be inspired by Matua Whaitiri Poutawa as he demonstrates a Māori martial art routine with a taiaha, in a mau rākau workshop learning about Māori weaponry and combat stances.
Then it’s your turn to join in and give it a go!
All ages with a supervising adult welcome.
Booking is required so please email “RSVP mau rākau workshop” and your details to email@example.com.
The tour will start at 10am and will be 20 minutes long.
Then come along to the mau rākau (Māori martial art) workshop at 10.30am. This is a workshop for the whole family, although it is best suited for people 8 years and older. Caregivers are encouraged to join in but are expected to supervise their children during the programme.
Whaitiri Potawa will teach you an easy routine and practise combat stances in pairs, so comfortable clothes are recommended.
About the presenter
Whaitiri Poutawa is an experienced mau rākau (Māori martial art) instructor who teaches school children and adults. The learning team will make the Pūkana tour fun for tamariki.