This year the Māoriland Hub embraced No8 Wire Week, hosting the Pecha Kucha Kōrero, Kia and Kanikani evening as well as a weekend full of workshops and film screenngs.
The Kōrero, Kia and Kanikani evening was a warm and inspiring start to the No8 Wire Week programme. Despite bitter winter weather and a road accident holding up speakers and attendees coming up from Wellington and other parts of Kāpiti, over one hundred people came along to enjoy the Māoriland Hub’s hospitality, delicious kai, excellent company and inspiring speakers - the line up included: Taryn Beri, Nicole Freeman, Iritana Bennett, Julia Whaipooti, Marion Wood, Adi Leason, Isaac Te Reina, Cristiano Vicente, Huhana Smith, Jordan Housieaux, Tanemahuta Grey and Te Kahu Rolleston.
The following weekend was packed with workshops featuring inspiring presenters and practical hands-on opportunities to learn ways to take a healthy, eco approach to everyday life. Repurposing, avoiding plastic and chemicals in the home, looking after one’s health and wellbeing were the predominant themes covered in workshops. Both days off the day with film screenings “Living the Change” and “Fantail”.
“Beautifully organised, lovely teamwork, plenty of material. It felt addictive and so many were grateful, a wonderful sense of community.” Beeswax wraps attendee
Saturday 21 July, Māoriland Hub, Ōtaki
RAGS TO RUGS 10am - 11.30am: Repurpose your worn-out clothes into household items. Stacey from Devol clothing will teach you crocheting with rags & plastic bags. Bring an old garment or plastic bag to crochet.
DIY TOXIC-FREE CLEANING PRODUCTS 11.30am - 1pm: Learn how to replace your supermarket cleaning supplies with just a few inexpensive all-natural ingredients and essential oils. Bring along a jar(s) with a lid.
BEESWAX WRAPS 1pm - 2:30pm: Remove sad wrap from your life and learn an eco-friendly alternative. Bring along some cotton fabric. $2.
GET APP SAVVY 2:30pm - 4pm: As climate change anxiety rises what are the top ten apps you need to support you on your environmental journey? Let Nga Pakiaka help you install and use these to their full advantage. Bring your charged digital device.
FILM SCREENING: LIVING THE CHANGE DOCO 5 - 6:30pm: Filmmakers Jordan Osmond and Antoinette Wilson explore solutions to global crisis within a NZ context providing examples and inspiring stories. $6
Sunday 22 July, Māoriland Hub, Ōtaki
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR - YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND 10 - 11:30am: Learn how to incorporate ACV into your whānau wellness, acid, and alkaline balance with Kim Baker from Coral Tree Organics, the first organic-certified ACV in NZ.
DEVELOP YOUR EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE 11:30am - 1pm: A seminar on developing skills and strategies to help you navigate your way through turbulent times.
WINTER WELLNESS & WELLBEING 1 - 2:30pm: Getting the most out of your bone broth, turmeric tonic-making, and planting your winter garden.
RAW CELEBRATION CAKE MAKING 2:30 - 4pm: Make super healthy cakes to impress your whānau, play with and change recipes to create your own magic. Cuppa and cake after workshop. $5
FILM SCREENING: FANTAIL 4:30pm- 5.45pm: A NZ film: A woman who thinks she's Māori works the graveyard shift at a petrol station and saves money to take her little brother in search of their father. $6