Whānau Day: Design with ĀKAU

Help us manaaki (care for) the new māra (garden) at Te Papa. Design and create bee-cons of attraction with bee colours!

  • When | Āhea Sat 17 Apr 2021, 10.00am–3.00pm
  • Where | Ki hea
    Viewing Terrace | Pae Tirohanga, Level 6 (Wet weather location: Te Marae, Level 4)
  • Cost | Te utu Free event

Kotahi te kākano he maha ngā hua | One seed bears many fruit

Nau mai, haere mai! You’re invited to manaaki (care for) our new māra (garden).

Help us attract bees to the garden by designing and creating bee-cons of attraction with bee colours! With tautoko

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from the ĀKAU Design Team.

Free, accessible, and all ages welcome.

Drop in any time throughout the day, no booking required.

ĀKAU is a design studio and foundation in Kaikohe, dedicated to empowering taitamariki (young people) by engaging them in the design of real projects. Together they have designed a basketball court, a petrol station, typographic murals encouraging the use of te reo Māori

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, and many other community projects in Te Tai Tokerau (Northland).

This papamahi (activity) is part of the public programme for Modern Living: Design in 1950s New Zealand.

A person with black hair and a hat on painting a wall


Another kaupapa (piece of work) led by ĀKAU, Te Reo Māori on the Streets. Photo by ĀKAU