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Hollards workshop sticks to the flax

Hollards workshop sticks to the flax

One of New Zealand’s most distinctive native plants will be to the fore at a free public workshop at Hollard Gardens, Kaponga, on Sunday (23 February).

Led by weaver and artist Vivienne Hohaia, participants in the two-hour workshop will find out about different varieties of harakeke (flax) and their history, significance and uses.

The different harakeke varieties grown at Hollards will also be examined, and workshop participants will get valuable tips on caring for their own flax plantations and maintaining strong plants.

Sunday’s workshop runs from 2pm to 4pm at Hollard Gardens, 1686 Upper Manaia Road, Kaponga.

It is part of a year-round programme of workshops and other events at Hollard Gardens, Pukeiti and Tupare, the three heritage properties owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council on behalf of the people of the region.


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