Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Woodworking Revival

Woodworking Revival

The Kauri Museum will revive the art of woodworking throughout the month of June, celebrating Matariki with this traditional Maori skill.

Live demonstrations will run from the 22nd to the 25th of June with the exhibition on display in the museum until the 13th of July.

A competition for the best piece made by lathe, hand tools and the best walking stick will also be held over the course of the exhibition.

Nik Hendriksen of The Kauri Museum says the local iwi are very excited about the displays and competition as a means of demonstrating this ancient skill.

“It is exciting to be able to wave our local cultural flag proudly and to celebrate our Maori culture,” he says.

Woodworking skills were used for the construction of waka as well as traditional whare, panels within the meeting houses and a variety of other uses.

For details visit:

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>


Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>