Whakaraupō Carving Centre Trust is a Māori-led non-profit that aligns Māori creativity and pūrakau through the art of whakairo.

Iwi & hapū mahi

We’re partnered with local iwi and hapū Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Wheke to ensure their kōrero and oral narratives have a strong visual presence in communities.

Kura mahi

Education is changing, and we want to move with that change in bridging Rangatahi with Māori kaupapa to have their ideas and voices heard.

Community & Organisation mahi

Whakairo is a way for collective groups to visually establish their mana, which is why we open our doors to collaborative ideas that look to represent whakairo mahi toi.

“Hei pupuri te aho o te wānanga. Hei kawe i ngā kura huna a Rua.”

 

To perpetuate the hidden schools of Rua.

Recent Projects