Whakairo National Hui

Friday 2 – Sunday 4 June 2023

Te Puia, Hemo Road, Tihiotonga, Rotorua

Registration fee:

$50.00 incl. gst

Te Rūnunga Whakairo invites you to confirm your attendance at the 2023 Whakairo National Hui to be held at Te Puia, Rotorua, during King’s Birthday weekend.


The 2023 Whakairo National Hui will convene 50 invited carvers for a programme that reviews the current landscape for whakairo in Aotearoa, encourages the sharing of ideas and projects, and strategises future activities.


Attendees will be accommodated in the main whare and buffet catering is provided. (Friday dinner – Sunday lunch).


The Hui is convened by Te Rūnunga Whakairo Chair, Rangi Kipa, a working group involving Kereti Rautangata, Lyonel Grant, Bernard Makoare, Fayne Robinson, Stacy Gordine and Eugene Kara, supported by Toi Māori Aotearoa and the National Māori Arts and Crafts Institute.