Te Kūmara Vine
On Friday 11th September Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō artist Margaret Bond was presented with an award recognising her contribution to adult education. She was joined by a small rōpu comprising her immediate whānau, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō and Kurahaupō iwi members
Margaret has been tutoring Māori weaving to adults for over 15 years, and been a tutor with education provider Te Wānanga o Aotearoa for the past eight, teaching their certificate and diploma courses in Māori art (weaving).
Her passion for the revival of this ancient art is well-known, as is her commitment to passing the skills on to others in the community.
Our congratulations go to Margaret for her dedication to this taonga tuku iho.