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Raranga - Flax Weaving

Raranga - Flax Weaving

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  • Tue 4 Feb ’20, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Tue 11 Feb ’20, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Tue 18 Feb ’20, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Tue 25 Feb ’20, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Tue 28 Apr ’20, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Tue 5 May ’20, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Tue 12 May ’20, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Tue 19 May ’20, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • View all sessions


Jubilee Building - Parnell Community Centre, 545 Parnell Road, Parnell


Adults Only

Ticket Information:

  • 4 Week Course: $88.00

Follow traditional flax weaving methods and learn about the culture behind the techniques that create flowers, purses and ketes. Start from simple creations, such as a windmill and fish plait, and move on to a kete and the raranga of the flax.

Tutor: Rewa Grimsdale

Term 1: 4 February, 4 Weeks, $88.00
Term 2: 28 April, 4 Weeks, $88.00

Parnell Community Trust runs an exciting programme of Community Classes and Activities at Parnell Community Centre. Our Term 1 and 2 programme runs from February to July, with flyers available now from Parnell Community Centre, central Auckland libraries and other local outlets.

Learn a Language
Start as a beginner or join us to improve your grammar and conversation! We offer multi-level language classes in French, German, Italian, and Spanish, plus beginners classes in Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori and Portuguese.

English for new Kiwis:
Beginners will quickly improve their English skills with our intensive daytime classes. Night classes help English in the workplace and intermediate level fluency and pronunciation. New Zealand residents’ fees are subsidised.

Stay in great shape
Our Healthy Body & Mind Classes are among the most popular held at Parnell Community Centre. Classes in Hatha Yoga, Tai Chi & Qigong and The Art of Dance are all strength and balance classes approved by ACC's Live Stronger for Longer programme. Along with our Pilates classes, they're great for all ages and can help +65 year olds stay stronger for longer and prevent falls.

Get creative
Discover a hidden talent as you learn or build on your skills from our classes in drawing, painting, creative flower arranging, knitting, calligraphy. We're also introducing two new classes - Floral Design and Pointed Pen Calligraphy.

Be sociable and join in activities at Parnell Community Centre:
Join in one of our fun social groups. One $10 annual fee covers your membership for all social activities, then pay a small fee ($3-$8) per session, which includes tea, coffee and biscuits.

Play Bridge: New members and players of all levels are always welcome to join two professionally managed Bridge groups at the Centre. Partners for players can be arranged if needed.
- Parnell St Johns Bridge Club plays on Monday nights from 7.30-10pm, offering a friendly game with exposure to competition bridge
- Parnell Community Centre’s Bridge Group plays on Friday afternoons from 1-4pm and has more than 90 members.

Play Scrabble: Tuesdays from 1.30-3.30pm. We’re looking for more Scrabble fans! Test your word power and improve your game over afternoon tea.

For further details about our community classes and activities, see our website or contact Aya on 09 555 5164.

You’ll find details of all our classes here on Parnell NZ website.

Signing up for a class or activity is easy:
- Enrol online or
- Complete an enrolment form (available online or within our printed programme) then email or post it to us; or
- Come to the Parnell Community Centre office in the Jubilee Building, opposite the Parnell Library at 545 Parnell Road, to enrol in person. (Cash, credit card, EFTPOS and cheque payments accepted.)

- You must enrol and pay for your class before it begins. (Tutors cannot accept enrolments or payments.)
- Our class and activity fees include GST.
- A 10% discount applies for senior citizens (65+) with a Gold Card or people with a Community Services Card.
- No discounts for casual attendance activities or annual membership fees.
- Only one discount per enrolment please.
- Receipts are issued on request or at first class.
- Material costs are not included, unless otherwise stated.
- A $2.50 transaction fee will be added to Credit Card payments.

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