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Rongoa Balms Workshop

Rongoa Balms Workshop

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  • Sat 4 Jun, 9:00am – 11:00am
  • Sat 4 Jun, 1:30pm – 3:30pm


The Artery - Art Learning Space, The Incubator Creative Hub, The Historic Village, 17th Avenue, Tauranga


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Funded: $10.00
  • Full Price: $75.00

Nettie has a subsidised workshop and a full-price workshop available. Bookings for all full price workshops are open now and you may book into as many as you wish. The subsidised workshops are only open to book 10 days prior to the workshop and bookings are limited to one subsidised workshop per person.

In this workshop, you will learn how to make balm for your first aid kit and family care with native plants. We will learn karakia and Tikanga around harvesting. Learn about simple methods and tools for infusing medicinal plants with oil and their benefits.

Tutor: Nettie Black
What: Rongoa Balms - How to make a balm with a plant infused oil and / oil mixes

Workshop One:
Time: 9am to 11am
Cost: $10

Workshop Two:
Time: 1.30 to 3.30pm
Cost: $75

All materials provided. You'll leave with you own handmade and packaged balms.

Nettie Black will be your facilitating tutor for this workshop. Some of you may already know her products, soaps, balms, oils range we have available at Okorore. Nettie has been a tutor in many different disciplines over the years: plant regeneration, pest control flora and fauna, rocking, sea kayak, rafting, orienteering, river kayaking, tramping, deep-sea caving, sea trawler mahi, managing backpackers, raising sea chickens, duck surveying and tagging.

Nettie has a deep passion for nature and caring about people and is a powerhouse of knowledge when it comes to native plants and their medicinal purposes. She is very patient and laid back. You will have a great time at her workshop.

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