The Whakaraupō Carving Centre is a non-profit Charitable Trust that was established by whanau members of Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke in 2010. Our purpose is to uphold the mana of Te Ao Māori, with a prime focus on upholding the mana and Tikanga of whakairo kaupapa toi and preserve the ancient teachings of our tūpuna.
We are driven to equip people with the knowledge of our heritage, our reo and culture, to promote and uphold Tino Rangatiratanga.
As a Māori Leadership organisation in the Arts sector, the Whakaraupō Carving Centre is adaptable and innovative by supporting the aspirations of a generation and enhancing the dreams of future generations and preparing for an understanding of the essence of past generations.
The Whakaraupō Carving Centre is proactive in supporting Toi Practitioners throughout Aotearoa and continues to explore new and innovative ways to deliver its kaupapa in an ever-changing environment.