Five years ago we took a leap of faith to create a new path to promote well being and connection in New Zealand. Fusing Mahi Toi (Maori Art) and social work The Toi Manawa initiative was formed it has now evolved to become Aucklands first indigenous Kaupapa led bone and stone carving academy.
We work with many schools, organisations, correctional facilities, Marae and tourism ventures fostering connections, professional development, cultural competency and creative practice
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What People Say About Us
An amazing experience and beautifully taught workshop. Left me wanting to learn more. Well worth it
Amazing day. Alway a Fun workshop. Highly recommend. Maha is a great kaiako. Can’t wait for the next one.
This pounamu wananga is fantastic! You learn the whakapapa, you feel the aroha and wairua that connects you with your taonga. I highly recommend this time and space to everyone