Titoki Education and Learning Ltd

Sharing and growing knowledge

Workshops

Please note your place is not confirmed until we have received the course fee due to the high level of interest

COVID-19 - if you have paid and we are unable to run the course due to lockdown restrictions, or you are unable to attend due to regional travel restrictions, a full refund will be made.

Courses can continue under Level 1 or 2 with adherence to distancing; but we will not be running courses under Level 3 

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Rongoa 1

This is the beginning of the journey. It introduces participants to the world of rongoa Maori, and the tikanga involved in learning rongoa. It focuses on getting to know the ngahere (the bush), how to identify the plants and trees that grow there, and the tikanga (traditional practices) that must be followed in harvesting from the ngahere for rongoa. It also puts participants in touch with resources and techniques, both traditional and current, to help them retain what they are learning, and to make use of it in a practical way.

AUCKLAND WORKSHOP - Term Two, 2020 

Dates:     Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September, 2020 (SORRY - FULL) 

Time:      9.00am to 4.00pm both days 

Tutor:      Donna Kerridge

Venue:    Karanga Camp, Swanson, Auckland 

Fee:   $180.00 (includes Friday/Saturday accommodation if required, no catering)


TAURANGA WORKSHOP - Term Two, 2020 

Dates:     Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August, 2020 (SORRY - FULL)

Time:      9.00am to 4.00pm both days (this is a two day course so no need to stay overnight)

Tutor:      Rob McGowan

Venue:    Aongatete Lodge, Katikati, Bay of Plenty

Fee:   $180.00 (includes Saturday accommodation if required, no catering)


TAURANGA WORKSHOP - Term Two, 2020 - Second date option

Dates:     Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September, 2020 (SORRY - FULL)

Time:      9.00am to 4.00pm both days (this is a two day course so no need to stay overnight)

Tutor:      Rob McGowan

Venue:    Aongatete Lodge, Katikati, Bay of Plenty

Fee:   $180.00 (includes Saturday accommodation if required, no catering)

Rongoa 2

This workshop follows on from Rongoa 1 as is a pre-requisite for undertaking Rongoa 4 (Medicine Manufacture). It will not only continue the development of knowledge around tikanga and plant identification, but will focus on harvesting and preparation of rongoa and their uses, and care of the ngahere (bush) to ensure rongoa continues to be available.

TAURANGA WORKSHOP - Term Two 2020

Dates:     Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October 2020 (SORRY - FULL)

Time:    9.30am Saturday to 4.30pm Sunday (overnight)

Tutor:    Rob McGowan

Venue:  Waitaia Lodge, Lower Kaimai, Bay of Plenty

Fee:   $360.00 (includes accommodation at lodge Saturday and full catering both days)


TAURANGA WORKSHOP - Term Two 2020 - Second date option 

Dates:     Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 October 2020 (SORRY - FULL)

Time:    9.30am Saturday to 4.30pm Sunday (overnight)

Tutor:    Rob McGowan

Venue:  Waitaia Lodge, Lower Kaimai, Bay of Plenty

Fee:   $360.00 (includes accommodation at lodge Saturday and full catering both days)

Rongoa 3

This workshop follows on from Rongoa 2 and will further develop knowledge around tikanga and plant identification, but will focus on harvesting and preparation of rongoa and their uses, and care of the ngahere (bush) to ensure rongoa continues to be available. This workshop is held on the west coast to allow participants to experience a different range of plants and eco-systems.

KAWHIA WORKSHOP - Term Two 2020

Dates:     Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November 2020 (SORRY - FULL)

Time:    9.30am Saturday to 4.30pm Sunday (overnight)

Tutor:    Rob McGowan

Venue:  Te Kauri Lodge, Kawhia

Fee:       $380.00 (includes accommodation at lodge Saturday and full catering both days)

Optional Friday accommodation: $20.00 (doesn't include catering for the evening or breakfast)


Rongoa 4 (medicine manufacture)

This workshop demonstrates the making of rongoa for use with friends and family. 

The workshop will cover: a review of the principles of rongoa Maori; do’s and don’ts and why of harvesting; storage and manufacturing; ethics; using rakau for rongoa and kai; making ointments, balms, creams, infusions, and decoctions based on rongoa principles; introduction to other rongoa applications including poultices, compresses, syrups, plasters etc; reflections on our responsibilities; care of the knowledge and safety.

This is an interactive weekend that encourages student participation and sharing of knowledge and experiences. The prerequisite for enrolment is having completed at least Rongoa Maori 2. 


AUCKLAND WORKSHOP - Term Two 2020

Dates:     Saturday 28  and Sunday 29 November 2020 (SORRY FULL)

Time:    9.30am  to 4.00pm both days

Tutor:    Donna Kerridge

Venue:  Karanga Camp, Swanson, Auckland (Fri/Sat accommodation available)

Fee:   $290.00 (includes all materials for manufacture. No catering included)