Titoki Education and Learning Ltd

Sharing and growing knowledge

Workshops

Please note that due to high demand for these workshops, your place is not confirmed until you have paid the course fee

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.

TAURANGA WORKSHOP (sorry, now full)

Dates:     Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September, 2018

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

Early-bird fee:   $150 (includes accommodation at lodge Saturday night if required)

Fee after 5th Sept:  $170.00

AUCKLAND WORKSHOP (sorry, now full)

Dates:     Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September, 2018

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

Tutor:    Donna Kerridge

Venue:  Karanga Camp, Auckland

Early-bird fee:   $150 (includes accommodation at lodge Saturday night if required)

Fee after 21st August:  $170.00

2019 AUCKLAND WORKSHOP

Dates:     Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January, 2019

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

Tutor:      Donna Kerridge

Venue:    TBA - Auckland

Early-bird fee:   $150 

Fee after 9th January:  $170.00

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 (sorry, now full)

Dates:     Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October, 2018 

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

Tutor:    Rob McGowan

Venue:  Waitaia Lodge, Lower Kaimai, Bay of Plenty

Early-bird fee:   $300 (includes accommodation at lodge Saturday and full catering both days)

Fee after 3rd Oct:  $320.00


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

Dates:     Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November, 2018

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

Tutor:    Rob McGowan

Venue:  Te Kauri Lodge, Kawhia

Early-bird fee:   $350 (includes accommodation at lodge Saturday and full catering both days)

Fee after 23rd Oct:  $370.00

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

Dates:     Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November, 2018

Time:    9.30am  to 4.00pm both days

Tutor:    Donna Kerridge

Venue:  TBA (Auckland)

Early-bird fee:   $275 (includes all materials for manufacture. No catering include)

Fee after early-bird cutoff:  $295.00