Carve Your Story
Discover the beauty and history of carving through our intimate pounamu carving experiences. All of our experiences start with a mihi and karakia. Our local carver, Timoti Moran, will take you to the streams of Te Tau Ihu where our pounamu is collected. He will introduce you to the awa and share the history and stories associated with this area, as well as stories of his own.
What manuhiri (visitors) are saying
We came across Timoti and his whanau by chance. We run a leadership programme supporting Māori within our organisation (CLM) through the kaupapa Aroora. Whilst looking for locations and people we could visit in the Whakatū region we stumbled across Timoti through a google search, a quick phone call, and a drive down a windy wooded lane.
On first meeting we knew we had found a taonga (mind the pun) and had to bring our rōpū. Not only is all of Timoti’s work exceptional, and the manaakitanga that he and his family showed us exemplary, but the wairua that we felt, and feel every time we are there, which in turn he fuses into any piece you get from this talented artist, brings us back again and again.
Solidified Wairua indeed.
Scott Linklater, Te Haumi Māori o CLM.