Volunteering is a great way to contribute to the global community. Volunteer to gain experience and also foster personal growth. Whether you would like to help on heritage sites or to plant trees. Koru Travel offers nationwide Volunteer projects - you don't need to have a special Visa - you don't need special skills.
* 1 night accommodation at Fernglen B&B incl. breakfast * Return ferry ticket to Motutapu Island * 1 day volunteer on an Island Conservation and Restoration Project (subject to weather conditions and dates available) * picnic lunch * Transfers to and from ferry station NZ$390 pp
To the Maori people, weaving is more than just a product of manual skills. From a simple rourou (food basket) to the prestigious kahu kiwi (kiwi feather cloak), weaving is endowed with the very essence of Maori spiritual values. The ancient Polynesian belief is that the artist is a vehicle through whom the gods create.
* 1 night accommodation in Golden Bay * 2 days rental car ex Nelson incl. unlimited mileage and standard insurance (excess applies) * Workshop in flax weaving incl. material NZ$480 pp
* 2 nights accommodation in Queenstown * 3 days rental car ex Queenstown incl. unlimited mileage and standard insurance (excess applies) * Full day workshop in watercolour painting incl. material NZ$670 pp
The carvings based on Maori designs have special significance. The pre-European Maori had no written language so tribal history and the stories of the gods were kept using many forms of fine arts. These were then handed down through generations and became sacred objects or treasures "Taonga". It is believed that a carving which is worn with respect or given and received with love, takes on part of the spirit of those who wear or handle it.
* 1 night accommodation in Nelson * full day workshop in bone carving with local artist incl. material NZ$399 pp
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