Walk through carving and weaving workshops at Te Puia to the new Āhua Gallery and be dazzled by the range of Māori-made taonga, plus check out the exhibitions – currently there is raranga (weaving) on display. Works are available to purchase, or you can commission one. Operated by the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute.
Hemo Rd, ahua-nzmaoriart.com
When Heather Kremen was still at school, her father signed her up for a glassblowing class. She fell in love with “the material, the process, the heat, energy and the magic of it” and now she runs Amokura Glass – a hot-glass studio and glass art gallery. View her pieces and watch a daily demonstration.
153 Fairy Springs Rd, amokuraglass.com