Whakaraupo Carving Centre
“Whakaraupō Carving Centre Trust is a grassroots non-profit dedicated to the ancient Māori arts practice of whakairo (wood carving). Established in 2010 by the elders of local hapū Kāti Wheke, WCCT provides cultural and educational pathways for youth, disabled, and local communities. Our purpose to revitalise Māori ways of being, knowing and doing. To facilitate the transmission of intergenerational knowledge and provide mutual aid under Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi).
To find us, walk around the harbour to 30 Godley Quay, Lyttelton, our doors are always open where you can see our carvers at work”
You will see several of our carvings as you walk around town.