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Wai Ata Studio Open Day

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Wai Ata Studio Open Day

10am-2pm on Saturday 18 June at Tilley Rd Reserve

Wai Ata studio in Paekākāriki is opening its doors to the community on Saturday 18 June from 10am – 2pm so you can check out the awesome new space and learn what happens there.

People can pop in during that time to play on the instruments, do some art, enjoy games or just have a chat and a cuppa.

Wai Ata opened earlier this year after founders Himiona Grace and Julia Truscott refurbished the old weaver’s whare, Te Whare Rāranga ki a tātou ō Paekākāriki. Situated on the north end of Tilley Rd, it has an eye-catching mural of Ngāti Haumia tūpuna Miriona on the outside.

Himiona said they created Wai Ata to make the arts accessible to everyone, especially mana whenua, and “to share their luck” with others interested in being creative.

“We wanted to provide arts opportunities and a pathway for kids into the music industry and film, which is already starting to happen,” adds Julia.

The duo says the open day is also a thank you to Wai Ata supporters and a chance for people to see the space available for hire. It is kitted out as a recording studio and can be used to record demos, podcasts or recorded histories.

All welcome!

Himiona Grace and Julia Truscott


June 18
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Wai Ata Studio
Tilley Rd Reserve
Paekākāriki, New Zealand
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