Story: King Country region

Rangimārie Hetet

Dame Rangimārie Hetet was a distinguished practitioner of Māori weaving who is credited with revitalising the art and taking it to a national and international audience. This 1987 television clip shows Hetet, her daughter Diggeress Te Kanawa (who was also a renowned weaver and speaks on the clip) and her granddaughters at work. Both Hetet and Te Kanawa received honorary doctorates from the University of Waikato in recognition of their skills.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country region - Arts, culture and heritage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 August 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Mar 2015