Date and Time:

  • A 4-hour workshop on Thu 13 Oct 2022, 10:00am-2:00pm


School holiday workshop for kids.

Buntings are a welcoming item used in any kind of celebration. They are a simple craft that can be reused on countless occasions (if you treat them with love and respect). They can be very effective decorations for birthday parties, traditional celebrations, and other events. They are especially good to make a statement: mood, beliefs, surprise or you may just choose to use them to celebrate your language. In this workshop we invite people from all ages to sit together and create decorative words together (kids 8 years and younger need to be supervised by an adult). Buntings are not hard to make, you just need to make some choices and spend some fun time creating. They are not difficult but, where else can you buy a banner that says “Welcome” in Arabic or “KIA KAHA” in Korean? We invite you to come and spend some time with family or friends getting your hands dirty and making something unique that you can enjoy for years to come. Materials will be provided but, by all means, feel free to bring cardboard, your own glue gun or a special crafty item of your choice if you want to work faster with your own tools.


Meet our Instructors:

Spanish instructor

Pepa Torre, MA

Pepa comes from Andalucia, in the south of Spain, once the domain of Islam and referred to as Al-Andalus. She is the former Chair of the Waikato Hispano Latino Cultural Trust for which she has put great effort in implementing the communication strategy to be able to reach more members and achieve their mission of connecting people on a greater scale. She holds a BA in Audiovisual Communication and an MA in Photography as well as minor titles in areas such as Business and Education. She created PTS Foto Fun back in 2008, a Photography/videography studio focused on finding the inner self of each individual, creating a comfortable environment where one could express emotions and feel unique. She won first place in a National Photography Award held by Hewlett Packard and delivered numerous art exhibitions mostly shown throughout Europe. Everything she does is meant to feed her passion and learn more about human behaviour, concentrating on the idea of “prejudice” and “what is the same and different at the same time,” stressing the positive side of diversity. Pepa has also been a Flamenco music and dance teacher and performer since 2016, the same year when she started teaching Spanish privately in a variety of contexts. Nowadays you can find her working at the Waikato Settlement Centre and you can hear her hosting a radio program on Free FM called “¿Quiénes somos?” (“Who are we?”), based on the stories of everyday people from her Hispanic and Latin communities.

Director of Educational Programmes

Nona Morris, MA

Nona Morris, MA, is a researcher and diversity educator for EarthDiverse. She has undergraduate degrees in Human Biology and Anthropology, and post-graduate degrees (MA) in Anthropology and Education. She has worked in the field of education for the last 30 years, working across all sectors from early childhood through university and adult mentoring, and has taught in a variety of fields including biology, ecology, social science, research methodology, and learning and assessment practice. She also teaches in the early childhood and primary school sectors. Prior to moving to New Zealand, Nona has lived, studied and worked in Kenya, Tanzania, Liberia, Pakistan, Nepal and the USA. She has experience in cross-cultural communication, facilitation, experiential education, service-based learning, and curriculum design and implementation. Her passion for social and environmental justice and for working with youth has led to her involvement with various local community groups, including NZ Scouts, school parent groups, Playcentre, ethnic and arts groups, and ecological restoration projects. Nona comes from and lives in a multicultural family, is married, and is a mum to two talented Wellington-based university-aged sons. Nona currently runs our Teacher Training Professional Development programme in tandem with Amondi Ouko-Mowbray, and is a key member of our management team.


EarthDiverse Centre, 401 Anglesea Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton

We're located just a couple of shops north of the Hamilton Central Bus Station on the same side of the Street. We're located on the first floor, above Copier Word. Our Entrance is on the left side of the building. Daytime parking can be found in our dedicated car parks (see map), or free 2-hour on-street daytime parking can be found just in front of Anglesea Street.

All About Bunting:

What is bunting? We know how we use it here in Aotearoa New Zealand, but how is it different in other parts of the world? Come along and learn about different styles of bunting and make your own! We invite you to accompany your child/children to join this creative workshop. Bring a packed lunch for yourselves (tea and coffee provided).

Pricing options:

All prices in NZ dollars (GST inclusive). $40 for first child, $70 for two children. Parents attend for free.