Author(s): Diggeress Te Kanawa
Weaving a Kakahu was reprinted in 1994 and this 2006 version has been supported by Creative New Zealand and Puwaha ki te Ao Trust. The 2006 relaunch of Weaving a Kakahu in conjunction with Digger being the recipient of the Te Tohu Tiketike o te Waka Toi Exemplary Award at Te Tokanganui a noho marae, Te Kuiti, is testimony of recognition for a lifetime of commitment to a traditional art from while juggling a large family. "Weaving has always been around me for as long as I can remember. I was always fascinated by the preparation and dyeing of muka (fibre) and the difference in textures obtained from different varieties of harakeke, or flax."