Wahakura  Babies need a protected space to sleep during their critical first months

Wahakura Babies need a protected space to sleep during their critical first months

Jamahl Collins in Dunedin, yesterday with son Te Apanui Ryder-Uiti (9 weeks) in a traditional wahakura, woven by Roka Ngarimu-Cameron. Photo by Jane Dawber.

Jamahl Collins in Dunedin, yesterday with son Te Apanui Ryder-Uiti (9 weeks) in a traditional wahakura, woven by Roka Ngarimu-Cameron. Photo by Jane Dawber.

Wahakura - baby bassinets made from New Zealand flax - have been credited with reducing SUDI deaths by 30 percent. Photo / Whanau Ora Services

Wahakura - baby bassinets made from New Zealand flax - have been credited with reducing SUDI deaths by 30 percent. Photo / Whanau Ora Services

Wahakura completed at noho

Wahakura completed at noho

Just laid the papa for my wahakura

Just laid the papa for my wahakura

I want my future tamariki to have one of these!!!! Ngāi Tahu has announced it will provide each iwi newborn with a pēpi pack, including a wahakura (woven bassinet).

I want my future tamariki to have one of these!!!! Ngāi Tahu has announced it will provide each iwi newborn with a pēpi pack, including a wahakura (woven bassinet).

Laying the oapa

Laying the oapa

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