7 Feb 2011

Carving skills being taught to help young people

9:17 am on 7 February 2011

A Tainui carver is using bone carving to help keep rangatahi (youth) on the straight and narrow.

Rangi Wills ran a workshop at his Raglan studio during the weekend to teach his passion to young people.

He learned carving in the 1980s from Bill Rawhiti, who ran two-year apprenticeships in Auckland.

Mr Wills told Waatea News that learning a skill can help people change their lives.