29 AugBeautiful Bentwood


from the heart of the Rimu, to the heart of You From snowshoes and baskets for the First Nations People of…

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25 AugMaori Symbols – Roimata – the teardrop


Prior to the arrival of European settlers in New Zealand, the native Maori people had no written language.  All information was…

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23 AugHitting “Reset”


Those who know me understand my passion for the beach, the ocean and sunrise because these things mean hitting “Reset”. Why…

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18 AugMaori Symbols – Pikoura – The Twist


I love working with Maori design – apart from the obvious connection through my Maori Ancestry (my Whakapapa), the pure aesthetic…

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16 JunAutumn 16 Lookbook


Shop the whole range this Autumn/Fall.  Currently all items available via my Etsy store with new products being added to my…

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07 JunPiraurau – a most amazing woman


Her name was Piraurau.  She was a remarkable woman born around 1826 (her exact date of birth is not known, but…

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07 JunTKD Wisdom – Bravery


Hei Toa Taumata Rau Bravery has Many Resting Places (Maori Saying). This photo was taken north of Waimari Beach in Christchurch…

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06 JunMatariki – The Eyes of God


Today marks one of the most important parts of the year for Maori. Today is “officially” the beginning of the Maori…

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02 JulWelcome to Tiki Kiwi – A Video