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The Story of Koru Enterprises

Kia ora koutou, I feel that it is an appropriate time to share how Koru Enterprises was conceived. Over five years ago, when I was living in Brisbane with my two younger children, we had just returned back from Auckland for a summer holiday. I was so surprised to see everyone sitting around the airports, glued to their

Gifts From Aotearoa, NZ

Celebration | Connection | Love Here’s Koru Enterprises top SIX artisan gifts from our carefully curated online gift shop. Made in Hawke’s Bay, this very special one-off weaving is called, “Ko Te Aroha Te Mea Nui” (The greatest thing is love). A beautifully woven New Zealand harakeke (flax) wall hanging. The stunning taonga (treasure) would

A New Napier Cultural Walking Tour in Town

“Ko koutou kua whai i a Pania, kua haere mai no ngā tai ki uta ki te whenua ā Karitoki Nau mai, piki mai, kake mai.” “So to you who have arrived here from over the seas, to you who have been lured like Pania from the sea tides to the lands of Karitoki,Welcome, welcome

The Tikanga Of Honouring Your Teacher

In the recently released doco, Mō Te Iwi: Carving For The People, Rangi Hetet speaks about his teacher, Hone (John) Taiapa, more than 60 years after he learned whakairo under the renowned master carver. “I thank my teacher, John.” – Rangi Hetet says at 82 years of age Our father, Rangi’s acknowledgement of his teacher, as the source of his own knowledge

Manawatū NZ Travel Series

WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT MANAWATŪ, NZ? “Ko Manawatū te awa, he awa tapu, hei piringa mauri, hei piringa tangata.” “The sacred river of Manawatū, where life force remains to bring people together.” Recently Koru Enterprises was part of a tourism delegation invited by CEDA to experience the transformation and manākitanga (hospitality) of this special region We were warmly