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

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

Rotary Kick-Start Award winners announced

Image: Model wearing kotahitanga t-shirt (T-shirt available on the Koru Enterprises online store), and participants at the Recreate Girls Club. Thanks to Rotary Club of Newmarket and Rotary Club of Wellington, three North Island social enterprises have been awarded cash prizes as part of the Rotary Kick-Start Awards. Laura Ansell from Ākina was part of the

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

Kōrero at Mōrena Espresso

Kia ora koutou! Come along to Napier’s first pop-up te reo Māori for beginners, with our very own kaiako (teacher) Leo Te Kira, from Tīmata Tutorials. Buy a delicious inu (drink) and the class is FREE! Enjoy Mōrena’s extensive healthy range of coffees, teas, and kombucha, made with aroha (love) from Tama the barista extraordinaire.