Koru Blog

Kia ora! Greetings from Aotearoa, NZ boutique travel & gift store!

Kia ora koutou! Hello everyone! Welcome to Koru Enterprises, we are an online boutique Aotearoa (New Zealand) travel and gift company, based in the beautiful Hawkes Bay region, home to proud Māori iwi (tribe) Ngāti Kahungunu. Koru Enterprises designs special tailored New Zealand travel packages, including Māori tours, ecological experiences, and foraging expeditions. I created

Hiakai: Te Awa o Whanganui

The only dining experience of its kind in Aotearoa! A dining experience like no other. Your journey will start in Raetihi where you'll be greeted by Hayden Potaka of Unique Whanganui River Experience, who will convoy guests along Whanganui River Road to Pipiriki. From Pipiriki, guests will board a jet boat to explore and learn about

Marlborough Wine & Food Festival

The Marlborough Wine & Food Festival is New Zealand’s original and longest running wine festival held in a world-renowned wine producing region. Festival goers will get the opportunity to sample a unique selection of world-class wines and delicious local cuisine all in the heart of one of Marlborough’s oldest and most picturesque vineyards - Brancott

Pōneke, Pani Popo’s and the NZ Food Story

“I love this city, the hills, the harbour, the wind that blasts through it. I love the life and pulse and activity, and the warm decrepitude…..there’s always an edge here that one must walk which is sharp and precarious, requiring vigilance.” – Patricia Grace, prolific New Zealand writer Touching down in the emerald city, as

Little YOGA Festival 2017

Little YOGA Festival

Warm warm welcomes, Nau mai, Haere mai, thrice welcome to our handmade little YOGA festival where you’ll smell the sound of the ocean and taste the wash of the waves in a weekend of wellness, arts & culture for you and your loved ones. Liberate your mind, vitalise your body and home your heart with

Self drive road trip to the stunning island New Zealand

Seeing New Zealand by car

Experience the stunning sights of this island nation with a self-drive road trip. by: Isabel Leong AUCKLAND — The raw, untamed forces of nature. Droplets of dew that have frozen overnight, hanging under leaves and glistening in the morning sun. The crack of ice as I step on a frozen puddle. Hiking on a majestic

Mother’s Day, Waimarama Beach, and Hotties

Flying home from Brisbane, in May for Mother's Day weekend, I was planning to surprise my eldest son Joseph, as 20 years ago he was my ultimate MD gift! However, mum was not so cool, and I leave him to party with his friends at the iconic Ponsonby restaurant SPQR and catch my regular cheap early

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Koru Enterprises on Aroha, Kai and Whānau

On my recent trip home to Aotearoa,  my sister Arani and I met our late mum’s birth whanau, at a family reunion in Dannevirke, in the beautiful Hawkes Bay. It was amazing to meet so many lovely new relations, that had us laughing and crying throughout the weekend! After reconnecting with a hundred new souls

Sacred Mirrors Art Exhibition

Sacred Mirrors Art Exhibition   Come join me for a glass of wine on opening night 5:30pm Tues 13 June! Exhibition 13 - 27 June 2017 | Parnell Gallery, Auckland Sacred Mirrors is a way for people to approach these paintings. Minson hopes that “we see qualities in our own nature reflecting back to us.”

Modern Maori Quartet

Modern Māori Quartet are playing their first public show at Brisbane Powerhouse! Sat 10 June 2017 4pm (70 mins) A fresh take on classic Māori showbands, the Modern Māori Quartet are a good looking, suave and multi-talented Māori foursome who love crooning their spin on modern and classic numbers. Hailing from different corners of Aotearoa,