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Tours & Tees-Where It All Began

In the summer of 2015, I flew home to Aotearoa, from Brisbane, with my two younger tamariki, Harper and Sofia. It was a very emotional time, filled with family raruraru (complications), as my eldest son Joseph was going through difficult times. I was so happy to be back in my homeland, swimming in te moana

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 Kia ora! Welcome to Koru Enterprises premium Aotearoa (NZ) artisan e-commerce gift shop. Here’s our top SIX taonga (treasures). Which one is your favourite? Purchase this exquisite taonga here: https://koruenterprises.net/product/te-whatu-o-ra-karakia-water-vessel/ Inspired by NZ’s native Kawakawa, this gorgeous knitting pattern makes a perfect gift. Your PDF arrives straight to your inbox.

A New Napier Cultural Walking Tour in Town

“Ko koutou kua whai i a Pānia, 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 Pānia 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