Explore a unique assortment of exceptional products from 50+ Māori-owned businesses in our carefully curated collection. Discover meaningful gifts for the festive season and beyond while championing local artisans and indigenous entrepreneurs. Our guide spans various budget options, catering to your every gifting need, whether it's a charming Secret Santa surprise, a cute stocking filler, a statement gift for a loved one, or a collaborative gift between whānau and friends that leaves a lasting impression.

Welcome to the fundamental elements of te reo Māori. If you're new to this language, understanding its alphabet and sounds is an essential starting point. This guide deciphers the Māori alphabet, encompassing vowels, consonants, digraphs, diphthongs, macrons, dialectal differences, and pronunciation tips. Mastering these components is the first stride toward confidently embracing te reo Māori.

In a world shaped by modern medicine, the resurgence of Māori birthing practices reflects cultural resilience. Māori midwife Tawera Trinder delves into ancient tikanga and mātauranga Māori, sharing practices that honour pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum journeys. From tapu to whānau and whakapapa, discover their roles in welcoming new life. Addressing colonial impacts, she unveils patriarchal practices and institutionalised racism. Through empowering wānanga, Tawera ensures ancestral wisdom enriches positive, holistic experiences for parents, pēpi, and whānau.

Discover how we embraced te reo Māori for our adorable Japanese Spitz, Toka, right from day one, the power of persistence in nurturing a bilingual family, and how teaching our furry friend Māori commands defied expectations and misconceptions. Explore our guide of basic phrases to help you on your own language journey with your beloved canine companion, and access our illustrated digital download print-out of the most common te reo Māori dog commands.
Discover the dos and don'ts of gifting teachers with our honest guide as shared by teachers themselves. Unveil the 5 least favourite teacher gifts, from generic mugs to expired chocolates, then explore the 5 best teacher appreciation gifts, including personalised presents, vouchers, and heartwarming messages. Finding the ideal gift for your child's teacher shouldn't be a daunting task, and we're here to ensure you'll find the perfect way to express your gratitude.
Matariki, the Māori New Year, is a time of celebration, reflection, and connection. While some of us have cherished memories of Matariki celebrations rooted in our whānau, others are embarking on a journey to connect with this significant event. Whether you are a seasoned participant or new to Matariki, the joy lies in embracing the celestial significance and creating unique traditions that resonate with your whānau. Join the discussion on the power of shared experiences, the beauty of learning, and the encouragement to embrace Matariki. Let's celebrate the cultural richness of Matariki and the lasting memories it creates for generations to come.

When you decide to embrace more reo Māori in your daily life, it can feel overwhelming, not knowing where to begin. However, taking small steps and starting with basic phrases is key. If you're raising kids and wish to include more Māori words and expressions, here are ten essential phrases we use every day. Catered toward young children, these phrases can be an excellent starting point. From breakfast preferences to getting dressed, brushing teeth, and more, these phrases will gradually evolve as your children grow. Embrace the power of language by nurturing the use of reo Māori in your everyday life.

Follow the Tamihana family's inspiring journey of reclaiming and revitalising te reo Māori, the life force of Māori culture. Discover the significance of language in shaping Māori identity and the efforts to pass it on to future generations. Learn about the transformative power of bilingualism and the joys of raising unapologetically Māori children.