A5 Whakataukī Card Set + Wooden Stand (Affirmation Collection)


These A5 Whakataukī Card Sets + wooden stands will make the perfect addition to your kāinga (home), providing affirmation whakataukī (Māori proverbs) to your shelves, coffee table, office desk, bedside drawers, or reception area.

Includes a set of 10 whakataukī that can be switched out in the rustic wooden base as often as desired. Translation included on the reverse, and just requires a spin of the base to read.

Whakatuakī [proverbs] included:

he aroha whakatō, he aroha puta mai
if kindness is sown, then kindness you shall receive

kia mate ururoa kei mate wheke
fight like a shark, don’t give up like an octopus

poipoia te kākano kia puāwai
nurture the seed and it will blossom

tūwhitia te hopo!
Feel the fear and do it anyway!

He iti hoki te mokoroa, nāna i kakati te kahikatea
although the mokoroa grub is small, it can cut through a kahikatea tree

Mā te ngākau aroha koe e ārahi
let a loving heart guide you

ki te kotahi te kākaho, ka whati; ki te kāpuia, e kore e whati
when we stand alone we are vulnerable, but together we are unbreakable
- Kīngi Tāwhiao

he toka tū moana
your strength is like a rock standing firm in raging waters

e kore au e ngaro, he kākano ahau i ruia mai i Rangiātea
I can never be lost, I am a seed sown from the heavens

mauria te pono
believe in yourself


Printed in Aotearoa on Recycled ECO Stock 350gsm matte paper
Wood bases: Manufactured in Aotearoa out of macrocarpa wood
Note: wood grain and colour will vary
Packaging: set comes in an A5 Kraft Box


We aim to dispatch all orders within 48 hours*. Once dispatched, please allow 1-3 (NZ) or 4-14 (AUS) working days for your purchase to arrive.

*Please note custom orders have additional waiting times.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Whakataukī gift set

I purchased several of these for gifts which have been much appreciated. An original and beautifully designed product. I love that there are 10 meaningful whakataukī affirmations. Ka rawe Maimoa 😄


I bought these as a gift, but I wish I kept them myself, they’re so awesome! The receiver absolutely loved them. They came beautifully packaged as well.

Shelley Kopu
The Perfect Koha

The whakatauki card set were my client gift of choice for this year, and the feedback has been amazing! Finding that balance of expressing who I am as a Maori business owner, while accomodating different clients from different sectors is always challenging, but these were perfect. Wonderful personal service. I look forward to choosing next years client koha from Maimoa Creative! Nga mihi!

Ka nui te mihi ki a koe Shelley i tō tautoko mai — thank you for choosing us to supply your client gifts for 2022 We are thrilled to hear they were so well received by all. All the best for 2023, noho ora mai, Aroha


Beautiful Whakataukī Card Set bought for a Christmas gift!

Kathy Harvey
Cards for gift packs

These cards are beautifully presented and we're the perfect compliment to a gift parcel I put together for a guest speaker at a teaching and research symposium.

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Audio Files

All prints and greeting cards have audio files to assist with pronunciation.

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Our designs are hand-lettered to ensure originality. Custom pieces are original artworks.