About

Whāinga | Our mission

“Maimoatia te reo, maimoatia te iwi.”
Our motto is all about cherishing the language of this land as well as the people in your life.

Maimoa Creative is a design studio based in Tauranga that is passionate about promoting the Māori language and culture through unique designs, products and resources. Our aim is to help normalise the use of te reo Māori in everyday life.

Ngā taonga | Products

Greeting cards, Art Prints, Gift Tags and Custom Prints.

We take pride in the quality of our products. Our designs are hand-lettered with love to ensure we offer unique work. We are always seeking to add new designs and products to our range — follow us to stay in the loop.

Ko wai mātou | Who are we

Ko Aroha te kaiārahi o tēnei waka. He uri ia o ngā iwi Ngāti Raukawa rāua ko Ngāti Ranginui.
Aroha is the creator of Maimoa. She is a graphic designer, hand lettering artist, wife to a passionate Māori teacher, māmā, perfectionist, learner, and advocate for te reo Māori.

Maimoa was birthed out of her desire to fuse two of her passions (typography & te ao Māori) to help normalise te reo Māori in Aotearoa.

Ko Hamuera tō Aroha hoa rangatira, he uri ia o ngā iwi Ngāti Mutunga rāua ko Te Atiawa.
Hamuera is Aroha’s husband. He is a te reo Māori teacher, as well as the 'Māori advisor' for Maimoa.

Ko Te Rauriki rāua ko Manahau ngā tamariki.
Te Rauriki and Manahau are their adorable kids. They are the main inspiration for prioritising te reo Māori in their whānau.

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