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


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*Please note custom orders have additional waiting times.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews

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.

Beautiful cards for our staff room

I bought this set for our staff room and change them every now and then. A lovely way to use whakatauki to inspire us during a lunch break or team meeting. I love that the cards come with the English translation and a brief reflection. You should make a new set! So we have more to rotate throughout the year! I would be the first to buy 😉

Kia ora Laura, thank you for the lovely feedback! So glad you and your staff enjoy the prints. We are hoping to release a new set next year that can be added to your collection :) Ngā mihi, Aroha

Whakataukī Card Set

These are beautifully made and meaningful. Really special and I wish I had gotten a few more for gifting.

Ko Sam
Ahakoa he iti he pounamu..

In my 3rd year of studying te reo and these whakataukī sit next to my desk....a sweet reminder of my haerenga past and ahead. Love these so much!

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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.