The reo Māori word game

Kāri Māori

A stunning deck of Māori inspired playing cards. Collab between Konei & Maimoa Creative.
Kāri Māori
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Te Reo Māori Stamp Collab

Te Reo Māori Stamp Collab

Our kaupapa

Read more about the vision and purpose behind Maimoa Creative.
Our kaupapa

Maimoa (verb): to cherish, take care of.

Maimoa Creative is an online store and 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, empower tangata whenua to be proud of their māoritanga, and support learners on their journey.

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Pakiaka: How to Play

A short instructional video showing you how to play our popular reo Māori word game.

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"After 5 years in the making, Aotearoa finally gets its hands on 'Pakiaka', a game that aims to help revitalise te reo in an entertaining way. Astley Nathan has more."
A father and daughter have embarked on a journey to reclaim their te reo Māori. 

Te reo Māori now plays a huge role in the family’s life and Aroha’s children are growing up immersed in their mother tongue.

“It makes me so happy seeing (my father) speaking Māori to my children.” Aroha says. “My children won’t feel the same shame my dad and I once felt and that makes me so happy.”

Morgan Product review: Art print

Got this for my friends house warming gift, it is ataahua and you can tell it is made with aroha. Great quality and it arrived perfectly in the mail. Will be back for myself and other whānau gifts!

Starz Product Review: Parāoa Parai Tea Towel

Too beautiful to use!! Will be framing it, and hopefully passing on this awesome recipe for years and generations to come. Absolutely love your mahi.

Sam Product Review: Custom Print

The print arrived!! Even more awesome in person!! Thank you so much - girlfriend is going to absolutely love it!

Coralie Product review: 'Mauri mahi, mauri ora' tapuaki [apron]

Never used an apron before and now I love it. Heavier than what you see usually, so had to get used to that. But it’s because of the high-quality material and I respect all of the ethical sourcing/community support behind it. So far I’ve used my apron for pottery, but now it’s moved to the kitchen. I look forward to a restock so I can get one for my sibling.

Hannah Product review: Art print

Your work hangs above my desk in my office and now every time I look at it, it reminds me of my 'why'. What a precious gift you have given us all ♥️

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