Tū Māia

Our Connected Gifting Programme

Tū Māia: To stand strong, brave, bold and confident.

Timoti and niece
Timoti at work

At Taonga by Timoti we whole heartedly believe that tamariki are a treasure to be nurtured, to grow and to flourish.

Reaching that point requires many things, among which is the childs ability to be seen, to be heard and to be loved.

Through the gifting of taonga pounamu, we aim to give that gift of visibility and aroha, to every tamariki in care, in Aotearoa.

Every time you buy a taonga by Timoti we will carve a pendant to be gifted to a tamariki in care.

Kia tū māia rātau - so they can stand strong, brave and confident.
Kia mōhio ai rātua, he taonga tuku aroha tēnei - so they know their taonga is filled and gifted with aroha.


Tū Māia: Tautoko

I would love to make a direct donation...

We fund this kaupapa through the sale of our taonga.

However, if you would like to make a gift to support this mahi you can do so on our donation form

Your gift helps us to pay for all those little things we need to make this kaupapa happen, like tools, cord, boxes, postage.

Taonga carved:


We're aiming to donate to ~6000 tamariki

He taonga te mokopuna, kia whāngaia, kia tipu, kia rea.

A child is a treasure, to be nurtured, to grow, to flourish.

Tū Māia is a connected gifting programme...

Your purchase creates a taonga to be gifted to a tamariki in care.

We have partnered with Voyce Whakarongo Mai to ensure that every tamariki in care knows that they are seen, heard and loved.

“Voice Of the Young and Care Experienced - Listen to me” is an independent charity advocating for the approximately 6,000 children with care experience in Aotearoa.

VOYCE WM believes the voices of children and young people in care need to be kept at the centre of all the decisions made about them. VOYCE is an independent, non-government organisation that exists to amplify the voices of children in care - to ensure they are heard.

VOYCE was co-designed BY children with care experience FOR children with care experience.

VOYCE Whakarongo Mai will ensure that every tamariki in care receives their gift of pounamu aroha.

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Donate to our tamariki

Kia tū māia rātau - so they can stand strong, brave and confident