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What does the word ‘Māori’ actually mean?

The other day I messaged our dear friend and kaiako, Tamiaho, about the kupu 'Māori'. Because what does the word 'Māori' actually mean anyway? Wrap...
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OUR NEW TAONGA BOXES HAVE LANDED!

Tim and I think that businesses, our business, all business, have responsibilities.  I don’t just mean legal and tax obligations, although that is certainly an...
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Why is Matariki important?

I’ve been thinking a lot about Matariki lately.  Why is Matariki important for Aotearoa?  What does it mean to live this Maramataka life? And I realised...
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How YOU can support small businesses without spending one cent

Tim and I here at Taonga By Timoti have been completely blown away by the upsurge of people wanting to support small NZ  businesses now...
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Are we still open and other CVD19 questions

Kia Ora ataahua Taonga whanau, short answers for those with little time; Yes, we are still working. 🎉🎉EDIT: WE CAN NOW POST AGAIN - YIPPEEE! While...
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Connecting the Dots

Ira - Dots.  We are all about the dots around here lately.  Beautiful, perfect, simple dots. Dots carved from the earth and so connecting you...
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Can You Buy Pounamu For Yourself?

You know who you are.  You love pounamu.  You admire its majestic beauty, its permanence, and its intrinsic spiritual qualities.  What you’d like more than...
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What is Matariki?……and our exclusive Matariki Pendant

Matariki is the Māori name for a cluster of nine stars that reappear on the north-east horizon each year, sometime in early winter. The pre-dawn...
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Ever wondered how a pounamu guitar pick would sound to your ears?

We had the absolute pleasure this week of having Zoe Scott of Foxtrots come stay with us. She's a talented musician with a voice to...
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What’s in a name; Do you know if you are wearing Pounamu, Greenstone or NZ Jade?

I had an interesting conversation with a lovely lady the other day who had been looking through our website. It just so happened that this...

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