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timoti and tamariki Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou ka ora ai te iwi With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive whakatauki

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I’ve been musing on this whakatauki lately; Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou ka ora ai te iwi With your food basket and my food...
Tim and Tayla with Tū Māia boxes

First Tū Māia Ira taonga delivered!

The ātaahua wahine here with Tim is Tayla. Tayla works for VOYCE Whakarongomai.  Recently she came and collected the first 56 ira taonga Tim carved...
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Te Waka Pounamu

When we first started this mahi we thought it was all about the pounamu. But the further along we go on this hikoi we are...
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Tū Māia – the origins of our connected gifting programme

Tū Māia; To stand strong, brave, bold and confident.   We are so excited to finally release our project to the world - Tū Māia!  Since...
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Can I wear pounamu with metal?

Can pounamu be worn with metal? It’s an interesting question this one, and oddly, one we hear a lot. I say oddly because the only...
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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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