Ramblings from the workbench

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 basket the people will thrive and how it applies to pakihi.   Firstly, I was considering how these large corporations are selfishly doing irreparable damage to Papatūānuku and her people, …

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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 your head around this question and answer session we had, as he responded to my query. I’ve left our conversation in its raw form because I can not explain this …

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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 that a light has been shone on the problems that can arise with international trade. It is indeed exciting times for small NZ business.   The rise of platforms to …

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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 rise of Matariki signals the time to celebrate the Māori New Year for many iwi around Aotearoa.(1) Here at Taonga By Timoti Matariki also signals the time for us to …

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