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Te Reo Māori Journey

  My Journey... My Te Reo Māori journey started in High School year 9 and all my mates were jumping into Yr11 Māori. So what did I do, jumped in the same class lol. It was a bit ambitious from learning almost nothing at Primary school to jumping in a class where everyone was from Kura Kaupapa Māori and had been brought up in Te Ao Māori I learnt a lot but I dropped out of it the year later as it was too hard for a kid that didn’t even know the basics. Fast track 13 years and I’m...

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How it all started...

  Almost 8 years is how long I’ve been creating baby blankets for! It all started when my friends started to have babies and I couldn’t find anything amazing to gift to them. Soooo what did I do, I got out my sewing machine and whipped something up! Baby Shower #1 happened and I made this cool blanket with pink floral print on the front and soft pink chevron minky on the back! My friend was soo grateful especially because it was something that I had made! I got addicted to that buzz and from that point on anyone that I knew...

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Paraikete - Blanket

Blankie... Did you or anyone else you know had a blankie or something to suck on or hōngi 24/7 when they were pēpi? Remember those wool blankets with a silky edge? My sister had one of those and loooved it!   My comfort was my Mum’s dark grey silky dressing gown! Lol We were going out for dinner one night with the whānau (I would of been like 3) when my uncle ripped it up into a little square so I didn’t have to drag the whole thing in there. I look back at it now and think how traumatised...

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Ongoing journey

Te Reo Māori Journey...   My Te Reo Māori journey started in High School year 9 and all my mates were jumping into Yr11 Māori. So what did I do, jumped in the same class lol. It was a bit ambitious from learning almost nothing at Primary school to jumping in a class where everyone was from Kura Kaupapa Māori. I learnt a lot but I dropped out of it the year later as it was too hard for a kid that didn’t even know the basics. Fast track 13 years and I’m finally on track to reclaiming our language. Completed...

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