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About Rākau

 
Ko Mātaatua te waka
Ko Kerei mangonui te moana
Ko matakā te maunga  
Ko Ngāti Rehia te Hapū
Ko Ngāpuhi te iwi
Ko Waha o te riri te awa
Ko Te tii te kāinga
Ko Hiruhārama te marae  
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Ko Ngātokimatawhaorua te waka
Ko Hokianga te moana
Ko Pūhanga Tohorā te maunga
Ko Ngai Tuteauru te hapu
Ko Ngāpuhi te iwi
Ko Màngatawa te awa
Ko Ōtaua te kainga
Ko Pukerata te marae 
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Rākau was started by a way of connection. I am a Māori/Russian and a mother of 3. Over the past few years I have quietly been on a mission to embrace more of my Māori culture, learn te reo and encourage my tamariki to explore and connect with their heritage and identity as Māori. This is what inspired me to create interactive resources to help encourage the use of te reo and te ao maori, whether it be within our homes or in our schools and early childhood centres.

Everything I create is universal so this can be adapted to whoever you are, wherever you are from in the hopes that each and every one of you can add your own korero to these products.