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Horopito and Kawakawa 

Horopito and Kawakawa Horopito (Pseudowintera colorata) and Kawakawa (Macropiper excelsum) are two native trees found throughout New Zealand, both known for their traditional and modern medicinal properties. These native trees can be used to treat a range of ailments including tooth and stomach aches, gastric infections, coughs,...

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Unusual Paua Shell Fact 

Unusual Paua Shell Fact Here's an unusual Paua Shell fact I found out tonight at a local Maori Fashion Parade. Paua shell, or kota as it was called at the time, were used in battle by Maori wahine (females) from the Te Tai Tokerau region. The edge of the shell would be ground to a sharp point, and the...

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Artificial Pohutukawa Flowers 

Artificial Pohutukawa Flowers Artificial Pohutukawa Flowers give us a way to have these gorgeous crimson blooms in our homes year round. In nature, Pohutukawa trees bloom from November to January, and due to the timing we consider them to be our native New Zealand Christmas tree. The flowers are incredibly...

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Korowai Maori Cloaks for sale 

Korowai Maori Cloaks for sale Many people look for korowai Maori cloaks for sale, as they prepare for a graduation, wedding, tangi, or birthday. The feather cloaks, kahu huruhuru, are particularly beautiful. Made in New Zealand, they are available in many different colours, from traditional to modern, and they can be customised...

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Wyld Organic Wool Clothing 

Wyld Wool Organic Clothing Wyld Wool is perfect for those who want to wear ethically grown natural fibres, and be warm and comfortable during winter. The wool used in Wyld garments is a unique blend of: 50% Pihepe wool 25% Bohepe wool 25% Possum fur You probably haven't...

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Ngai Tahu Pounamu 

Ngai Tahu Pounamu Ngai Tahu (the Ngai Tahu Maori tribe) are the Kaitiaki (guardians) of Pounamu (greenstone) found in Te Waipounamu - the South Island of New Zealand. No-one else can extract it. In order to protect pounamu in a sustainable and responsible way for future generations, Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu have developed...

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Quick Guide to Maori Symbols 

Maori Designs Quick Guide to Maori Symbols

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Rubber Duck Collecting 

Rubber Duck Collecting Rubber duck collecting - until recently I didn't realise it was a thing. But sure enough, it is. Ever since the first floating rubber duck was created in the 1940s, designers have been creating their own versions, and people have been collecting them. TV characters like The Simpsons...

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NZ Post 17 Christmas Mailing Dates - and why you should ignore them! 

NZ Post 2017 Christmas Mailing Dates - and why you should ignore them Every year, NZ Post give us their recommended shipping dates, so your parcels and letters get to their destinations overseas in time for Christmas. DON'T BELIEVE THEM! NZ Post have an outdated concept of shipping times. They do not take into...

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Maori Costume 

Maori Costume Korowai/Cloak (Kakahu) Originally the Maori cloak was made from Dog skin and fur, mixed with woven Muka (flax fibre). They were known as Kahu Kuri and were often worn with the hair side on the outside to display the extravagant style of the Chiefs status. Kahu Kuri were primarly war cloaks worn only by Chiefs. ...

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History of the Tokotoko 

The History of the Tokotoko The Tokotoko, or ceremonial carved Walking Stick, are generally carried by those who have authority to speak on the Marae (Meeting House). Those who carry a Tokotoko are usually of importance or high rank within a tribe. The carving on a Tokotoko may represent a legend or ancestor...

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History of the Buzzy Bee 

History of the Buzzy Bee An iconic Kiwi Toy, the Buzzy Bee, is a pull along wooden toy whose wings rotate and make a clicking noise as it moves. It became popular in the Post-War Baby Boom, and in most New Zealand families there is a Buzzy Bee that has been handed down through the generations. Originally made...

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History of the Maori Taiaha 

History of the Maori Taiaha A taiaha is an elaborately carved staff, reminiscent of a spear, with a head (upoko) and tongue (arero). The Maori Taiaha was usually adorned with feathers and dog hair around the neck of the staff in an attempt to distract the opponent. Being a long handled weapon, it was used for stabbing, warding...

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NZ Slang Words, and what they mean to us 

NZ Slang Words, and what they mean to us Sweet As: This is one of the most common NZ slang terms and means "that's OK" or "I agree" or "I understand". e.g. you say to your friend "I can't make it over to your place today, sorry" and they reply "Sweet as". Wop...

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New Zealand Wedding Anniversary Gifts 

NZ Kiwiana Anniversary Gifts Anniversaries are a very important moment and deserve the most appropriate gift. We have put together a list of anniversary dates and the traditional and modern appropriate gifts, with an example of a suitable Kiwiana Anniversary Gift. Anniversary ...

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Hokitika Wild Foods Festival 2017 

The Hokitika Wildfoods Festival is on my bucket list to go to, but meanwhile my daughter went to the 2017 event, sending me photos of everything she attempted to eat. The festival started from small beginnnings in 1990, growing to an annual festival of wild and crazy foods from the West Coast of the South Island, along with entertaining...

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Yes you CAN take wooden items into Australia 

Yes that is right, you can bring wooden items into Australia. We can ship wooden gifts from New Zealand to Australia, and you can take wooden items into Australia in your luggage. One of the most common questions we are asked is if we can ship wooden items to Australia, and the answer is yes. All our wood products...

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New Zealand Maori Koru 

NZ Maori Koru New Zealand Korus are one of the most popular Maori designs, especially in New Zealand jewellery. The Koru design represents the young fern shoot, unfurling as it grows. The Koru design looks beautiful worn as a pendant or necklace, and it also shows up in ornaments, as seen below. Maori...

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NZ Mother's Day Gifts under $50 

NZ Mothers Day Gift Ideas Here's Mothers Day Gift Giving made easy - an assortment of NZ Mothers Day Gifts we can send on your behalf to your Mum, wherever in the world she lives. Giftwrapping and a card are free! Some Mums say they don't want anything, they have enough. They lie! Everyone loves receiving...

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What to take to the Olympics to show NZ pride 

So, you're a Kiwi going to the Olympics. Lucky!!! And now you are wondering what NZ Souvenirs to take. After all, you want everyone back home to see you when the TV cameras pan the crowds. Well we've got everything you need. :-) New Zealand Flags: If you're an athlete at the Games, you'll probably want the New Zealand...

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Wild Ferns Bee Venom Skincare 

Wild Ferns has captured the remarkable benefits of purified Bee Venom from New Zealand, combined with Active Manuka Honey in a range of products that provide a regenerative skin therapy treatment. Venom from the bee is renowned for its ability to create a younger looking complexion by stimulating the skin to encourage collagen...

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Hi Lesley,
Just to let you know that our Wall art Panels arrived safely last week.  They are fabulous!  A little bit of home in my home.  Thank you for the excellent packaging, they arrived in perfect condition. Thanks again and kind regards, 



Paula, UK  15 May 2017

Hi Lesley
I just wanted to thank you, my kapa Haka Dresses arrived today and they are perfect. Thank you for your fantastic service and I have shared your details on the kiwi mums fab page here.  





Lisa, Dubai, 4 April 2017 

Kia ora Lesley,
I am very pleased to say that a few days ago I received my parcel.  It made my day.  It was great to receive a few things from home - yes I am a Kiwi.  Living in Holland for the past 37 years.  Once a Kiwi always a Kiwi.




Irma, Netherlands, 23 Jan 2017
  

Hi, just wanted to let you know that the NZ Santa arrived today.  The Santa is for a friend who is a marathon swimmer.  She swam the Cook Straits a few years ago.  We were in NZ to cheer her on.  I got a small Santa then and gave to her.  A friends dog eat it and so I am very happy to be able to replace that Santa with another.


Dave, USA, 16 Dec 2016

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