Kia ora!

Kia ora and welcome to the Tracy Maniapoto online store. We are a small pakihi Māori located in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland, New Zealand. Take a look around and if you have any questions, we’d love to hear from you.

Thank you for supporting our pakihi xx

Meet the team

Tracy

Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi
Ngāti Tūwharetoa
Ngāti Porou
Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa

Kia ora! I’m Tracy and I’m the business founder and product designer. I draw inspiration for my designs from my love of weaving kete whakairo and kākahu, having learned with the Hetet School of Māori Art for a number of years.

I also draw inspiration from te reo Māori, the Māori language. I did not grow up learning te reo and have struggled to reclaim this learning. As a current full-time post-graduate student with Te Pūtahi-a-Toi, Massey University, I have been gifted the opportunity to engage with te reo through research. My doctoral research explores the revitalisation of te reo Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand’s cultural heritage institutions: libraries, archives and museums. It is through both my love of weaving and my journey to reclaim te reo Māori that this pakihi was born in June 2020.

Raven

Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi
Ngāti Tūwharetoa
Ngāti Porou
Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa

Kia ora! I’m Raven and I'm the marketing/media manager of the business - I create some of the product photography and social media content. I'm currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts (Māori Knowledge) through Massey University.

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