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Ko wai au? Who am I?

Kia ora e te iwi,

Ko Whetumatarau te maunga 
Ko Awatere te awa 
Ko Ngāti Porou te iwi 
Ko Hinerupe me te whānau a Tuwhakairiora ngā hapū 
Ko Hinerupe te whare tīpuna 
Ko Horouta te waka 
Ko Shane rāua ko Maria ōku mātua
Ko Renee tōku ingoa
Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa

Kia ora e te whānau, Ko Renee ahau and I am the owner of Pēpi Prints.  I was born in Gore, Southland but grew up in Naenae, Lower Hutt.  In 2005 I moved to Australia where I settled in Brisbane for 11 years, moved to the UK to do some travel, and in 2018 came back to Perth to be closer to whānau.  One of my goals for 2020 was to learn te reo Māori which I can honestly say has been the best decision I've ever made, and a journey I wish I had started much earlier.  Kei te ako ahau ngā kupu hou ia ra, ia ra!

Pēpi Prints was born from an idea that my māmā Maria brought to me in 2018 - incorporate the pepeha and birth statistics of your pēpi into a print that can be displayed in your home.  Other ideas have since evolved from this, all with the intention of normalising te reo Māori, as well as showing pride in your tamariki and where they come from.  

                                        Ahakoa he iti, he pounamu...

                                      Although small, it is a treasure...

 

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