This week on The Creative Mother Podcast host Kate Hursthouse talks to creative mum of two Aroha Tamihana.
Aroha is a Māori creative passionate about promoting the Māori language and culture through unique designs, products and resources. Her creative business, Maimoa Creative is a design studio based in Tauranga. Aroha’s aim is to help normalise the use of te reo Māori throughout Aotearoa using her background in graphic design and brush-lettering calligraphy.
Aroha has two free te reo Māori prints you can download from her website. One is a beautiful bedtime karakia written by Scotty Morrison and the other is a duo print; one in te reo Māori and the English translation so you can display them side by side to help with learning.
Links from todays episode:
Matariki - In Māori culture, Matariki is both the name of the Pleiades star cluster and of the celebration of its first rising in late June or early July.
Waiata = song
Tamariki = children
Mahi = work
The Māori Picture Dictionary
Te Aka Māori Dictionary - website and also available as an app
Paraoa parai / fry bread tea towel
Aroha is listening to:
Everyday Māori Podcast