Collection: Parekura

This tohu was inspired by an art piece that was created by the artist Mohi Watene.

Ko Kahuranaki te Maunga
Ko Poukawa te Awa
Ko Takitimu te Waka
Ko Kahuranaki te Marae
Ko Te Rangikoianake te Hapu
Ko Ngati Kahungunu te Iwi
Ko Mohi Watene te Ingoa

This piece was given the name Parekura from our Kaumatua Hawira Hape from Te Hauke here in Kahungunu. The design's korero was based on our whakatauki “Nōku te pikinga” from top to bottom the tohu is explained. The Poutama at the bottom facing downward speak of knowledge from your past experiences through life. The Mangopare is the process of internalising those experiences and how they have shaped us.

Our Taimana in the centre represent ourselves and each unique experience we have encountered in life so far. Mangopare moving upward is each individual internalising how to move forward in their life knowing the lessons learned from their past. The Poutama leading upwards at the top is about new opportunities and lessons to be learnt in the future.

This korero is relevant to each individual in their life and as we here at Nōku see that we are all human and mistakes are made, however having the courage to continue on and make right from wrong that is what will shape your journey.

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  • T-Shirt - Tīhate / Parekura (unisex) pistachio
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  • T-Shirt - Tīhate / Parekura unisex (camel)
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  • Women's Dress / Panekoti - Parekura (black)
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  • Cape / Hikurere - Parekura (black)
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  • Children's Dress / Panekoti Roa - Parekura (black)
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