The wāhine behind Tuhi Stationery Ltd share a common bond – they LOVE being wāhine Māori. They were raised with nannies who loved to write and keep journals, who told stories of the marama and taiao, who spoke of Māori history as voyagers, strategists, and kaitiaki and reinforced that women could be anything, anywhere in the world.
As adults in corporate worlds, Tuhi’s creators use stationery and planning tools daily, but struggled to find resources in Te Reo Māori, that acknowledged the Māori world view, way of life and ways of planning. So out of pure frustration from not “seeing ourselves” in the tools they used, they decided to create their own.
KAREN TE Ō KAHURANGI WAAKA-TIBBLE
NGĀTI TŪWHARETOA, TUHOURANGI – WAHIAO, NGĀTI WHAKAUE, NGĀTI PUKEKO
MICHELLE MIHI KEITA TIBBLE
NGĀTI POROU, TE WHĀNUI Ā APANUI, TE ARAWA, NGĀTI AWA
TE AUPOURI, TE RARAWA, NGATI KAHU