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Kia ora, I'm Nikki and I'm of Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga a Mahaki and Te Whakatōhea descent. Born and raised in Gisborne now living in Hamilton, Waikato New Zealand. I started the journey of Taputapu in November 2015. 


I created Taputapu to help whānau create a Māori environment within the whare. As a second language learner in Te Reo Māori I knew the struggles of trying to learn Te Reo Māori outside of the classroom. I thought to myself if I could create homeware products that would help with my learning and also teach others then that's the type of products that I wanted to create. 

 Fast forward four years, a degree in Media and Creative Technologies, a masters in Computer Graphic Design I am still pursuing this world of business. Taputapu aims to get Te Reo Māori into every whare.