KORU is the Maori word for "bight" or "loop" and refers to the new shoots of the silver fern, The spiral shaped koru is derived from an unfolding silver fern frond. The circular movements towards an inner coil refers to 'going back to the beginning'. The unfurling frond itself is symbolic for new life, hope, perfection, rebirth, a new start, awakening, personal growth, purity, nuturing, a new phase in life, the spirit of rejuvenation and peace.

The spiral shaped Maori koru is derived from an unfolding silver fern frond. The circular movements towards an inner coil refers to 'going back to the beginning'. The unfurling frond itself is symbolic of new life;

Taniko Weaving. Journal of the Polynesian Society: The Evolution Of Maori Clothing. Part IX, By Te Rangi Hiroa (P. H. Buck) P 111-149

Journal of the Polynesian Society: The Evolution Of Maori Clothing. Part IX, By Te Rangi Hiroa (P. Buck) P

Some ways to use whakataukii in the classroom

I do talk a lot about whakataukī. If you don't know by now I absolutely love them and I think they should be an essential part .

*M*A*T*A*R*I*K*I* 2017

*M*A*T*A*R*I*K*I* 2017

Whakataukii Colouring Pages... the best!

Growing up, one of my favourite hobbies was colouring in. I used those crayons that melt if you held them tightly. I liked colouring .

Pahu.maori.nz - replace your Lorem Ipsum with Māori... Boom!

nz - replace your Lorem Ipsum with Māori.

Tribal Clipart Digital Paper Maori Patterns by RebeccaBDesignShop

Maori Backgrounds contains 28 letter size patterned backgrounds with a…

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Harakeke NZ Flax Clip Art! This set contains 60 images (30 colour and 30 blackline) as high quality (300 dpi) PNGs with transparent backgrounds. Undoubtedly the most important plant to early Māori, and one of Aotearoa’s earliest exports – the versatile flax plant! When 19th-century missionary William Colenso told Māori chiefs that it did not grow in England, they replied ‘How is it possible to live there without it?

Harakeke New Zealand Flax Clip Art

Harakeke NZ Flax Clip Art! This set contains 60 images (30 colour and 30 blackline) as high quality (300 dpi) PNGs with transparent backgrounds. Undoubtedly the most important plant to early Māori, and one of Aotearoa’s earliest exports – the versatile flax plant! When 19th-century missionary William Colenso told Māori chiefs that it did not grow in England, they replied ‘How is it possible to live there without it?

If you’re looking for a simple and eye catching way to review New Zealand's history, then look no further than this bright and informative classroom wall frieze! Just print and laminate before displaying on your classroom wall. Read a few facts a day during roll call, and by the end of the year your class will have been exposed to countless new and interesting ideas about how we've all arrived at this point together...

New Zealand History Timeline {Wall Frieze}

If you’re looking for a simple and eye catching way to review New Zealand's history, then look no further than this bright and informative classroom wall frieze! Just print and laminate before displaying on your classroom wall. Read a few facts a day during roll call, and by the end of the year your class will have been exposed to countless new and interesting ideas about how we've all arrived at this point together...

Best Awards - Made by Johnson. / Maori Alphabet Blocks

Made by Johnson features Maori art graphic design and Maori typography

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