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Iconic NZ

Collection by Terese Railey • Last updated 3 weeks ago

Terese Railey
Hine E Hine became the most familiar Maori song in NZ when, from 1979 to Maori Songs, Down Song, Long White Cloud, New Zealand Houses, Nz Art, Kiwiana, The Beautiful Country, A Cartoon, Vintage Posters

NZ Folk Song * Hine E Hine

1905 lullaby of Princess Te Rangi Pai (Fanny Howie) consoled her when her health, career and family life collapsed.

this is the puhutakawa flower, will need to either pick some or make some and staple them to the tree, when the tree starts to die we will have these fall down of/disapear during black outs :) Australian Native Flowers, New Zealand Art, Nz Art, Garden Angels, Plants Are Friends, Albizia Julibrissin, Kiwiana, Blue Orchids, Tattoo Sleeve Designs

Pohutukawa bloom

This is a blossom of the pohutukawa tree. a native New Zealand tree which flowers for only a short time around November/December. For this reason, it is known as the New Zealand Christmas tree. I have seen similar flowers on Flickr from trees in other countries so I presume it has close relatives. Be warned: don't park under a pohutukawa tree in flower - all the little strands of the flower get stuck in your windscreen wipers for weeks!

The Hungry Lambs, The Sweet Porridge, The Stars in the Sky, Sliding & Flying. There was also, The Donkey's Egg & Boat Day - all books I learnt to read with in the in New Zealand 1970s Childhood, My Childhood Memories, Egg Boats, Top Tv Shows, Kiwiana, Kids Growing Up, The Donkey, Star Sky, New Zealand

Limited Colour Palettes

'Rain Dancers' by Diana Jones I love a limited colour palette. I remember my educational texts from the late 70's with lots of gorgeous purple/pink spot colours with scratchie black and white illustrations. Do you remember when you started to learn to read? As a nutty competitive type, I strived to blitz through those suckers in no time flat. I was devastated when a new girl started and she was a reader in front of me. Oh, the injustice of it all!! My favourites from the four below were 'The…

the 'Ready to Read' series of school publications, issued by the Department of Education New Zealand, in 1965 All Things New, Old Things, Jill Mcdonald, Avon Perfume, New Zealand Houses, 80s Stuff, Kiwiana, King And Country, The Donkey

the 'Ready to Read' series of school publications, issued by the Department of Education New Zealand, in 1965

Milk delivery boys who left full milk bottles in the back of your letter box, swapping them for your empties and money/milk token Kiwiana, Kids Growing Up, The Beautiful Country, Greggs, My Childhood Memories, 90s Kids, Time Capsule, The Good Old Days, Back In The Day

Red top, green top, silver top and juice. Don’t forget to put out your empties, and the right tokens. The days of milk home deliveries, long-lost to deregulation

kowhaitree Upcycled Vintage, Vintage Wool, Applique Cushions, Chill Style, Blanket Coat, Vintage Blanket, Kiwiana, Hand Applique, Blanket Stitch


This is an original hand appliqued cushion. It is made from 100% wool upcycled grey and cream blankets, with the addition of a red strip through the grey woollen blanket. The AROHA letters are cut from an upcycled wool garment and appliqued to the cushion using blanket stitch in grey thread. The c...