Harakeke Creations/Amy P is made up of two very passionate people that separately possess skills when combined create a great partnership.
My (Amy) turangawaewae is Tauwhare Marae, located approximately 12km from Hamilton, within the Ngati Haua rohe. I (Amy) was bought up, where Tikanga/Customs, Te Reo/language, and Kawa/Protocol, was an integral part of my life.
In 2009 my partner of five years was laid off from his employment leaving the couple in a bind as her daughter (3 of 3) was only five months old. As a way of making ends meet, I(Amy) began making harakeke earrings and pendants and visiting workplaces selling her wares. From there we have progressed slowly into the business we have built up today.
Noo reira koutou e tautoko ana i a maatou mai i te timatatanga tae noa ki naianei, e kore e mutu te mihi............
KO TOKU PEPEHA
Ko Tainui toku Waka
Ko Waikato toku Awa
Ko Maungakawa raaua ko Maungatautari
Ko Ngati Hauaa toku Iwi
Ko Te Rangitaupi toku Hapuu
Ko Tauwhare toku Marae
Ki te taha o toku Mama
Ko Takitumu toku Waka
Ko Mohaka toku Awa
Ko Hauauru raaua ko Tawhirirangi
Ko Ngaati Kahungunu toku Iwi
Ko Ngaati Pahaauwera toku Hapuu
Ko Mohaka te Marae
Noo reira teenaa koutou, teenaa koutou, teenaa taatou katoa.......