Whāinga | Our mission

“Maimoatia te reo, maimoatia te iwi.”
Our motto is all about cherishing the language of this land as well as the people in your life.

Maimoa is passionate about promoting the Māori language through unique printed goods and resources. Our aim is to help normalise the use of te reo in everyday life, and to provide an opportunity for people to express themselves through the beautiful language of Aotearoa.

Ngā taonga | Products

  • Greeting Cards in te reo Māori

  • Prints (hand-lettered whakataukī and karakia)

We take pride in the quality of our products. Our designs are hand-lettered with love to ensure we offer unique work. We are always seeking to add new designs and products to our range — follow us to stay in the loop.

Ko wai mātou | Who are we

Ko Aroha te kaiārahi o tēnei waka. He uri ia o ngā iwi Ngāti Raukawa rāua ko Ngāti Ranginui.
Aroha is the creator of Maimoa. She is a:

  • graphic designer

  • wife to a passionate Māori teacher

  • māmā to an adorable tamāhine

  • type lover

  • perfectionist

  • creator

  • kai lover

  • learner

  • advocate for te reo Māori

Maimoa was birthed out of her desire to fuse two of her passions (design & te ao Māori) to help normalise te reo Māori in Aotearoa.
Ko Hamuera tō Aroha hoa rangatira, he uri ia o ngā iwi Ngāti Mutunga rāua ko Te Atiawa.
Hamuera is Aroha’s husband. He is a te reo Māori teacher, as well as the 'Māori advisor' for Maimoa.
Ko Te Rauriki tā rāua nei putiputi.
Te Rauriki is their adorable daughter. She mainly just giggles and acts cute. She is the main inspiration for prioritising te reo Māori in their whānau.
Thank you for supporting this kaupapa!

Tamihana whānau