As learners ourselves and māmā we feel a strong impulse to enable ourselves and our pēpi in te reo. We're keen to produce really simple, user friendly bi-lingual board books in te reo Māori for Māori and Pākehā whānau alike.
Our passion for Reo Pēpi has grown from our own whānau. We are cousins through our taua (Ivy and Mere Karaitiana) and have grown up close in a tino ātaahua extended whānau. After education, traveling, living overseas, careers and now having children, we both returned to our rohe and find ourselves living in the same little village, Portobello on the Otago Peninsula. We both have mana tāne and they are both called Dan! Between us we have four tamariki, Joe, Jake, Tama and Mihiata who inspire us and keep us very busy.
Listen here to our hilarious kōrero with Otago Access Radio's resident scallywag-Captain Cornflakes (bonus waiata:)
Whakarongo here for a mīharo review on RNZ-by John McIntyre from The Wellington Children's Bookshop
Irā! Check out this tino nui pānui put together by the crew at Te kete wānanga o Ōtautahi Christchurch Library