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Kuki Reka Kani Manu Cookie Cutters Set of 3


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Please note: After an incredible response to our newsletter last week we sold through all of our stock but we have more due Wednesday.

Please note: After an incredible response to our newsletter last week we sold through all of our stock but we have more due Wednesday.

Kuki Reka Kani's Manu set of 3 cookie cutters celebrates some our favourite native birds. This set includes one each of the Kea, Tūī and Pīwakawaka (Fantail) shaped cookie cutters.

Bring one-of-a-kind Māori designs into your kitchen and make uniquely shaped cookies with these Kuki Reka Kani, loosely translated as cookie cutters.

This set will provide hours of creating and innovating in your own kitchen and the best part is no one else currently sells cookie cutters quite like these New Zealand made, Kaumātua inspired creations.

  • Food grade polypropylene
  • Aluminium dowel insert
  • Designed and manufactured in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Dishwasher safe (top rack)
  • Wash before use

Tūī = W60mm x L88mm x H67mm (Depth 10mm)
Pīwakawaka = W770mm x L100mm x H67mm (Depth 10mm)
Kea = W570mm x L110mm x H67mm (Depth 10mm)

Tūī (Deep blue)

The Tūī for Māori is often associated with life fulfillment, confidence, and spiritual harmony.

Tūī birds are said to be messengers of the Gods and Goddesses. They acted as a medium to communicate with the gods and goddesses in Māori beliefs.

Māori sometimes trained Tūī to say traditional Māori phrases. Some chiefs taught their caged birds complex speeches.

The Tūī cookie cutter colour represents the beautiful bird’s feathers in a striking deep blue.

Pīwakawaka (Burnt Orange)

Pīwakawaka or Fantail is known for its friendly call and energetic flying antics. Pīwakawaka are very friendly and are not afraid to hang around people.

Fantails remain in pairs all year round. Their fan is an adaptation that makes them very manoeuvrable in the air and able to quickly dart about to catch insects in flight. The Pīwakawaka cookie cutter colour represents the beautiful bird’s chest feathers in rusty orange.

Kea(Olive Green)

The Kea is a taonga (treasure) for Māori.

Māori legend tells how the cheeky Kea bird got the beautiful splash of ‘secret’ colour hiding away beneath the Kea’s drab exterior. The Kea looked longingly upon the more brightly coloured feathers of other birds and wished for beautiful plumage. In the middle of the night, the Kea stole some of these brightly coloured feathers and secreted them under his wings before flying away.

These native parrots are highly intelligent and known for their cheeky personalities. The Kea cookie cutter colour represents the bird’s feathers in olive green.

Designed and manufactured in Hamilton, New Zealand.
Made from food-grade polypropylene.
Aluminium dowel insert.

Dishwasher safe on top drawer.
We recommend washing your cookie cutter prior to use.
Allow cookie cutter to cool completely prior to use when washed at high-temperatures.
Dry thoroughly before using on cookie dough.

The pop-starch packaging fill is made from corn starch.
It is sustainable, renewable, compostable and will dissolve in water.
Be kind to the environment, please recycle this cardboard packaging.

Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust 

Hei Manaaki Ngā Kaumātua.
He Korowai Oranga Hei Tau Awhi I Ngā Kaumātua.

Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust is a non-profit charity, established and led by Kaumātua which services the needs of Kaumātua based in Hamilton, Waikato with its vision:

Hei Manaaki Ngā Kaumātua Enhancing the quality of life and wellbeing of Kaumātua.

For more information about the Rauawaaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust, please visit:


REKA: Our Social Enterprise

REKA, Rauawaawa Enterprise for Kaumātua Aspirations: is part of our social enterprise  journey to help enable Kaumātua Aspirations with the first one being agreed by Rauawaaawa Kaumātua as creating a safer, warmer and better age friendly facility for the Kaumātua  of today and tomorrow. Keeping in mind the facility was opened in 1941, Rauawaawa needed  a method to generate an income to help Kaumātua and to upgrade the 1941 facilities, so  Kaumātua at Rauawaawa developed and inspired the Kuki Reka Kani as part of our social  enterprise, REKA.


The cutters and cookies made, packaged and sold locally, nationally and internationally,  provides a huge sense of success for Kaumātua belonging to the Rauawaawa community are often described as inspirational for what can be achieved by other Kaumātua roopu 
throughout Aotearoa. After the pandemic, the Kaumātua of Rauawaawa wanted to support the local community. All cutters and packaging for the cutters are therefore created and manufactured in the Waikato.




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