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KUKI REKA KANI

Kuki Reka Kani Mara 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.

We are thrilled to bring you Kuki Reka Kani's new “Māra” set of 3 cookie cutters. An acknowledgement of Aotearoa’s botanicals, this set includes the Pōhutukawa (whero-red), Kawakawa (kakariki-green), and Kōwhai (Kōwhai-yellow) 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.

The Māra set is the first to involve Rangatahi in the design process, working closely alongside MWDesign and Kaumātua to create these wonderful gifts for your favourite people.

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

Dimensions;
Pōhutukawa = W77mm x L88mm x H67mm (Depth 10mm)
Kawakawa = W73mm x L75mm x H67mm (Depth 10mm)
Kōwhai = W63mm x L98mm x H67mm (Depth 10mm)

Pōhutukawa New Zealand Christmas Tree)

The Pōhutukawa for Māori is a sacred tree, legend tells of the young Māori warrior, Tawhaki and his attempt to find help in heaven to avenge his father's death. He subsequently fell to earth and the bright red flowers are said to represent his blood. Potentially the most famous Pōhutukawa in Māori legend is a small, old tree near Cape Reinga where the spirits of the dead pass on their way to the next world.

Also known as the New Zealand Christmas tree, Pōhutukawa are often found in coastal areas and are well known for their large, red flowers on display around Christmas time. The Pōhutukawa cookie cutter represents the flower of the tree in all its beautiful whero/red glory.

Kawakawa (Pepper Tree)

The Kawakawa for Māori is a source of rongoa, used for medicinal purposes in matters ranging from stomach ailments, bladder problems and even toothache. Wāhine Māori in certain areas will also wear a wreath of Kawakawa on their head during a tangi/funeral ceremony as a sign of mourning.

Also known as the pepper tree, the Kawakawa is a small, densely-branched shrub/tree with gorgeous heart-shaped leaves. The Kawakawa cookie cutter represents the beautifully shaped leaf in a striking deep green.

Kōwhai (Yellow)
Kōwhai is the Māori word meaning yellow, and the Kōwhai tree, a native of New Zealand is well known for their bright and beautiful yellow flowers that are also regarded as one of New Zealand’s unofficial national flowers. There are several species, some having healing properties such as solutions made from boiling the bark or leaves for applying to cuts, wounds and infections. In Māori folklore the Kōwhai is a Puawānanga tree.

Puawānanga was said to be the child of the stars Puanga (Rigel in Orion) and Rehua (Antares in Scorpio). In some traditions, the appearance of Puanga signalled winter and Rehua summer – Puawānanga trees flower in the months between them.

The Kōwhai cookie cutter design showcases the bright yellow of the Kōwhai flowers whilst also capturing the flowers, pods and leaf stem in its shape.

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: www.rauawaawa.co.nz

 

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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