Tuhi Tuhi Communications est. 1989.
Tuhi Tuhi is a whānau Māori business that was started in Mercury Lane Auckland City by Virginia Tamanui (of Ngāriki, Te Aitanga a Māhaki/Whakatōhea, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Manu descent). It is a Tamanui-Fransen whānau owned business. In 1992 Tuhi Tuhi moved base to the inner city Auckland and collaborated with Stan Tallon (Samoa, Chinese) to create Pasifika Clothing Co and we set up shop and offices in High Street.
In 2016 Tuhi Tuhi Communications also created a quality, large resolution Ngā Iwi O Aotearoa Map printed on durable YUPO. It was created in answer to the many requests for changes to be made to the old black and white iwi map that we had in TAKOA. The new map reflects the dynamic nature of hapū-iwi relationships and the boundaries and lands they have claimed and re-asserted in and over time - and the Waitangi treaty claims process. Specifically, it gives an indication of the approximate relation of iwi, and some larger hapū, to geography and rohe. Although we haven't been able to accommodate all of your suggestions we love the positive feedback you have given us for the map.
Another "creative outlet" that emerged from Tuhi Tuhi Communications was Te Aka Kūmara o Aotearoa (1993) that we latter branded as TAKOA. Doing TAKOA was initially in response to an awareness about the centrality and power of whanaungatanga for Māori, and the need at the time to draw in, make and maintain a certain quality of connections with each other and too, to be able to share what we uniquely knew and had to give for our collective flourishing. Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou ka ora ai te iwi. TAKOA ON-LINE is still all about that.
TAKOA ON-LINE est. 2017.
TAKOA is a National & International Directory of Māori Organisations, Resource People, Scholarships and Business - an indigenous Māori networking platform - that offers a snapshot each year of who is doing what and where, and an indication of Māori economic, social and cultural capacity. We again say, 'TAKOA is a work in progress' - because it is! TAKOA is about changing and transitioning in order to be responsive and to lift whānau experiences with, and expectations of TAKOA. What we have valued most over the past 24 years, what ever the enterprise, is the support and feedback - good and not so good - we have received which has helped us to bring TAKOA ON-LINE .
For our very first, 20 page 200 listings, edition of TAKOA the cover was painstakingly designed with Letraset, bull gum and coloured pencils. We can laugh now about how it was photocopied, was slightly crooked and that it was riddled with spelling mistakes and errors that tried to spoil our amateur efforts to achieve a professional finish. However, producing that very first and very flawed edition gave us an astonishingly perplexing sense of pride mixed with joy, bubbling excitement and a quiet determination to make it better next time. The launching of TAKOA ON-LINE has given rise to a similar sense of bubbling, quiet and overflow.
TAKOA ON-LINE offers an enhanced breadth of information, optimised navigational user-friendly pull and a visually appealing Māori aesthetic push that is provided with each, but in particular this on-line, edition of TAKOA. We designed our new site with whānau Māori interests in mind. It has always been important to us that we delivered on innovation toward enabling a higher quality of experience for those participating in and using TAKOA.
With TAKOA ON-LINE and updates as-they-happen now possible TAKOA is a powerfully more current, responsive and accessible new-look indigenous Māori networking tool. For those who prefer it; a hard copy of TAKOA 2021 is also available for purchase. We hope you enjoy exploring our latest edition and especially our new on-line platform and, look forward to your feedback. Let us know how we’re doing!