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Tēnā koutou katoa..

My name is Ngaio, and I am a ringatoi based out of Ōtautahi. My whakapapa is to Waikato; Ngāti Te Ata, Ngāti Porou and Tauiwi. I have grown up in Ōtautahi and although I have spent some time in other parts of the world, I always end up back in this town. I feel a strong connection with te taiao, and raranga is the main artform that incorporates my whakapapa, creativity and the use of safely sourced natural taonga.

On this website I aim to share my toi with you all. Although I have some pieces immediately available for purchase, I would prefer to make custom pieces for people, so that I can share my mātauranga through the storytelling of different raranga whakairo.

I look forward to continuing to share some snapshots of my life and journey with you on this platform.

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