Donna Kerridge is a tohunga of Rongoā Māori, although she doesn’t describe herself as that.
Kristin Ross is an entrepreneur, a producer and a creative. If you have tamariki, you will likely know her best as the founder and creator of the first Māori speaking dolls, and associated cartoon, Pipi Mā.
The full time artist is a bark cloth maker and currently living in Turanga (Gisborne). Her Aute pieces are adorned with celestial patterns, combining ancestral knowledge of Kapa and star navigation.
Hinewirangi is one of those kuia that you want to sit with for hours. Her knowledge, her experience and her stories, are mesmerising. She is a writer and poet. An activist and a tohunga of taonga puoro. She has worked in rape crisis centres and, in prison rehabilitation.
Hana Tapiata is a lifestyle blogger living by indigenous philosophies and mātauranga Māori. Her passion is promoting tūpuna mātauranga in as many different mediums, and on as many different platforms, as possible.