Haere mai, nau mai, haere mai
My name is Leigh Rau and with my whanau we created Kanikani Kids in 2004.
I am of Ngati Raukawa decent, Otaki and my husband Tahi, is Ngati Tipa, Port Waikato. We live in Otaki with our daughter Aroha.
Our focus today is as a Māori Resource provider, and we offer a range of contemporary traditional Māori resources.
The costumes we make are designed for Kohanga, pre-schools, schools, adult Kapahaka and home.
Our Piupiu have the traditional Taniko weaving incorporating hard wearing contemporary fabric.
The costumes are available in standard colours of red, black and white BUT can be made in your early childhood service or Kapahaka colours.
Our costumes are multi-fit, reversible, durable, machine washable.
We are delighted to offer a discount of 10% to ChildForum ECE Service members on purchases over $200. (postage extra). But you must include the discount code (which is shown below for members) at the time of placing your order.
See below also for more information on our full range and a price list.
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