One day while picking up his son from kohanga reo Dr Johnson Witehira noticed something. The tools the kids were using in the sandpitt were all European in origin; trowels, small forks and spades. Knowing that Māori once had our own gardening tools, Witehira wondered, can we make new tools for our kids? One's that are from here. Aotearoa.
This is where the seeds of Paku, and our first Paku products came from. These are the Paku Toki and Paku Timo, a reimagining of some of the traditional agricultural tools used in Aotearoa.