Whakataukī are commonly referred to as proverbs/ sayings - but they often open the door to appreciating many parts of te ao Māori. They can be applied in many settings, in speeches, affirmations, sharing stories, learning places etc. They most often have very deep meaning beyond a simple message or saying, especially in relation to significant events, places or people. On a day to day basis, they can be used as affirmations or assisting in ones ongoing reo journey.
Whakataukī are proverbs/ sayings etc where the original speaker/ author/ composer is not known, whereas Whakatauākī can be attributed to the original source.
We have re-designed and expanded our sets of Whakataukī /Whakatauākī cards so they may be purchased fully (set of 24 cards in total), or in smaller sets of 6 with a common theme.
The sets of Whakataukī /Whakatauākī cards (6 in each set) are grouped as follows, and are in 2 design options - Rangi (Sky colour palette) & Papa (Earth colour palette) - A6 sized, 350GSM satin matt card.
Whenua: These whakataukī / whakatauākī reflect ideas of land, foundations, and the benefits of productivity
Manaakitanga: These whakataukī / whakatauākī reflect ideas of caring for yourself and others
Wawata: These whakataukī / whakatauākī reflect aspirations for yourself and others
Whakaoho: These whakataukī / whakatauākī reflect motivations for yourself and others
Please see images for details of the Whakataukī /Whakatauākī in each set