We’ve made this book for you to take some time out, to take a breath, to invite the colours and energy of Hīnātore into your wairua.
May you flow through the waters of life with lightness and ease in everything you do.
I hangaia tēnei pukapuka kia noho ai koe ki te whakatā, he tānga manawa, he pōhiri i ngā tae me te hihiri o Hīnātore ki roto i tō wairua.
Kia rere atu koe i ngā wai o te ora, kia mahea, kia māmā, kia ngāwari ngā āhuatanga katoa ki a koe.
Maungarongo (Ron) Te Kawa of Ngāti Porou has been working prolifically in the arts, community development and education across Aotearoa New Zealand for decades. Using sewing as a conduit to connect with people, his legendary workshops have given countless participants the confidence to create and express with fabric.
Kua roa a Maungarongo (Ron) Te Kawa o Ngāti Porou e mahi tōnui ana i roto i te ao toi, te whanaketanga hapori me te mātauranga puta noa i Aotearoa mō ngā hia tekau tau. Mā te whakamahi i te tuitui hei ara tūhonohono ki te tangata, e hia kē nei ngā kaiwhakauru ki ōna hui awheawhe rongonui i whai manawanuitanga ki te waihanga me te whakapuaki mā te papanga.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Ron Te Kawa: Hīnātore: A Love Story, 19 June – 10 October 2021 at Objectspace.