Karen Starkey was named the overall winner at the Kaikōura Matariki fashion show in late June. Here is a small kōrero from her.

The taonga was a moemoeā (dream) to make, using traditional processes with a modern and contemporary twist.

My mother, Lexie Starkey made the taonga I call, Mana Tāne from fibre and feathers for the opening of Ōmaka Marae. This was  a very long process and it was a dream that her whānau would continue this mahi. This was the traditional taonga that lead us from the old to the new as per the whakaaro of Matariki that I believe in. [Read more…]