About Us

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Georgina MANuel + Lisa AWAtere
MAN+AWA = MANAWA
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The word Manawa in te reo Māori, the indigenous language of Aotearoa New Zealand, translates to mean heart of either a person or seat of affections, patience, tolerance, breath.
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At the heart of this business, is the desire to offer wahine taketake (indigenous women) beautiful, quality items that showcase our indigenous heritage.
Manawa - is a pakihi Māori (Māori business) made up of two halves of one heart.
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The first half of MANAWA is Georgina (aka George, G, Horhey) who brings her immense knowledge in retail and business management, recruitment and all-round amazingness to get the wheels in this pakihi moving and crunches the numbers to keep us on track. 
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The second half of MANAWA is Lisa (aka Leese, Boss, Tex) who brings some creative ideas to the table and comes with a whole lot of drive and determination to get the little jobs done.
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Together, we are able to draw on each other's strengths and form an exciting pakihi to offer you meaningful items that acknowledge our heritage.
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