Paua Heart Penguin

by Tina Dudley on September 25, 2014

in Animal World, Kiwiana

Paua Heart Penguin

This little guy loves Christmas in New Zealand. He is cute in Paua shell . This ornament is perfect to send to a friend over seas. We can personalise this ornament with any message that you choose. Love from New Zealand is our most popular message. Price is $12.00

Video Door Bells In Japan

by Tina Dudley on August 22, 2013

in Japan

Since being in Japan I am a little confused over safety. Everyone says how safe Japan is, but there are bars on many windows in Japan. They also have many pull down metal doors. There is not much graffiti in Japan so that is a plus. So if Japan is so safe than why all […]

Japanese Cross Cultural Training

by Tina Dudley on August 22, 2013

in Japan, What's New

I found cross cultural training to be very interesting. The purpose of the classes was to give us in sight into the Japanese culture on how to conduct business and how basically not to offend the country of Japan. There are so many rules and so many customs. I know at some point I will […]

The Japanese Toilet or the Ben Jo Experience

by Tina Dudley on July 23, 2013

in Japan, What's New

  Ah this is a blog of immense awaking to the art of using a toilet. Not to gross you out or give away too many personal details. But I have often wondered if having a biday would enhance my life and make certain things in my life more comfortable. The answer is YES. I […]

Department Stores in Japan

by Tina Dudley on July 15, 2013

in Japan, What's New

Department Stores in Japan Well so far we have gone to three departments stores as we are surrounded by stores here at the Tachikawa Palace hotel. Each store has their own variety of merchandise. But they all have one thing in common, one does not simply walk into the store when it opens, you are […]

Our Second Day…

by Tina Dudley on July 14, 2013

in Japan

Well This is our second full day in Japan. I am exhausted and I feel like I have been run over with a truck. I hope this feeling ends soon. So much has happened I need to start some where so, At the airport I am once again reminded that I am not a famous […]

Christmas Duckling

25 September 2012
Christmas Duckling

Price: NZD 12.00 Available as pictured only. This little guy is perfect for a baby shower gift or for A Baby’s First Christmas Present. We can personalise this ornament any way you wish.

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Pukeko Applique Red Boot

25 September 2012
Pukeko Boot

In New Zealand the Pūkeko is mentioned in the Māori myth ‘How the Kiwi lost her wings’ in which several birds of the forest are asked to come down from the trees to eat the bugs on the ground and save the forest, but all give excuses except the Kiwi who is willing to give […]

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Paua Dolphin Heart

25 September 2012
Paua Heart Dolphin

Did you go for a swim with the dolphins while you were in New Zealand? Well even if the water was too cold for you to take a dip and have a swim you can at least take a dolphin heart home with you to remember your trip to New Zealand. We can personalise this […]

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Paua Shell Geckos Hearts

25 September 2012
Paua Heart Gecco

[singlepic id=270 w=320 h=240 float=center   There are two genra of geckos native to New Zealand. Geckos are often a target for wildlife theives. So don’t take our native Geckos but you may take a Paua Shell Gecko heart with you. Price $12.00

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Koru Heart Applique

25 September 2012
Applique Heart Koru

A koru is in the shape of a spiral, which depicts the opening of a fern frond. It represents new life, new beginnings, positive change, personal growth, harmony, peace, tranquility as well as awakening. It means that everything is reborn and represents hope for the future. It also depicts the expression of affection in the […]

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Pikorua Twist Applique on Red Boot

25 September 2012
Triple Twist Boot

The pikorua or double twist – crossover design represents two new fern shoots growing intertwined. It takes its meaning in the joining of cultures, lovers or friendships. This shape represents a bonding of friendship and loyalty, two lives becoming one for eternity. It represents the joining of many people, or cultures for eternity. Price is […]

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Matau – Hook Applique

25 September 2012
Applique Fish Hook

The hook has aways been a very important tool to the Maori. It allowed them to fish and to provide for their tribes.  Fishing provided the major part of what the Maori call Kai Moana, which means ‘Food from the sea’. Far from its once useful and determining usage, the fish hook is nowadays an […]

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Pohutukawa Flower Small Applique

25 September 2012
Pohutukawa Small

  The pohutukawa tree (Metrosideros excelsa) with its crimson flower has become an established part of the New Zealand Christmas tradition. This iconic Kiwi Christmas tree, which often features on greeting cards and in poems and songs, has become an important symbol for New Zealanders at home and abroad. This Ornament makes a great gift […]

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Applique Pukeko Heart

25 September 2012
Applique Pukeko

This ornament is so light weight it fits inside of a Christmas card. We can personalise this ornament any way you wish. Love from New Zealand is our most popular message. Price is $12.00

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Flying Kiwi

25 September 2012
Flying Kiwi

[singlepic id=359 w=320 h=240 float=cente I like to call this  ornament Wings over Wanaka. This little Kiwi brid loves to fly. He is an overseas traveler. He is cute and very Kiwiana. Price is 12.00

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Santa Wine Bottle Gift Tag

25 September 2012
Santa Wine Bottle gift tag[singlepic id=499 w=320 h=240 float=center   Have you ever given a bottle of wine away as a gift and felt that you needed to tie a card around the bottle to complete the gift. Well not any more. Our festive christmas decoration says it all. You can have this decoration personalised any way you wish. […]
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Paua Heart

25 September 2012
Paua Heart

  I love the Paua shell. The first thought I had when I saw the paua shell is what could I do with that for my christmas ornaments line. This one is called Paua Center. Price is $12.00

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