Established in 2018, Kids Korowai Founder and Creator, Hiria Faofua (nee Niha) dreamed to empower children throughout Aotearoa (New Zealand) and beyond with Korowai.
The Korowai (feathered cloak) is considered as a Taonga (treasure), an heirloom for whānau (family) to pass down from generation to generation.
A Korowai is not only a beautiful feathered cloak. It's about what it represents, which is all the Mana (strength) from that entire whānau (family). Connecting past and present members through whakapapa (genealogy) at that moment in time. The act of presenting a Korowai to your tamaiti (child) and placing it on them is the physical act of cloaking your love and support around them. A talisman if you will. To protect and guide them through the journey that they are about to embark.
Our aim is to give this unique Korowai experience to every child in NZ. We believe that by each child wearing a Korowai, having this unique experience, it empowers and uplifts them by celebrating their success in front of family and friends. This enables them to be totally present and connected in that moment. To be able to stand firmly in their own Mana (strength). If these are the experiences we, Kids Korowai, can create from birth then I humbly put my future in their hands.
Kids Korowai - Creating Korowai, Creating Leaders
Ko Motatau te Maunga
Ko Hikurangai te Awa
Ko Tau Henare te Marae
Ko Te Orewai te Hapu
Ko Ngati Hine te Iwi
Ko Sonny NIha toku matua
Ko Gloria Kaka toku mama
Ko Warren raua ko Sonny oku tungane
Ko Atirei raua ko Sienna oku tuakana
Ko Charity ratou ko Chatzi ko Charm aku teina
E waru nga tamariki i roto i toku whanau.
Ko Ava ratou ko Carrera ko Pippen aku kotiro
Ko Alfred Faofua toku hoa rangatira
Ko Hiria Aorangi Te Atawhaipono Faofua toku ingoa
Tena koutou, tena koutou,
kia ora tatou katoa