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Visionaries & knowledge holders.

Te Wānanga Whare Tāpere o Takitimu, has been pivotal in the renaissance of te reo Māori me ōna tikanga the length and breadth of the traditional boundaries of Kahungunu.

“The kaupapa provides a safe Takitimu centric space for all age groups. They have successfully created an exciting and holistic learning environment for children, students, parents and grandparents”.


Te Wānanga Whare Tāpere o Takitimu are made up of Te Kōhanga reo, a kura, wharekura, Kahurangi Dance Company and Wānanga. Learners across these learning environments span an age range from babies to kaumatua and kuia – led by strong influential visionaries and knowledge holders. We were tasked with designing a cross-agency report, featuring a tohu design – a rakau (tree), that tells the story of the past, present and future.

  • Strategy

    Design direction

  • Design

    Design & layout, Art direction

  • Client

    The Education Review Office | Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga (ERO)


Te Waka Hourua Arotake Mātauranga – Hei Rāranga i Te Tira is the driving metaphor...

Utilising illustration, we took the essence of ‘Waka hourua’ and ‘hei rāronga i te tira’ and weaved these elements throughout the design. This is the driving metaphor for ERO’s leadership vision, strategy and actions.

A three-page centre spread creates a pullout poster of the waka.

Before After
The team

From the collective
desk of tangerine.

Creative design

— Tangerine

Concept sketches

— Isobel Joy Te Aho-White

Final lineart

— Tangerine


Like what you see?

We’re a team of creatives – excited about our next project. Seeing is believing, and believing is everything. That’s one reason of many we’re not called beige.