About us

Ko Te-Rina toku ingoa.
My name is Te-Rina and I am the owner of Poi Yeah!
My upbringing was richly encapsulated in Te Ao Māori (Māori world view) and I wanted to share my knowledge, skills and taonga (treasures) with my pēpi's (baby’s) daycare centre, by helping them incorporate tikanga Māori (Māori customs) and cultural experiences. We celebrated Matariki (Maori New Year) by making Poi and Titi Tōrea tī rakau (rythmic sticks) with the tamariki (children) and from there Poi Yeah! was then created, by the love my daughter had for swinging her poi to our NZ classic waiata Poi E!
I am a young and busy mama to 2 girls aged 5 and 2. I am currently studying Business and Finance to now managing our family business.
Poi were traditionally used to increase hand eye co-ordination, strengthening of the arms and hand dexterity and flexibility. Poi are now used through interactive play, waiata and kapa haka.
Through Poi Yeah! I now have the opportunity to share these taonga worldwide, they make amazing gifts for any occasion - especially for those overseas who want a taste of home through Kiwiana.
 
Ko Maungakiekie te maunga
Ko Waitematā te moana
Ko Māhuhu Ki Te Rangi te waka
Ko Tumutumuwhenua te marae
Ko Tuperiri te tangata
Ko Ngā Oho, ko Te Taoū, ko Te Uringutu ngā hapū
Ko Ngāti Whātua te iwi
Ko Te-Rina ahau