At 12 years old I started my business making poi. The name Pōtiki Poi acknowledges the great Māori leader Tahu Pōtiki and also means “youngest child”. In January 2019, my mum gave birth to Apiteniko my youngest sibling. He was born with Down Syndrome and the name acknowledges his special place within my whānau.
I am passionate about creating poi that are eco-friendly with re-usable resources. I want to make sure we are not adding to our global waste problems.