Maori Educational Resources

Pakohe also offer a unique range of wooden jigsaw puzzles (pangarākau), suitable for all preschool children with images of Aotearoa's birds and flowers with bright and colourful pieces that can help with a child's early development. The puzzles have been designed to be both fun and educational for young children. Each individually handpainted puzzle is guaranteed non-toxic and safe to eat although not recommended as part of a nutritional diet! 

Our new range of screen printed jigsaw puzzles will help children to recognise numbers and corresponding names and they will get a sense of the value of our taonga tuku iho (the knowledge and gifts passed down from our ancestors). The names of the objects are printed on the back of each puzzle with a short sentence to use when instructing the children. Numbers 6 to 10 will be added as soon as we complete the design and manufacture of each puzzle.

If you have any questions about our jigsaw puzzles please contact us.


Whare Tauira

Lasercut Model Wharepuni

Large Whare: $480.00 - Measurement: 568mm x 450mm x 222mm
Small Whare: $410.00 - Measurement: 568mm x 445mm x 222mm

This model wharepuni (meeting house) has been designed to be both fun and educational. Learn the names of each individual interlocking part, build and dismantle the whare until you become familiar with the construction and name of each component.
Of course traditional Wharepuni are unique to iwi (tribe) and rohe (area) and the styles may differ.
The names may also differ, however it is up to the learner to place their own identity within the whare.
Paint, decorate and make your own unique Wharepuni to be proud of.

For more information or if you would like to place an order, email us at the address below:
info@pakohe.co.nz

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Korowai Hieke Piupiu
Pangarākau-Korowai
Pangarākau-Hieke
Pangarākau-Piupiu

Lasercut Model Wharepuni
Materials: MDF & Buckram.
Small: 568mm x 445mm x 222mm
Large: 568mm x 450mm x 222mm

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle.
Screen printed tactile kōwhaiwhai border Dimensions: 26cm x 38cm x 8mm
9 pieces

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle.
Screen printed tactile kōwhaiwhai border Dimensions: 26cm x 38cm x 8mm
9 pieces

Korowai Puzzle
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Hieke Puzzle
Piupiu Puzzle
Kete Kono Full Set 1-5
Pangarākau - Kete
Pangarākau - Kono
Pangarākau - Full Set

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle.
Screen printed tactile kōwhaiwhai border Dimensions: 26cm x 38cm x 8mm
9 pieces

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle.
Screen printed tactile kōwhaiwhai border Dimensions: 26cm x 38cm x 8mm
9 pieces

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle.
Screen printed tactile kōwhaiwhai border Dimensions: 26cm x 38cm x 8mm
9 pieces

Kete Puzzle
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Kono Puzzle
Full Set of 5 Puzzles
Kowhai Mānuka Kawakawa
Kowhai - Rongoa
Mānuka - Rongoa Series
Kawakawa - Rongoa Series

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle.
Hand painted with Māori text
Dimensions: 26cm x 38cm x 8mm
9 pieces

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle.
Hand painted with Māori text
Dimensions: 26cm x 38cm x 8mm
9 pieces

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle.
Hand painted with Māori text
Dimensions: 26cm x 38cm x 8mm
9 pieces

Kowhai Puzzle
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Manuka Puzzle
Kawakawa Puzzle
Karaka Kākā Kōtare
Karaka - Rongoa
Kaka - Manu Series
Kotare - Manu Series

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle.
Hand painted with Māori text
Dimensions: 26cm x 38cm x 8mm
9 pieces

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle.
Hand painted with Māori text
Dimensions: 26cm x 38cm x 8mm
9 pieces

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle.
Hand painted with Māori text
Dimensions: 26cm x 38cm x 8mm
9 pieces

Karaka Puzzle
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Kaka Puzzle
Kotare Puzzle
Titi Pounamu Toutouwai Tui
Titi Pounama
Toutouwai
Tui

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle.
Hand painted with Māori text
Dimensions: 26cm x 38cm x 8mm
9 pieces

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle.
Hand painted with Māori text
Dimensions: 26cm x 38cm x 8mm
9 pieces

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle.
Hand painted with Māori text
Dimensions: 26cm x 38cm x 8mm
9 pieces

Titi Pounamu Puzzle
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Toutouwai Puzzle
Tui Puzzle
Pukeko Kororā Kaimoana
Pukeko - Manu Series
Pangarākau - Kono
Kaimoana - Moana Series

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle.
Hand painted with Māori text
Dimensions: 26cm x 38cm x 8mm
9 pieces

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle.
Hand painted with Māori text
Dimensions: 26cm x 38cm x 8mm
9 pieces

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle.
Hand painted with Māori text
Dimensions: 26cm x 38cm x 8mm
9 pieces

Pukeko Puzzle
Korora Puzzle
Kaimoana Puzzle
Ika Tahorā Pāpaka
Ika - Moana Series
Tahorā - Moana Series
Pāpaka - Moana Series

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle.
Hand painted with Māori text
Dimensions: 26cm x 38cm x 8mm
9 pieces

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle.
Hand painted with Māori text
Dimensions: 26cm x 38cm x 8mm
9 pieces

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle.
Hand painted with Māori text
Dimensions: 26cm x 38cm x 8mm
9 pieces

Ika Puzzle
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Tahora Puzzle
Papaka Puzzle
Piharau Tiitii Rākau Tukutuku Panel
Piharau - Moana Series
TiiTii Rākau
Tukutuku Panel

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle.
Hand painted with Māori text
Dimensions: 26cm x 38cm x 8mm
9 pieces

Pine Dowelling
Laser cut Kowhaiwhai pattern
Size - 285mm x 30mm circumference
Sold in pairs

Small Tukutuku Panel
550mm x 650mm with kowhaiwhai border
Various border patterns available.
Made using MDF

Piharau Puzzle
Tiitii Rakau
Small Tukutuku Panel
Kowhaiwhai Stencil Kowhaiwhai Stencil Kowhaiwhai Stencil
Mangopare Putiki Decorative Pattern
Mangopare Hills and Valley Decorative Pattern
Mangopare T Reflect Decorative Pattern

Mangopare
Putiki Inspired Decorative Pattern
Materials - Polypropylene 0.8mm
Sets of 3

Mangopare
Hills & Valley Decorative Pattern
Materials - Polypropylene 0.8mm
Sets of 3

Mangopare
T Reflect Decorative Pattern
Materials - Polypropylene 0.8mm
Sets of 3

Mangopare Design 1
Mangopare Design 2
Mangopare Design 3