March 2023 - Survived the Flood in Tairawhiti

Tēnā koutou e te whānau,
    It has been a while since i did my last blog and wow so much has happened already in 2023!
    We are already in the month of March (Not long until my birthday) and can't believe how fast the beginning of this year has gone.  Unfortunately as some of you are aware our region was hit by cyclone Gabrielle so three weeks on from that and our small city is still slowly recovering but obviously there is a lot of mahi that needs to be done within Te Tairāwhiti and up the coast so hopefully those “higher” up people will give a bit of awhi to our region.
    ANYWAY moving along we were fortunate enough that our Whenua shed was ok and now we are back in planning phase and mahi mode.
    For the past couple weeks I have been helping my two girls transition into kindy
    so with that being it was my main focus and mum kind of took the reigns of our Whenua mahi which I am so grateful for.  I guess the good thing about starting up your own pakihi and working towards is that we have you the freedom to run it the way we want to, rather than having set hours.  So working alongside mum has been amazing.
    Now that our son is back at Kura and our girls are settling in well into their new kindy I can have more time to do mahi for our pakihi.
    This year is hopefully going to be a much better ye, and even more exciting because we are planning to bring out more pjs out (for those hōteke/winter seasons) and more exciting planning to hopefully expand our hiripa/slippers range. So those will be our main things for this year – and of course we will also have our main pēpī onesies and hopefully some new, fresh designs.
    But I just wanted to keep this one short for today, as always life is just busy busy, not just pakihi wise but personal wise.  I have committed myself to an 8 week challenge through our gym, doing the whole māmā life routine everyday as well as trying to keep on top of whare duties, cleaning, washing etc, but I have to admit it can get exhausting. 
    Ngā mihi tino nui kia koutou for again supporting us, our little whānau pakihi would not be able to run without our lovely supporters and customers.
    Shevy x