'Alohi Polynesian Dance Academy
for the Performing Arts

E pūlama nā liko - Treasure the youth

Hei Tiki –Strongly defined features and robust manner of this symbol is a fine example of classic Maori art. Female hei tiki were worn as talismans of fertility.  

Taiaha – Some tribes believed that this Maori Weapon with brightly shining eyes watched out for the enemy in hostile times. The Taiaha is made from Native Paua Shell and Rimu timber. 

Matau - The Fish Hook ensured fishermen a good catch. This symbol represents Prosperity & Good Luck; a safe journey across land and sea.

Koru – Derived from New Zealands native fern frond, this symbol represents New Beginnings, New Life, Growth & Harmony 

'Alohi Polynesia -New Zealand

Kia Ora! Welcome to our New Zealand gift line. Here is just a sample of what you will find in our Gift Shop that is unique to the Maori culture. Simply place your mouse over the sub-categories under the Maori Heading and enjoy the experience.