MEET THE TAHI FAMILY
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Kia Ora beautiful people! My name is Jackie, I grew up in Otautahi, Christchurch, and spent a lot of time on the West Coast of the South Island in a beautiful place called Moana, here I would spend time in the bush and in the lake, this is the place where I discovered the magical powers of nature. I focus mostly on the production of tahi, I lovingly hand make each oil from our earth whare in Northland, Aotearoa. I love working with plants and I believe we can harmoniously connect with them and with our environment to develop a deeper understanding of ourselves and of one another. I also love to connect with and work with people, with community, if you would like to work with tahi in some way or want to chat about your skin I would love to hear from you. 

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Nate grew up in the Bay of Islands, his tribe is Ngāti Kahungunu from the Hawke’s Bay area. Growing up he spent a lot of time in the bush with his Dad and has continued to take the time to connect with the land, his desire and commitment to time in our forest has helped him better understand the environment he comes from and develop a deep connection to it. Nate works on product development for tahi and the development of sustainable production systems, he hopes to see that we can work together as a community and is passionate about biodiversity and restoring the whenua in Aotearoa. As well as being the tane behind tahi, Nate has a small business called Old House Trading, he focuses on sustainable and alternative building. 

Over time, together with our friends and whānau, we created tahi skincare with the desire to share it with the people.

Our oils are handmade in small batches from our home in Whangarei Heads below Mt Manaia. Here we are building a space that focuses on gaining self-sufficiency, sustainability, and being somewhere people feel they can authentically express themselves.

OUR EARTH WHARE
Mt Manaia
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The extended family

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Laine is an earthly soul who has been a part of tahi’s journey right from its birth. She is of Ngāpuhi descent and grew up with rongoa Maori (traditional Maori medicine) being a part of her way of life. "Growing up with native plants as they grow, we slowly bind, becoming one." Currently living in Sydney, Laine does a lot of tahi’s content creation and social media work. Laine is also an artist and has a business called Bespoke Weaving, inspired by her Maori heritage she hand-weaves beautiful wall hangings and teaches others her techniques at her workshops.

Tahi_Skincare_Indigo_and_Iris_Hannah
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Hannah loves to work with small, consciously-minded businesses, she is passionate about changing the traditional business model by taking what has been learnt in the past and applying modern ideologies that have merit. She currently lives in Ōtautahi (Christchurch), her whanau descend from the Wairarapa area and her iwi is Ngāti Kahungunu. In Christchurch Hannah runs a business called Indigo and Iris, a beauty brand that gives a damn, is a marriage celebrant and a business consultant. Hannah works with tahi offering advice, taking care of our wonderful stockists and caring for our oils before they are shipped away to you. 

~ We are one. Kotahi tātou. ~