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Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust

Kuki Reka Kani - Hei Matau

Kuki Reka Kani - Hei Matau

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Hei Matau (Fish Hook) shaped cookie cutter

We are thrilled to bring our new design, Hei Matau (Fish Hook) shaped cookie cutter to you. Bring one of a kind Māori designs into your kitchen and make unique Hei Matau shaped cookies with Kaumātua inspired Kuki Reka Kani, loosely translated as cookie cutters.

They also make wonderful gifts for your favourite people, should provide hours of creating and innovating in your own kitchen and the best part is no one else sells cookie cutters quite like these Kaumātua inspired creations. 


  • Food grade polypropylene
  • Aluminium dowel insert
  • Designed and manufactured in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Dishwasher safe (top rack)
  • Wash before use
  • 69mmW x 100mmL x 64mmH


Kuki Reka Kani, loosely translated means cookie cutters. Kuki Reka refers to the delicious cookies that have been made with these cutters. Reka means delicious in Māori and for the purposes of our products Reka also stands for: Rauawaawa Enterprise for Kaumātua Aspirations. We are proud that our products are New Zealand made and that they have been named and lovingly inspired by Kaumātua at Rauawaawa.


Hei Matau (Fish Hook)

Māori legend is embodied in the design, with the belief that the North Island of Aotearoa was once a large fish pulled from the ocean floor by Māui with a fish hook made from his grandmother's jaw bone. 

Māori legend says that the shape of Hawkes Bay is that of Hei Matau, which caught in the side of the fish. Te Ika a Maui, The North Island. 

The Hei Matau symbolises a strong connection to the ocean and also to Tangaroa, God of the Sea. It is a taonga (cultural treasure) and represents not only the land but also fertility, prosperity and safe travels over water. 

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