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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

World's first Maori-speaking kids doll

World's first Maori-speaking kids doll
- A couple's creation of Te Reo Maori speaking dolls have proved an instant hit among Kiwis with the product racing out the doors.
Rotorua couple Kristin Ross and Hohepa Tuahine started the idea of the Pipi Ma dolls after deciding to raise their children in a Maori-speaking household.
Their young daughter asked if she could have a talking doll, so the couple went shopping for a Maori speaking version only to find there was nothing suitable.
The pair then put their minds together and created the Pipi Ma Maori speaking doll.
The Pipi Ma dolls come in four characters: Poi-twirling Pipi, green-haired Hura, bespectacled Titoki and number-loving Pitau Potiki.