Tehani Buchanan

Tehani Buchanan (she/her/ia) is a teacher of te reo Māori, Senior Advisor for a Government org, writer, māmā of two and curator of life. Born in Rarotonga, she is of Cook Islands Māori and Scottish descent and is the eldest daughter of Cook Islands artist, painter Timothy Manavaroa Buchanan.

Finding joy in interiors and fashion styling, creative direction, writing and conceptual experiences, Tehani’s creativity centres on life experiences as a healing practice, self-expression and indigenous reclamation.

Tehani is based in Porirua, Te Whanganui-a-Tara with her two children, Amalija & Gabrijel and is committed to raising her children in their culture and reo rangatira.

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