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This is all about what I do and am involved with life on Pitcairn.

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New Honey Soap

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 3:20 PM

 

PITCAIRN ISLAND HONEY SOAP

Home made soap made on Pitcairn Island using Pitcairn Island Honey.

 

Infused with the frangrance of Frangipani.

 

Soap is wrapped in the skeleton of a dried leaf encased in a Krystal seal bag.

 

Label with Maimiti Haven exclusive designed label.

Please check out webstore as well as shop at Maimiti Haven page.

This soap is beautiful and I have made sure it is wrapped in PI charm.

AUTE PITCAIRN TAPA 2012 FOR SALE

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 4:40 PM

ANOTHER 2012 PITCAIRN TAPA FOR SALE

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 4:40 PM

2012 PITCAIRN TAPA FOR SALE

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Aute Tapa made by Meralda Warren available. Please check out Tapa for sale 2012 page www.meraldaonpitcairn.com

End of year supply ship

Posted on September 22, 2012 at 7:10 PM

The Claymore ll is due here around the 23rd of November with our supplies.

Our next mail out will be around the first week of December 2012.

Please if you need anything please contact meralda on [email protected] and I will try my best to help.

 

Meralda

Maimiti Haven Coffee

Posted on September 22, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Maimiti Haven Coffee season is over. I am picking just a few beans as the season is almost over.

One of the best tasting PI coffee ever. The trees are starting to flower again so heres hoping the season will start early and I have time to pick the rich ripe beans next year.

Thank you to the ones who ordered my roasted coffee for the rich taste and aroma of Pitcairn Pure coffee.

Pitcairn Coffee

Posted on September 4, 2012 at 6:35 PM

The season is late and there is a limited supply for this mail out closing on 10th September.

You can still place your order for the next Claymore ll mail out in December.

The valleys have a sprinkling of red berries as the waether had plummeted the coffee crop this year. The fantastic thing is the coffee that I have just processed are amazing. the aroma as I roasted it in the new Cafe roaster is mouth watering. the aroma fills my home Maimiti Haven with a comfortable homely smell.

Chaeck out the webstore. you can see both beans and ground are available.

 

Thank you so much.

Oihanu fer Hitaurevareva

Posted on August 11, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Oihanu fer Hitaurevareva.

Meaning God of culture for the land far away.

Hitaurevareva is what the polynesians called Pitcairn Island long before the English named it Pitcairn Island after major Pitcairn.

This is a tapa made from Aute. I made this for a client Enric. He asked that i design it with the Petroglyph symbols that are found on the cliff face at Down Rope.

This piece is designed using nautural dys which I made from the doowi nut smoke and also from the doowi bark. The yello dye is from the bark of the root of the Nano tree.

It took me several weeks to make the tapa and a good week of designing. even as I write I still add dye to some areas where I have already applied several layers.

 

 

Hat weaving

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 10:05 PM

 

Mixing the old tradition with the new, I have taken to weaving hats like Great Aunty bernice who taught my mum the many different plaits. I started and am now hooked at making the Maimiti Haven Hats. Mum helped with making flowers from woven pandana's and even got creative using some of my tapa cloth to make the flwer seen in the center of the hei.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like a Maimiti Haven Hat.

 

June 2012

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 9:50 PM

So much has happened over the past month that it is hard to know where to begin.

End of may bought our supply ship from New Zealand loaded with supplies. for me to have a replacement printer was an added bonus to my limited office supplies. Now it only takes seconds to print a page and not 1 hour. My Brother Jay need medical attention on his left hip and may need a hip replacement so on Junw 2nd he left Pitcairn with wife Carol who needed her pacemaker checked and grandson Ralph who will be going to Longburn Colledge in pamerston North next month when term starts.

We continued on and have been hosting a guest from SOPAC. Joy is a delight to have. she is from Soloman Island but have been working in Fiji for 8 years. Surveying the island and maping water supplies kept her busy for 10 days. Working with Shawn, her collegues and me we covered most of the Island with her dragging her instrument and GPS pinpointing the satellites and getting an accurate reading.

Next came a film crew from Piolet Productions. They are doing the TV show Globe Trekker and it was great to meet them and be a part of their story.

Being involve with the kids in culture class we sang our hearts out and had fun with Zay harding teaching him Pitcairn words and stories.

Saturday afternoon we had a feast for lunch but it was a special time for we celebrated our Charlenes 33rd Birthday and also a farewell meal for our SOPAC friends. our family have shrunk to 10 now the others are of Island and Carols dad and his partner have returned to USA. But spirits are high and we enjoyed the time together.

Goodbye's were said at the Landing as the longboat made 2 trips out to Claymore ll. One for film crew benefit and one for real when the took everything and everyon who were going and people who were going for the thrill of a longboat ride.

Hardly the boat had left when we saw 2 frollicing spotted stingrays courting in the ripples just of the jetty.

What a great time had by all. With a slight improvement of internet, I hope to post more.

See you soon.


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