Kea Kids News: Teen artist paints gumboot moko designs for Whakatane’s fanciest feet

Have you ever wanted your whakapapa displayed artistically? How about on your feet?

Kea Kids News spoke with Malachi Kurei, who paints epic moko designs on the humble gumboot.

Kea Kids reporter Tanira Karauria (11) found out why Kurei chose rubber boots to express his artistic side.

“My family and I love rubber boots and we thought it would be a unique area that no one else would be interested in.”

Kea Kids News spoke to Malachi Kurei, who paints epic moko designs on the humble gumboot!

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Kea Kids News spoke to Malachi Kurei, who paints epic moko designs on the humble gumboot!

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Moko has always been a passion for Kurei. He used to draw moko on his arms in school.

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Designed for kids by kids, Kea Kids News aims to engage tamariki aged 7-11 and get them excited about current affairs and current affairs. If you have a topical advice for Kea Kids News, please email: [email protected]

Kea Kids News is funded by NZ On Air to EH EH. New bulletins broadcast every Wednesday and Friday at 12 noon on stuff.co.nz/Kea.

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