A Leaf Out of a Book

I’ve decided to start posting pages from my up and coming “KOHATU” book that will be a collection of the 365 stories from the Rock a Day project I completed in 2011.

It has been a huge undertaking, huger than I expected but also very exciting! The process of going back over each day, reading through the stories, comments that have been posted by people who had in some way connected with the stones, this has reminded me of the importance of this project.

Each stone became a stepping stone, not only for me but for many around the world and in creating this book, the words, images and stones will become a timeless memory whose stories will still be as relevant in 10, or 20 or 50 years time, as they are now.

It will be nice to look back when I’m a kuia (grandmother) and say oh I remember that project and still marvel at the wonderful connection and conversation that went on during the year.

So enjoy this post – there are more gems to come!


Jo x


  1. Kia ora sister,

    Wow, amazing! I have just been viewing your rocks again on Facebook, so inspirational and healing e hoa.

    The reverberations of your mahi continue long after the stone is painted, gifted or shared. Each creating new life or contributing to new hope and dreams.

    Thank you for sharing your taonga and the taonga that is you:-)

    Ka nui te ngakau,

    Terri Ripeka x

    1. Kiaora sis!! Ae, it’s wonderful to look back and enjoy the kōrero again and again even a year later! Such a wonderful project, I want to do another one, not sure what yet, but something – once I’ve finished this book! And so many connections and kind words shared by many, I could also make a book from all the kōrero shared!

      Lovely to hear from you sis xox

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