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Best of the Best: Our favourites from the Ngā Aho Award finalists

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Best of the Best: Our favourites from the Ngā Aho Award finalists

Design can reflect our identity and our unique corner of the world by highlighting our indigenous culture, heritage and sense of place. In celebration of Māori Language week, here are some of our favourite picks from the Best Awards Ngā Aho category finalists, which celebrates Māori design.

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