"He mea whakaawe ēnei kete nā te tāone o Rotovegas. Ahakoa i waihangatia ēnei kete i tērā tekau tau, kei te pā tonu ēnei take ki a tātou, arā, ko ngā hua o ngā momo kai hokohoko o te ao whānui me te haukotinga o te whakarauoratanga o te reo. He nui tonu ngā mahi hei whakatutuki mā tātou.
"Otirā, kei reira tonu ngā mea pai, arā, ko te whakarauoratanga o te ao ōhanga Māori tētahi, nō muri iho i ngā whakataunga Tiriti a ngā iwi. Mā te hihiri o te Māori ka whanake tonu taua kaupapa, heoi, ko te pae tawhiti tonu tērā. Ko wai ka tohu, hei ngā tau e heke mai nei, ka kite pea tātou i ētahi kete whakapaipai tūturu e tohu ana i te whakarauoratanga o te reo me te ao ōhanga Māori."
"These Rotovegas-inspired kete feel even more relevant than when I made them 10 years ago. With issues such as the global effects of fast food and static te reo recovery, there is still much work to be done.
"On a positive note, economic revitalisation for Māori is now a possibility with significant Treaty settlements for many iwi. We can start building on that with lots of Māori ingenuity, however, there is a long road ahead. Who knows, in years to come my fantasy kete could represent Māori economic reality."