Cherry Te Peeti-Tapurau is a descendent of Ngai Tahu, Ngati Tuwharetoa and Rangitane.
Cherry carves pounamu in a manner of Tikanga and Kawa and embraces the teaching of her Kai ako (teacher), which has enabled her to have a direct link to the Atua and her Tupuna.
"As a Maori Wahine I believe we need to be strong in all aspects of our lives. I feel blessed to be able to share my work and pass on the aroha that I feel when creating a precious Taonga. I embrace the never ending knowledge of my Tupuna and forever will be their humble student ''Ahakoa he iti, he pounamu'".