Waikare Hire has been created by husband and wife team Jared and Amy Adlam. We began our journey through our own wedding plans, struggling to find what we dreamt of for our big day. In particular, we realized that Northland seemed to be missing a unique and adventurous hire company, one which would fit our relaxed and beachy theme.
British by birth, Amy emigrated over here when she was 10. Jared was born and raised for part of his childhood in Northland, descending from Ngāti Kahu – an iwi located in the Far North. Our relationship embodies kotahitanga (unity) between Māori and British, something which has not always been achieved here in our beautiful New Zealand. Together we think we make an excellent team!
You will see the use of Te Reo Māori sprinkled throughout our business. This beautiful culture and language is a passion of ours and we would love to share it with you. We will do our best to always provide a translation beside any Māori words we use.
Now, if you are hesitant to use Te Reo Māori – please don’t feel shy or embarrassed! We both have much to learn still with our Te Reo and will be learning alongside you!! Our Aotearoa is becoming a melting pot of different cultures and we would love to learn about yours. If you would like us to bring something authentic and unique to your event, just get in touch. We would love to hear from you.
Waikare. Rippling Water. The name Waikare was chosen for a myriad of reasons. Our whanau view the Waikare Inlet from their home, we visit frequently and this is where our furniture is lovingly handmade. We are a family that loves the water – we love being in it, near it and looking at it. Lastly the name Waikare fit the need to be readily pronounceable! Not ideal to name ourselves something like Mataitakiueruru Hire is it?
If you are unsure how to pronounce our name, here’s a sneaky tip, just to help you get started.
Wai = water Kare = ripple