Vanessa Hancock


  1. A spare spud for that unexpected guest. This is a great way of honouring my Dad’s beautiful manaakitanga legacy.
  2. Seeds. As I work on the garden, the garden works on me….
  3. The painting of Tāmati Wāka Nene. After years of ‘wondering’ our family are honoured to be part of this amazing peacemaker’s whānau.
  4. A photo of Vetin – a one month old baby girl who was found alive and well after being trapped under rubble for five days after the quakes hit in Turkey on February 6, 2023. I just adore this photograph – a reminder to us all that miracles are real.
  5. A bottle of Watties Tomato Sauce because you never know who will be in the great outdoors with you to not just enjoy the views, but the fish and chips too!