Authentic Māori Art Gallery
Extended Spring and Summer Hours!
We are now open instore in Thames Wednesday to Saturday from 10am! And we do late night Fridays, keeping the doors open for visitors and locals strolling through Grahamstown on their way to the movies, dinner, or a drink at GBD.
Nau mai ki Hōtereni | Come visit us in Thames
Gateway to the Coromandel Peninsula and Heart of Hauraki
Genuine Māori art, crafts and gifts from local Hauraki artists and world famous Māori creatives.
Precious artefacts, hand-made taonga, locally carved pounamu, high end art, traditional Māori crafts, books including Dr Zeuss in te reo Māori! Arohart. Authentic Māori Art Gallery gives you an authentic Māori experience, guaranteeing that everything you see and touch is Māori made and the genuine article.
Paintings, photography, sculptures, carved pieces, colouring books, games and apparel, rongoa, the range is eclectic, beautifully crafted and genuine.
ArohArt. is more than an art shop: it is a heartbeat that keeps its local Māori community alive and celebrates what it means to be from one of the most beautiful places in Aotearoa.
Aroha Hathaway is of Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngā Puhi heritage, but was born in Thames (at the local hospital) and Thames is her home. She’s graced New Zealand’s airwaves and screens for nearly 30 years and contributes to her industry and community at all levels. An artist, performing artist, radio executive board member and Māori celebrator, Aroha now adds the role of Company Director to her kete.
Tikirau Hathaway (Tūhoe, Ngā Puhi and Ngāti Whanaunga certified artist) is in his final year of studying graphic design and currently works as a graphic artist at Mediaworks. He’s an accomplished actor and film and television contributor.