Authentic Māori Art Gallery


Tues – Sat 11am – 3pm

Closed Sun, Mon

Or you can SHOP ONLINE anytime!

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.

You’ll also find t-shirts and hats that celebrate Thames and Hauraki region, all designed and created by the owners, mother and son duo Aroha and Tikirau Hathaway.

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. 

ArohArt. has become a hub for all things Māori.  Free te reo Māori and weaving classes take place on a regular basis with more workshops being added to the calendar frequently.

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) BCE, is an accomplished actor and film and television contributor.  He’s grown up in radio, film and television, and developed a love for visual art and design.  Tikirau is a Ngā Puna O Waiōrea and Te Uru Karaka graduate.  

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