Authentic Māori Art Gallery


Thanks to Creative NZ, this little website is keeping our little piece of art heart pumping. That means we have been able to tautoko our kaimahi toi Māori nō Hauraki and our wider art community through some of the perils of this changing art landscape.   

If you are an artist needing support, please contact us here.  We are more than happy to help guide you through some of the options available for toi Māori and to point you in the direction of those who are doing cool funding initiatives to keep our artistic world turning.

‘He aroha whakatō, he aroha puta mai!


Our local NZ Post Shop has even given us a new way to send out orders so that we can send your little piece of art heart as soon as we can.  ‘As soon as we can’ now means it could take a couple of weeks thanks to the splurge of online shopping.  We are really sorry about the delays.  We hope you can hang in there with us!  Again, thank you.  Our ArohArt whānau is pretty amazing. 

Stay safe and keep being the wonderful kind people you are!


Our physical gallery will not be opening until Level One.


Our free classes will make a comeback at Level One.

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 BCE (Tūhoe, Ngati Kahungunu, and Ngā Puhi), has been an 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 Hathaway is a Unitec, Ngā Puna O Waiōrea and Te Uru Karaka graduate.