Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Black specials

There's $40 off our 8 seater Puawananga (Clematis) flowered cloth in our BLACK SALE! See it below and all the rest of the specials here.

It's Maori name, Puawananga, reflects its scared status - the child of two stars of the heavens. Rehua, the father whose appearance was the sign of summer coming and Puanga the mother was the food bringer. If her rays twinkled north, a plentiful year was in prospect; if towards the south, a lean year of harvest would follow.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Black Specials!

Our Black Specials have launched and there is a whole range of black items marked down to help support our boys. Go the Blacks! From wallets to tablecloths, knits to cushions. Best to see them all for yourself right here.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

New Zealand inspired tea towels

Here are a few of the stories behind some of our wonderfully popular New Zealand tea towels. Come in to the store to see them for yourself or you can buy online

Homage to Tangaroa (seen below) Now on sale!
A beautiful tea towel all about the coastal sea garden. 
Tangaroa’s coastal sea garden of native  sea weeds and sponges are incorporated in this new tea towel design by K Morison. New Zealand seaweeds  form a charming border pattern and a "floral arrangement" with a paua and other sea creatures as the centre piece.

Aroha Aotearoa (seen above)
Declares our love and respect for Tane’s native kingdom.
Tane Mahuta the Maori god of life, the forests, the birds and human beings created a most special place called Aotearoa. We love this country and we commissioned this Pauanesia tea towel to celebrate Tane Mahuta's kingdom.

Coromandel Vessel (seen below)
Melissa Martin designed a Coromandel inspired tea towel design. She has incorporated Puawananga flowers, Kereru (native wood pigeon), Tui and Piwakawaka birds in her Coromandel vessel surrounded by native moths and fauna. The otahu colourway has a smokey teal background and lime green vessel.

Hauraki Vessel (seen below)
Artist Melissa Martin designed a Hauraki Gulf inspired tea towel design. She has incorporated Kokako, Tieke (Saddleback), Kakariki (yellow crowned Parakeet), Toutouwai (black robin) and Piwakawaka . These are some of the endangered native birds found on Tiritiri Matangi island bird sanctuary.

Takutai Hui | A coastal gathering (see below)
The artwork for this tea towel was taken a painting bylocal artist Melissa Martyn, depicting shoreline, esturaries and dunes birds. It features the Kawau (Cormont), Tara (Tern), Ngutu-parore (Wrybill), Korara (Little Blue Penguin) and many more of our nations beautiful sea birds

We hope to see you soon!
Pauanesia x

Ready for adoption.

Named, tagged and ready for adoption. Say hello to to Teddy, Tama, Thomas, Theo, Tane and Tiago Tuatara! Adoption fee is $39 and all come well trained and full of love to share. In store!

Monday, August 11, 2014


We are pretty proud of our nations wildlife and have a special soft spot for our endangered kakapo. With under 130 left in the world these incredibly handsome and unique parrots need a bit of a hand. They are thought to be the world's oldest living bird and are the world's heaviest parrot!

We donate $10 from every Kakapo sale in our store to Kakapo Recovery, the team dedicated to keeping this beautiful bird alive. Our soft stuffed Kakapo are made especially for us from salvaged textiles and no two are the same.

There are lots of other ways you can directly help the Kakapo Recovery team too including being able to 'adopt a kakapo' and all the information is here on their website. Plus there you can listen to a kakapo 'skkrarrk', 'boom' and 'ching'.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Winter Kiwi

Our Winter Kiwi have been so popular we've even taken a few special orders. Including this fellow, complete with spectacles!

Like all our kiwi everyone on is a one off! Please get in touch on if you'd like a Winter Kiwi of your own.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Wild Abandon.

More beautiful photos shot in our local Auckland but our incredible photography Kate van der Drift.
See her work at Wild Abandon, a visual storytelling project, by the lady herself.

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