The Poi Room: Now open in Ponsonby


The Poi Room offers two wonderful retail destination stores in the hub of Osborne Street, Newmarket, and the hip Lot 3 development in MacKelvie Street, just off Ponsonby Road.

For exquisite New Zealand paintings, prints, ceramics, clothing – to name a few categories – The Poi Room is without a doubt my go-to store. Melanie and her team at The Poi Room offer an enjoyable shopping experience combined with an unbeatable range of top New Zealand artists.

The Ponsonby Store opened in August 2015, and is a gorgeous boutique space set amongst some of the best fashion stores and eateries.

As well as an evolving on-line store, The Poi Room is continuing to grow and is now Aotearoa’s go-to place for New Zealand-made art objects, artisan jewellery and contemporary wall art.

The work for sale is expertly curated to showcase the best of New Zealand. Authentic Maori taonga (treasures), premium corporate giftware, and a comprehensive body of unique products are on offer.

Melanie-Jane and Clayton Smith (the owners of The Poi Room) have been in business for 8 years and live and breathe the New Zealand story.

Melanie-Jane (Ngati Porou), Creative Director, is extremely passionate about contemporary Maori works, outstanding art objects, and treating oneself to works that have that ‘heart flutter’ moment.  Clayton (Financial Director), is the other half of The Poi Room equation and controls in amongst many other things, the project management and ‘figures’ sector to this dynamic duo.

Optimum customer service and ongoing satisfaction are the focus of The Poi Room instore staff.  Relationships are number one for the team, and fulfilling the customer’s needs and wants are skills embodied in the team.

So, for that wonderful gift made in this fabulous country, for a special occasion, (or just because), take yourself to The Poi Room.


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