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					 5     Owls Woodcraft
28a Church St, Opotiki
T. 07 315 5622 E. owlsjoinery@xtra.co.nz
W. www.owlschoppingboards.co.nz
                              Owls create a great variety
                              of intricately designed, top-
                              quality wooden chopping
                              boards, from beautiful,
                              predominantly native, timbers.
                              Owls are also specialists
                              in producing chopping and                  Rerehau Gordine
                              butcher’s blocks, a stylish
                              addition to any kitchen. These
                              boards and blocks are also
                                                                                                                               Grant Ward
                              sold throughout the country
                              in specialty retail and gift                                       Yvette van Raders
                              stores.
                                                                www.creativeeastbay.org.nz
Open: Monday to Friday 8am–5pm. Saturdays by                    The Creative Eastbay website features artwork by over
       appointment.                                             75 Eastern Bay artists, including many of those featured
                                                                 in this Creative Trail. It is also a source of information

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                                                                   about arts organisations and events in the Opotiki,
       Joblin Gallery                                                      Whakatane and Kawerau Districts.
526 Woodlands Rd, Opotiki




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T. 07 315 7657 E. rgjoblin@xtra.co.nz
W. www.opotiki.com/joblin


                                                                                                                                            Crea ive
                                           Russell Joblin has
                                           been painting
                                           for over 40


                                                                                                                                                 rail
                                           years and has
                                           been welcoming
                                           visitors to the
                                           Joblin Gallery for
                                                                                      CREATIVE EASTBAY
                                           the past 18 years.
                                                                                                                                            A guide to studios, galleries and
                                           Russell Joblin is                                             -
                                           a well-known                               Te T a u r a p a - a - To i                            cultural tours in the Opotiki,
traditional landscape artist, working predominantly in oils,                   C/- PO Box 2021, Kopeopeo, Whakatane                         Whakatane & Kawerau Districts
expertly capturing powerful images, including some of the                   T. 07 308 7759 E. creativeeastbay@xtra.co.nz
region’s most remote bush-country.
                                                                      Brochure produced with the support of Creative New Zealand                    CREATIVE EASTBAY
Open: Every day, 9am–6pm                                                    and the Ministry of Social Development, through
       (appreciates a telephone call first)                                                                                                                             -
                                                                                                                                                    Te T a u r a p a - a - To i
                                                                                                                                            3     Opotiki Heritage &
   To Whakatane                                                                                                                                   Agriculture Museum
                                                                                                                                                                         129 Church St, Opotiki
                   2                                                                                                                                                     (opposite Historic St
                                                                                                                                                                         Stephens Hiona Church)
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            N                                                                                   35            1   7km to
                                                                                                                  Anna Gedson
                                                                                                                                                                         T. 07 315 5193
                                                     OPOTIKI                                                                                                             “A Journey into the Past”
                                                                    4          King St                                                                                   Heritage agricultural items
                                                                                                                                                                         and exhibition space on the




                                                                               St John St
                                                                   Church St
                                                                                                                                                                         Alan Rowe ground floor.
                                                                                                                                                                         Heritage rooms, photographic
                                                                                                                                                                         displays and Taonga room on
                                 2                                                                                                                                       the Elvira Sundell floor. The

            6   7.5 km to the                          Bridge St                                       2                                                                 experience also includes the
                                                                                                                                                                         iconic Shalfoon & Francis
                Joblin Gallery                                             5                                                               Grocery Store (est. 1870) at 123 Church St, Opotiki.
                                                                                            2                                              Open: 10am–4pm weekdays. 10am–2pm Sat or by
                                                                                                                                                  appointment for tour groups.
                                     Woodlands Rd                                               To Gisborne                                Entry: $5 per adult & $2 per child.


 1    Anna Gedson                                                    2         Lavender House                                               4     Opotiki Heritage Arts Centre
30 Tirohanga Rd, SH35, Opotiki (7kms East of Opotiki)              160 Bridge St, Opotiki                                                  13 King St, Opotiki
T. 07 315 6594 E. ana_g@paradise.net.nz                            T. 07 315 5014 E. artaroha@ihug.co.nz                                   T. 07 315 7566 or 07 315 5894 or txt. 027 3498640
                             Anna Gedson’s exquisite                                                                Lavender House                                           This historic building,
                             weavings - in a combination                                                            is the working                                           formerly the town’s
                             of natural materials, flax                                                              space and gallery of                                     Salvation Army Barracks,
                             feathers, paua, shells,                                                                distinguished artist                                     is home to the Opotiki
                             pounamu, glass, cotton, rayon,                                                         and educationalist                                       Art & Craft Society which
                             copper and metals - are                                                                Shona Hammond                                            regularly exhibits work
                             highly sought after. Gedson’s                                                          Boys QSM.                                                by members and invited
                             work is strongly inspired by                                                   Her paintings                                                    artists.
                             traditional Maori art works                                                    in oils and                                                      Open: Tuesday &
                             but has a contemporary feel.          watercolours concentrate on ancestral portraiture and                                                     Wednesday 10am–2pm;
                             Each is a precious taonga             landscapes, including iconic local scenes. Lavender-themed                                                extended days and hours
                             (treasure).                           gifts, handcrafted dress-jewellery and original giftcards are                                             during feature exhibitions.
                                                                   also available.
Open: By appointment, please telephone to arrange a visit.         Open: By appointment, please telephone to arrange a visit.
 7    Robyn Forbes Studio                                     9     Gull Cottage Crafts                                       11    Divine Jewellery
9 Paerata Ridge Rd, Waiotahi Beach, Opotiki                  280 Ohiwa Harbour Rd, Opotiki                                   160 Ruatuna Rd, Ohiwa
T. 07 315 7362 E. jonrobforbes@clear.net.nz                  T. 07 315 4877 E. ballards@ezysurf.co.nz                        T. 07 315 4800 E. divinejewellery@xtra.co.nz
                             Gallery/studio displays                                                  Romantic old Gull      W. www.abalone-craft.com
                             Robyn Forbes’ highly                                                     Cottage offers an                                                This studio
                             recognisable, uniquely New                                               interesting pot-                                                 showcases a
                             Zealand paintings. Original                                              pourri of hand-                                                  selection of unique
                             works and reproduced prints                                              made arts and crafts                                             handcrafted
                             in various formats, sizes and                                            by clever locals                                                 jewellery designed
                             presentations make ideal                                                 including: Hand-                                                 by Katrina McLellan.
                             gifts or mementos of your                                                spun, hand-dyed                                                  These original
                             Eastern Bay visit. Two and                                               garments & hats,                                                 pieces incorporate
                             3-D work, including art for                                              interactive wooden                                               beadwork, paua,
                             the garden.                                                              toys & musical                                                   mother of pearl,
                                                             instruments, cards & earrings (pierced/clip), lavender gifts,   glass, Swarovski crystal, freshwater and biwa pearls.
                             Open: 10am-2pm every day;       flax kete & paintings. Organic fruit & veges in season
                             other times by appointment.                                                                     Open: By appointment. Please telephone
                                                             Open: Most days, but please phone first                                 to arrange a visit.




 8    Kay Hitchcock                                          10 Bob & Carol Gee                                               12 Fiona Gedson Studio
177 Ohiwa Beach Rd, Opotiki                                  189 Ohiwa Loop Rd, Opotiki                                      Waiotahe Valley Rd, Waiotahe, Opotiki
T. 07 315 8829 E. hitchco.ohiwa@clear.net.nz                 T. 07 315 4814                                                  T. 07 315 4785 E. fi@fionagedson.com
                             Kay Hitchcock creates                                         Original garden art in a                                       Visit Fiona Gedson’s unique straw-
                             “lead-light with soul”, using                                 delightful harbourside garden                                       bale constructed studio in the
                             traditional techniques                                        with bush walks, ponds and                                             Waiotahe Valley.
                             but often incorporating                                       aviaries.                                                            Fiona is recognised
                             unusual found objects                                         Bob & Carol Gee create                                                for exquisitely woven
                             that add a creative edge.                                     a range of garden art                                                  miniature kete and cloaks
                             Sparkling colours and                                         accessories to view and                                                and more recently for
                             textured glass are a feature                                  purchase, including mosiac                                             large, feather-constructed
                             of her work and she                                           urns, ornamental beehives,                                           mandala forms. The fusion
                             welcomes commissions for                                      bird houses and feeders,                                            of traditional Maori and
                             architectural focus pieces.                                   planters and concrete urns                                        pakeha influences sees Fiona
                             Open: Monday, Tuesday &                                       that can be decorated to                                       embellish her weaving with
                             Friday (please telephone                                      order. Commissions are                                    silver and copper wire and delicate
                             ahead). Weekends by                                           welcomed.                         beading. Fiona also explores larger, mixed media works,
                             appointment.                                                                                    which can be viewed in her studio.
                                                             Open: Most days. Please telephone first.
                                                                                                                             Open: Most days. Please telephone first.
13 Weaving Studio & Garden                                      15 Celestial Wines                                             17    Whakatane Society of Arts & Crafts
Looney Rd, Waiotahi, Opotiki                                    44 Bells Rd, Nukuhou North, Waimana                           Cnr Short & McAlister Sts, Whakatane
T. 07 315 4845                                                  T. 07 312 3644 E. celestialwines@clear.net.nz                 T. 07 308 5051 or 07 308 7914
                                         Visit the weaving      W. www.celestialwines.co.nz                                                                             The Whakatane
                                         studio and gardens                                                                                                             Society of Arts
                                                                Sample boutique-style fruit wines from a large range
                                         of Barb and Allan                                                                                                              and Crafts is an
                                                                including, strawberry, feijoa and tamarillo. The Celestial
                                         Rogers. Barb is a                                                                                                              umbrella body for a
                                                                Winery welcomes visitors all year.
                                         talented weaver                                                                                                                number of different
                                         who often draws                                                     Open: 7 days,                                              arts disciplines.
                                         inspiration from her                                                10am-7pm                                                   It incorporates
                                         environment. There                                                                                                             groups of painters,
                                         are wall hangings                                                                                                              potters, spinners,
                                         and other weavings                                                                                                             weavers, felters,
for sale. The extensive garden features bromeliads, tropical                                                                  woodturners, lace makers, rug makers, quilters as well as
plants and flowering shrubs. Enjoy a peaceful bushwalk.                                                                        individuals whose work includes glasswork, photography,
Inspired? Purchase plants and bromeliads to take home.                                                                        doll making, papercraft and sculpture. Members work is
                                                                                                                              displayed for sale in the gallery and there are five curated
Open: Most days. Please phone first, $3 entrance fee.                                                                          exhibitions a year.
                                                                                                                              Open: Monday 10am-12 noon and extended hours during
                                                                                                                                     curated exhibitions. Please enquire by telephone.


14     Cheddar Valley Pottery                                   16 Scilla Chocolates                                          18 The Bean Coffee Roastery & Café
1034 Wainui Rd, Ohope                                           132 Harbour Rd, Ohope                                         72 The Strand, Whakatane
T. 07 312 4583 E. s.m.slade@xtra.co.nz                          T. 0800 724 552 E. info@scillachocolates.co.nz                T. 07 307 0494 E. the.bean@coffeeoasis.co.nz
                               Visit this historic former       W. www.scillachocolates.co.nz                                                                 The Bean Café and Coffee
                               butter factory, now a                                            Home of the finest                                             Roastery roasts daily and
                               working studio for ceramists                                     handmade Belgian                                              creates four distinctive
                               Margaret and Stuart Slade.                                       Chocolates.Visit this                                         blends using beans from
                               You can see hand-thrown                                          unique factory and sample                                     Columbia, Papua New
                               and hand-built pieces                                            a handmade confection                                         Guinea, Guatemala, Kenya
                               including, domestic ware,                                        made with the finest Belgian                                   and Brazil. The Bean takes
                               tagines, N.Z.designs, garden                                     chocolate. Beautiful range                                    pride in brewing coffee
                               art, tiles & personalised                                        of gift boxes and tins to                                     of a consistently high
                               items in stoneware &                                             purchase. Groups are                                          standard which is served
                               terracotta. Pottery & art                                        welcome by appointment                                        in a welcoming and relaxed
                               commissions accepted.                                                                                                          atmosphere. Customers have
                                                                                                Open: Most days, when                                         a choice of inside or outdoor
                                                                                                the sign is out. (Closed 25   seating. The Bean also offers a venue for local artists to
Open: Most days 9am-5pm. Please telephone to check.                                             December-10 January) Please   display their work. Lunch is available Monday – Friday.
                                                                                                telephone to check.
                                                                                                                              Open: Monday to Friday 8.30am-4pm;
                                                                                                                                     Saturday 10am-1.30 pm
19 Whakatane District                                         21    Taketake Gallery                                        23 The Whitehouse
      Museum & Gallery                                        12 Wairere St, Whakatane                                      8b Thornton Rd, (Cnr SH30 & Thornton Rd),
                                                                                                                            Whakatane
Boon Street, Whakatane                                        T. 07 307 7409 E. visualarts@wananga.ac.nz
                                                                                                                            T. 07 307 2619 E. okegroup@xtra.co.nz
T. 07 306 0505 E. museum@whakatane.govt.nz                                                           This gallery is
W. www.whakatanemuseum.org.nz                                                                        affiliated to the                                               Café and gallery
                                                                                                     visionary Arts                                                 featuring a
                         Visitors can experience an                                                  Degree delivered by                                            regularly-
                         exciting and informative                                                    Te Whare Wananga                                               changing display
                         programme of exhibitions                                                    o Awanuiarangi.                                                of paintings and
                         which include items from our                                                Regularly curated                                              décor items made
                         extensive collections as well as                                            exhibitions                                                    by Eastern Bay
                         local, national and international                                           celebrate                                                      of Plenty artists
                         artworks. Immerse yourself                                                  customary and                                                  and artisans. Also
                         in the social, cultural and                                                 contemporary                                                   visitor information
                         environmental histories of the       Maori artforms; features invited national and international   centre and booking office for Indigenous Adventures (see
                         Whakatane District through our       guest artists; and showcases work created by students and     Cultural Tourism listings).
                         comprehensive museum displays.       tutors.
                                                                                                                            Open: 7 days, 8am-4pm
                                                              Open: Monday to Friday 9am-4.30pm
Open: Every day: Monday to Friday 10am-4.30pm;                      (Closed mid-December to mid-January)
      Weekends and Public Holidays 11am-3pm


20 Seabreeze Tourist Boutique                                 22 Woodturners World                                          24 Rustic Arts - art & gifts
The Strand, Whakatane                                         157 Keepa Rd, Coastlands, Whakatane                           ‘Inside the Red Barn’, 237 Thornton Rd, Whakatane
T. 07 308 4629                                                T. 07 308 5992                                                T. 07 308 7955 E. rusticarts@xtra.co.nz
E. pete.sue@xtra.co.nz                                        E. adrianvanderaa@paradise.net.nz                             W. www.rusticarts.co.nz
                                      Extensive range                                    Adrian Van Der Aa has over                                             Rustic Arts provides you
                                      of New Zealand-                                    20 years experience creating                                           with a stunning array of
                                      themed gifts and                                   beautiful domestic products                                            art, glass, home decor,
                                      collectables; crafted                              and artistic pieces from native                                        bedding, jewellery and
                                      wood, ceramics,                                    timbers. He has an assortment                                          gifts. Featuring local art
                                      clothing, paua,                                    of styles, from traditional to                                         by local artists. Rustic
                                      bone and pounamu                                   contemporary forms.                                                    Arts also promotes
                                      jewellery, paintings,                                                                                                     glassware by ‘Kiwi Glass
                                      prints, possum and
                                                                                         Open: Most days 10am-4pm.                                              Art’. Locally designed
                                                                                                  Please telephone first.
                                      merino knitwear                                                                                                           and produced by hand -
                                      and much more.                                                                                                            includes vases, bowls and
                                                                                                                            stemware. Commissioned work is welcome - wedding and
Open: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-3pm                                                                            top table glassware a speciality. Beautifully presented and
                                                                                                                            proudly different.
                                                                                                                            Open: 10am-4pm, 7days. Open outside normal business
                                                                                                                                   hours by arrangement. Groups Welcome.
                                              WHAKATANE
                                                                                                                   25 Awakeri Woolcraft
                            22                                                                                     110 Angle Rd, Awakeri (off SH30)
                         Keepa Rd                                                                                  T. 07 308 6376 or 021 110 4870
                                                                                                       N           E. awakeriwoolcraft@hotmail.com
                                                                                                                                                Visit Charlotte for a
                                                                                                                                                beautiful range of garments
                                                               nd
   To Ta                                               The Stra                                                                                 in homespun, handknitted
        urang
             a                                               20 18             21 Wair                                                          wool, mohair blend or
                                                                     Boon St           ere St                                                   alpaca. Also merino shawls

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                                                            19                                                                                  and accessories. Some fibres
                                                                                                                                                retain their natural colour
                                                                                                                                                while others are hand-
                                                                                                                                                dyed using natural plant or
                                                                                 To Opotiki                                                     synthetic dyes. Take-away
                                                                                                                                                spun wool to make your
                                                  17                                                                                            own creations. Children
                                                                                                                                                will love to see the sheep,
                                                                                                                                                alpacas and mohair goats.
                                                                                                                                                Open: Most days.
    28   MATATA                     Thornton Rd         THORNTON

                                                                                       24            WHAKATANE
                                                                                                23
         2                                                                                                         26 Artforms
                                                                                                                   Masonbee Hill, 567 White Pine Bush Rd, Whakatane
                                                                                                                   T. 07 308 8685 E. artformsnz@yahoo.co.nz
   AWAPONGA
                                                                                            30                                                  Dave Mercer turns quality,
                                                                                                                                                designer pieces crafted in
                                                                                                                                                a range of beautiful NZ
                                                                                  25
                                                                           An




                                                                                                                                                timbers. He specialises in
                                                                               gle




         To Kawerau 34                                                                                                                          hollow forms, large natural
                                      2    EDGECUMBE
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                                                                                                                                                edge bowls, vases, functional
                                                                       AWAKERI                                                                  pieces and trophies. His
                                                  Awakeri                                              2                                        jewellery includes unusual
To Rotorua
                                                          R      d
                                                                                         White Pine Bush Rd
                                                                                                              26                                earrings and pendants
                            34
        KAWERAU                                                                 N                                                               in bone, shell and wood
                                                                                                                                                composites. Individual tuition
                        To                                                                                                                      available.
 Valley Rd            Whakatane
                                                                 30
  29                                                                                                               Open: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Saturday & Sunday by
                                                       27                                                                appointment. Please telephone first.
27     The Exclusively Organic Giftshop                            29 Heather Kennedy                                               31     Indigenous Tours
1739 State Highway 30, Whakatane                                   100 Valley Rd, Kawerau                                           Booking office - The Whitehouse Café, 8b Thornton Rd
                                                                                                                                    (Cnr SH30 & Thornton Rd) Whakatane
T. 07 322 8410 E. exclusivelyorganic@xtra.co.nz                    T. 07 323 6153 E. ghk@clear.net.nz
W. www.exclusivelyorganic.co.nz                                    Heather Kennedy works mostly in acrylics. Her painted            T. 0272 779911 E. okegroup@xtra.co.nz
                                           Harry and Annie         saws and plant pots carry images of animals, landscapes          W. www.indigenousadventures.co.nz
                                           are long-time           and fantasy themes, creating unique pieces that make ideal       Nga Tapuwae Tatai Hikohiko
                                           boutique processors                                             gifts. Heather           Tracing the footsteps of the Indigenous Peoples
                                           of NZ’s finest                                                   acquires the saws        Join us on walks exploring the wonderful cultural landscapes
                                           organic condiments                                              from garage sales        around Whakatane. Discover our vibrant local culture and
                                           & preserves,                                                    or individuals           history from our trained and knowledgeable guides. Or
                                           processing only                                                 and each one is          discover Moutohora (Whale Island) an ocean landmark rich in
                                           what they grow. A                                               stripped down and                                                history and a wildlife
                                           wide product range                                              restored to original                                             sanctuary jointly
                                           is available off the                                            condition before                                                 maintained by the
                                           shelf or in a variety                                           decoration.                                                      Ngati Awa people and
of fabulous gift & gift basket presentations. Call in and have a                                                                                                            the Department of
                                                                   Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (or when sign at gate is
browse. There are many other gifts too, including a range of                                                                                                                Conservation (DOC).
                                                                          displayed). Ring to check if making a special visit.
locally hand-knitted garments for children & babies.
                                                                                                                                                                            Open: Minimum
Open: All Year Wednesday to Friday 9.30am-4pm. Weekends                                                                                                                     numbers apply.
       in main holiday periods.
                                                                          Cultural Tourism                                                                                  Please telephone for
                                                                                                                                                                            further information.


28 Margaret Lafaele                                                30 Matata Eco Tours                                              32 GoVolcano
27 Pakeha St, Matata                                                                  T. 0800 MATATA                                T. 021 951 936 W. www.govolcano.com
T. 07 322 2077 E. mandmlafaele@callsouth.net.nz                                       E. tours@matataecotours.co.nz                 GoVolcano invites you to be a volcanologist with us!!
                                         Margaret creates                             Matata is an ecological wonder waiting        Imagine the thrill of discovery; landing on an active island
                                         a range of spun                              to be explored. Steeped in cultural           volcano or the exhilaration of hiking spectacular volcanic
                                         and handknitted                              heritage, Matata boasts unique wetland        craters. Explore lava flows and moonscapes nestled amongst
                                         scarves, shawls and                          environments, pristine beaches,               giant water falls, geothermal hotspots and lakes.
                                         other garments                               geothermal activity, rich native bush - all
                                         in merino, alpaca                            host to an abundance of birdlife. Half and
                                         and merino/silk                              full-day tours run on request, escorted
                                         blends. She uses the                         by local guides to the beautiful nature
                                         technique of felting                         reserves which are the gateways to the
and also incorporates dyes and painting to create warm,                               Eastern Bay of Plenty... shimmering ocean,
soft and lustrous garments that are a joy to wear. Margaret                           cascading waterfalls and more...              GoVolcano adventures and expeditions will take you to
also displays her work at the Ohope Craft Market on the                                                                             some of the most remarkable volcanic environments
first Saturday of the month (Market held every fortnight in                                                                          imaginable and open your eyes to the world of volcanic
December until 1st week in February).                                                                                               research. Our trips are guided by world class volcanologists
                                                                                                                                    who are actively researching and monitoring volcanoes in
Open: Most days. Please telephone first.                                                                                             New Zealand and want to share this experience with you.
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