6 Apr 2014

Aroha and Friends Design Studio

From Te Ahi Kaa, 6:37 pm on 6 April 2014

Deciding to quit Auckland and move their whānau back to their Turangawaewae in Hawkes Bay was an easy decision for Rakai Karaitiana and Melaina Newport - Karaitiana. Establishing their design studio/ retail store Aroha and Friends has taken all the hardwork, wh­ānaungatanga and creative thinking the pair have thrown at it, and some. Maraea Rakuraku tours the premises and gains an insight into their business that includes producing art prints memorialising Hawkes Bay landmarks, of which many don't exist anymore.