Puawai is owned by Niki Nepia, a well-known greenstone Master carver who has worked extensively in New Zealand and China, sharing his unique New Zealand Greenstone treasures nationally and internationally.

‘Puawai’ means to blossom and Niki and his team of talented world-class carvers create a range of taonga (treasures)in the form of pendants, jewellery and sculptures, all carved from authentic New Zealand greenstone.
Free Tour!
Our Greenstone carvers on site- and our expert staff members-  are able to offer a free, short talk about greenstone carving and the works on display, giving insight into the cultural meanings, history and stories behind our treasured stone and its origin. Also you well be able to, first hand, see our carvers working in the attached workshop.
Carve your own!
We are the only Greenstone store in Rotorua who offers this unique experience, where you can carve a simple piece of greenstone for a loved one!

 We open daily from 10am  until 10pm (7 days a week),