Victoria Maori Wardens Family Fun Festival

Victoria Maori Wardens Family Fun Festival

Kia ora, We are heading to Melbourne to tautoko the Victoria Maori Wardens Family Fun Festival on the 31st of October. We have lots of relatives in the area so we always look forward to a trip down that way. If you would love to have your portrait made come see us....

Poihakena Portraits Fundraising Days

Check out this video we made showing you what happens on our Poihakena Portraits Fundraising Days. The photos and footage were taken during a Portrait Day for Te Kohanga Reo Bonnyrigg. We know it can be hard to imagine how it all works so we made this clip to give you...
2017 Portrait Pricelist

2017 Portrait Pricelist

Kia Ora, Our new Pricelist is now live. If your flyer or priceless doesn’t have 2017 on it unfortunately its no longer current. Send us a message if you would like more info or give us a call. 0407 599 730 Te-O-Wai or 0406 334 680 Gareth...
Kiwi Waka Festival Dee Why 2015

Kiwi Waka Festival Dee Why 2015

Gareth and I were blessed to be stallholders at the Kiwi Waka Festival in Dee Why this year. Its been going since 2006 and the talent this year was phenomenal. There were island dancers, the always awesome Te Raranga Whanui and lovely singers. Sweet Az had people up...

Hareruia – Waiata

Been looking for an easy waiata to teach our girls so we always have that one song to sing together. I came across this one on youtube. Not sure if its the fact that it reminds me of Shrek or the song why i like...
January 26th – What are you doing?

January 26th – What are you doing?

Waitangi Day is fast approaching and here at Poihakena Portraits our focus has turned to Maori or NZ festivals and events. Gareth and I have a full line up ahead of us and we are very excited to meet new faces and hopefully photograph a lot of them. Promoting...
Waitangi Celebrations in Newcastle – Saturday 14th February

Waitangi Celebrations in Newcastle – Saturday 14th February

Kia Ora koutou, We will be attending the Waiting Day Celebrations in Newcastle on Valentines Day. Spoil your other half with a feed at the festival and get a Portrait taken to celebrate the day 😉 Im sure it will be romantic as – hangi, moko facepaint, pictures...

Kai Time – Easy Recipes – Chocolate Fudge

Every now and then I come across a recipe or tutorial that i think needs to be shared. This super easy fudge recipe is perfect for the late afternoon hui where you have to take a plate. I can’t wait to make this with my kids….maybe I can get them to make...
Awesome Feedback! Thank you Fordene

Awesome Feedback! Thank you Fordene

We were thrilled to find out that Fordene had shared positive things about their experience with Kiwilocals.  We rely heavily on word of mouth and really appreciate the positive support. Fordene wrote – Kia ora I would like to share a great experience I have...