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About Us



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.


As well as an 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.


The Poi Room works with and represents both established and emerging artists presenting some of the best contemporary art and object in New Zealand to local and international audiences. Melanie-Jane and Clayton Smith (the owners of The Poi Room) have been in business since 2006, 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, procedures, and 'figures' sector to this dynamic duo.


Optimum customer service, relationship building, and ongoing customer satisfaction are a special focus of The Poi Room team. The Poi Room - the best of the best of New Zealand.