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Address: 35 High Street | Cbd, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 9-366 7282
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09:30 - 18:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 09:30 - 18:30
Fri 09:30 - 19:30
Sat 09:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Great gifts

Hey brilliant find in centre of Auckland. A treasure trove of gifts & mementos to remind us of our NZ holiday. Love the bright fresh designs. Here maI!

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Susan M
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
via mobile
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Hey brilliant find in centre of Auckland. A treasure trove of gifts & mementos to remind us of our NZ holiday. Love the bright fresh designs. Here maI!

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Thank Susan M
Lilley
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44 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favourite kiwiana shops. I've accumulated all the unique Xmas Decs, I love the new kiwi and kakapo range and the jewellery is always interesting and beautiful. Great shop, beats most 'touristy' shops hands down.

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Thank Heather F
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Chanced upon this shop while exploring Auckland. Pauanesia is stocked with amazing locally produced textiles and craft. I bought a textile kiwi named Dylan and a print by artist Holly Roach. Definitely a must visit if you are looking for unique and beautiful well provenanced gifts for either yourself or family and friends. Staff are extremely helpful, knowledgable about their... More 

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1 Thank Shannon S
PauanesiaTeam, Shop Assistant at Pauanesia, responded to this review

Hi Shannon, thank you so much for your wonderful review. We hope Dylan is well and happy in his new home. Thanks for visiting us! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This is a delightful retail shop tucked away in High St. The owner has sourced a bespoke range of new Zealand designed and made textiles and created products for home and personal use, here and overseas. She works with textile artists to create woollen throws, scarves and similar which are unique to her store. A social entrepreneur, she has supported... More 

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1 Thank KRAKL
PauanesiaTeam, Shop Assistant at Pauanesia, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a beautiful review that truly explains what we are about and Heather's vision! More 

London
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176 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

This has a great selection of wonderful stuff that's just a little bit more unusual and you won't find anywhere else Great fabrics and amazing products I could spend a small fortune Has some of the best souvenirs you would want to buy

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Thank edwmagee
Pauanesia, Owner at Pauanesia, responded to this review

Thank you edwmagee for such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time in our store. Happy travels & noho ora mai, The team at Pauanesia More 

Devon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Stunning products to take away as a constant reminder of beautiful New Zealand. I bought a range of textiles, table runners, table cloths, etc, all uniquely designed with motives consisting of the fauna and fauna of NZ. Next time I visit I will be buying much more as they are truly stunning. The customer service is exceptional. Treat yourself and... More 

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Thank 252rosie
Pauanesia, Owner at Pauanesia, responded to this review

Thank you Rosie for such a lovely review and for your big purchase by the sounds. We are so glad you enjoyed your time in our store. If you'd to visit us again but the next trip to Auckland is a while away, please pop into our online store! Happy travels & noho ora mai, The team at Pauanesia More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2015

Pauanesia is your one stop shop if you're looking for unique, trendy, handmade kiwiana gifts. The little antipodean store is always full of the most unexpected and beautiful home-wares, jewelery, accessories and collectables. The girls in the shop are very knowledgeable on all things New Zealand, and will be able to tell you how each item was made and who... More 

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1 Thank AnnaPowell
Jakarta
Level Contributor
34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015

This is a definite 'stop in' if you are wandering the Auckland CBD and need a wee NZ flavoured treasure to give as a gift or just treat yourself. Love so many things that are icons of both NZ and Pauanesia - the cute as softie kiwis, great para shell decorations and the jewellery --- just wow. The staff are... More 

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Thank Maree B
Leamington Spa
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

I love Pauanesia - have bought lots of gifts there in the past for friends at home - and some things for myself may also have made their way to the till as well! They sell beautiful homewares and jewellery with an NZ theme which are so different from the mass-produced stuff. I highly recommend the Christmas decorations which are... More 

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Thank Emma W
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2015

I purchased a set of bird prints and some tea towels as a "thank you" for hosts in Australia and they were so delighted with them. As I'm in Wellington I ordered via mail order and they arrived quickly and beautifully wrapped. Pauanesia highly recommended not just for visitors to NZ but locals as well.

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Thank wendyb-nz

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