One year on

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already been a year since I first opened the Pampas and Pine doors to the public.

Of course it goes without saying that it’s been a topsy turvy year, but our artists, creators and makers have pushed through with us and we’re all still here!

Being my first year in business, I wasn’t sure how winter would go. Port Waikato is predominantly a beach town and therefore not busy through the colder months. I pushed on untill mid June when I finally decided to bite the bullet and close up till October.

Then October rolled around and NZ was in the throws of our second big covid outbreak, but I was finally able to open up again once retail was permitted and it was a whirlwind till Christmas. Starting with our open studio weekend, which went really well. We had a steady flow of visitors through all the local studios and it felt great to be somewhat back to normal life.

As always, please feel free to get in touch if you have something you feel might fit with the Pampas and Pine aesthetic. Please note I sell by consignment only

I’ll be closing at the end of April through to October..

I’d just like to finish by saying thanks for all the support this first year and here’s to many more.

With love and gratitude


The Story of Pampas and Pine

I’m Teresa, owner operator of Pampas and Pine Gallery.

It had been a dream of mine for many years, to open a small gallery by the sea and enjoy the lifestyle that came with it. In January of 2021, after several months of work and some help from my friends and family, that dream came to fruition.

My aim has always been to showcase the work of local artists and makers from across the region and Aotearoa.

At Pampas and Pine, we’re passionate about sustainability, ethical practices and supporting local.

While the majority of our stock is made in New Zealand, we do stock a small selection of goods sourced ethically from around the globe.

Thank you for stopping by, we look forward to meeting you in-store.

Ngā mihi nui