Entries by ariki-newzealand

Rarotonga – Taking our Paua Shell Jewellery to the world

Rarotonga is the largest of the Cook Islands, a nation of 15 islands in the central South Pacific. Volcanic peaks, ridges and rainforest dominate its interior. A 32km, round-the-island road links the beaches, coastal lagoon and reefs that make scuba diving and snorkelling popular. The Cross-Island Track is a rugged hiking trail that passes 650m […]

Italy – Taking our Paua Shell Jewellery to the world

Italy, a European country with a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s “David” and Brunelleschi’s Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; […]

Cruise Ships – Taking our Paua Shell Jewellery to the world

The popularity of the cruise holiday has grown massively in recent years and for those of us who have experienced cruising for ourselves, we really aren’t surprised. A cruise is one of the most cost-effective ways to travel, and my previous experience can prove it! Its great value for money, offers superb dining options, is […]

Sint Maarten/Saint Martin – Taking our Paua Shell Jewellery to the world

Sint Maarten, part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, is a country on the southern part of a Caribbean island shared with Saint Martin, a French overseas collectivity. Its natural features span lagoons, beaches and salt pans. The capital, Philipsburg, has cobblestone streets and colourful, colonial-style buildings lining its Front Street shopping area. On top […]

Australia – Taking our Paua Shell Jewellery to the world

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world’s sixth-largest country by total area. For thousands of years, the decorative arts were a central part of the native Australian […]