About Us


Kia ora koutou katoa!

We are a husband and wife team and have been married for 22 years.  We live in Ngaruawahia with our 5 tamariki and 3 moko.  Ngaruawahia is a special place for us as it is where our Awa meet - Waikato and Waipa.

Willy is Ngati Maniapoto and Lois is Ngati Koroki Kahukura.

We share a love for Toi Maori and Taonga.  We love to tutu with stuff and we'll give most things a go!  Our ancestors were very resourceful and adaptable and we follow in their footsteps by embracing new technology and new mediums to enhance the beauty of our Pounamu.  We are limited in life only by the boundaries that we set for ourselves.

We believe that each and every person has a unique purpose in life and that they belong to a bigger picture.  Everyone has a story and everyone belongs.  We go through life being molded and shaped by circumstances, people, achievements, disappointments, wins and losses and it is our journey that shapes us into who we are while we carry the building blocks (DNA) of our ancestors.  We approach our mahi with this in mind so that each one of our Taonga are individually hand crafted. 

We want to encourage anyone that is thinking of starting their own business to take that first step!  We have so many talented whanau out there that have a gift that is just waiting to be released for everyone to experience and enjoy.  If we can do it, anybody can do it!  Find out what that is for you.  Try something new, have a tutu!  Only you can do it because there is nobody like you, you're one of a kind!  Remember whanau: No one is going to do it for you!

Nga mihi nui

Willy and Lois Dornan


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