Hauai Ahu Whenua Trust is a landholding trust situated in Hauai Bay of Te Rawhiti. In May 2010 the trust set up Te Rawhiti Creations to create employment opportunities for their whanau.
The store offers a range of goods from beautifully crafted glass dinner sets and platters to affordable pendants, earrings and charms. The store is situated in the Paihia Maritime Building, Paihia between Fullers Great Sights and Hansen’s Cafe.
The Hauai Trust established the shop for three reasons:
- Encourage community participation to make glassware and sell it through the shop at a profit
- Mentoring and training capacity support was available to assist the shop through Judith Sleavin/Annie Rose
- The shop footprint was in a strategically important position for future projects and the shop had the capacity to take some of these things on