Pohutukawa Gallery: Newsletter – Jan 2020

Hello and welcome to 2020 and our first ever Pohutukawa Gallery Newsletter.

First a bit about us.. Pohutukawa Gallery is owned and operated by Kirk and Nicki O’Donoghue. You may have spotted Kirk’s name on the wall in the gallery as many of the photographic pieces are his. Kirk and Nicki have been working hard in the background for the past 12 years, striving to give you the best possible shopping experience, both in store and online. They are currently working on an exciting new loyalty programme so keep your eyes peeled.

New In Store

Evolve New Release

Evolve released their new 2019/2020 catalogue in November ’19. View the new catalogue below or click here to view the Evolve range in our website.

Kirk O’Donoghue Black and White Bird Prints

Kirk has some beautiful new photographic prints in store and online now. 59cm x 59cm, these prints sit out from the wall. Professionally printed and mounted on matte black 9mm MDF. They have a hole in the back so they can be hung on the wall. View the whole range online here.

Jo Luping Porcelain Bowls

New Jo Luping Porcelain bowls arrived just before Christmas. These have been extremely popular and come with their own box and information card. They are priced from just $15.90. View here.

Feature Artist – Jane Crisp

In each newsletter, we will pick a New Zealand artist we find popular with our customers and will give you a little background info on them. This month, we would like to introduce Jane Crisp.

Jane Crisp‘s art is inspired by, and imbued with, her love of the natural world. Born in Auckland, the artist moved to the more rural surrounds of the Waikato in the 1990s, and the wildlife of the region has provided the ideal subjects for her skills.

Crisp, who is largely self-taught, has been painting professionally for over a decade.

Wild birds in particular are a major feature of her art. Living as she does within easy walking distance of native bush, birds of many varieties are frequent visitors to Crisp’s garden. This idyllic retreat is a major influence on the artist, who is at her happiest working free from the interruptions of urban life, either photographing nature or working at her easel. If you would like to see more prints from Jane Crisp, please click here.

VR Tour

Do you want to walk around the shop without leaving the couch? You can kind of can do that now! We have set up something like Googleโ€™s Street View but for inside the store. You can move about, look around and some items have clickable links that take you to the website for more information.

Have a look around (VR Tour)

Take a tour of the shop โ€“ November 2019

Opens in a new window
Clickable links to products open in new windows also

International Postage

New Zealand post just recently (1st July, 2018 ) increased their prices and changed how the price is calculated.

As a result the cost of sending a lot of things on our website internationally have gone up. Some have stayed the same… ish… but basically, if it doesn’t fit in a large shoe box the price has increased quite a bit.

Its worth noting that we do not charge packing or handling fees. We strive to have the price we charge for postage to be the price we are charged for postage.

Free Postage within New Zealand

Well… It’s bad news I’m afraid.

Due to increased courier costs we need to introduce a shipping cost for orders under $30. It is only $5 if your order is under $30 but still we are not happy about it as we liked the simplicity of blanket free shipping. But there you have it… insert sad face here ๐Ÿ™ … very good.

New Website

This one. It’s new.

You can create ‘wish-lists’ to remember the things you liked or you can share them with your friends as a subtle hint for that up coming birthday or wedding.

The prices automatically up date to exclude GST if you are sending items out of the country.

You can choose the wrapping paper for each gift individually or choose to have them wrapped together.

The check out process is a lot clearer and it does a bunch of stuff behind the scenes that we don’t fully understand but are very excited by it.

We hope you like it ๐Ÿ™‚