• Lissy and Rudi Robinson-Cole

Over the past eight years, husband and wife duo Lissy Robinson-Cole (Ngaati Hine, Ngaati Kahu) and Rudi Robinson-Cole (Ngaruahine, Te Arawa, Ngaati Paaoa, Waikato ki Tai) have been using their creative energies to explore maatauranga Maaori and their personal whakapapa through crocheted sculptural forms.

Wharenui Harikoa (House of Joy) is Lissy and Rudi’s most ambitious creation to date—a full-scale wharenui (meeting house) completely crocheted by hand.

Bringing together bright, neon colours and traditional toi whakairo (Maaori carving) shapes, Wharenui Harikoa manifests intergenerational healing and deeply felt joy, one loop at a time, connecting all people and igniting joy globally.

Opening Hours

  • Open 7 Days
  • Daily 10.00am – 5.00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day


  • 1 Grantham Street, Hamilton
  • New Zealand