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Pulau school first Tapa exhibition.

Posted on August 24, 2013 at 9:15 PM

In the hall on 16th August 2013, the first Tapa, Hattie leaves, Felting and other art work was on displayed. spearheaded by Pitcairn's culture teacher myself, Teacher Ms Hilary and pre school Teacher Carol. with help from Roger, the Town Hall turned from a topsy turvy meeting hall into a full blown art exhibition. This year at culture class we made Tapa from Aute bark and made natural dyes. we painted designs onto our tapa pieces using Doodwi nut smoke, doodwi bark dye and Tumeric ginger dye. all made here from natural trees and plants

The Children were fascinated as each class was different and they learnt all the skills of making Tapa, pounding out their pieces using their Eei made from wood.

A full turn out at 1 pm on 16th Aug set the mode for a happy weekend. Thank you all for attending the first Tapa exhibition held on PI. Thank you talented children of PI you make me so happy.

update Aug 2013

Posted on August 24, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Hi all,

Where did the year go.... Its been full on and life have been full on here on Pitcairn so sorry if you my readers have been let down with me posting less on webs and more on facebook.


This month we had an exciting time with school art exhibition. ......


Posted on June 10, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Hi all in EU countries. With the EU license still unsure, you can purchase PI honey from my friends in Poland. Please visit they have a new shipment in stock.


Best regards



Posted on May 18, 2013 at 6:20 PM

French navy ship came last month and wowee it was here Saturday & sunday April 27th & 28th.

Early on Sunday morning the wirring of the chopper flew over PI.

Great excitement for us all.

Here the Pitcairners and departing French guest waited for the helicopter to up lifte the ones who stayed overnight on the island. the seas were rough and the longboat had a hard time alongside. was not safe to ofload the guest onto the ship.

EU Testing

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Just when we had everything ticking along nicely, our Honey agreement with EU expired and although the officials were notified at the begining of the year, nothing was done immediately so now when it expires tomorrow we will have to wait for a new license to ship Honey into Europe..

Hugh regrets to the European honey lovers.

We hope this will be sorted soon and with new signed agreements can be ready for our September shipment.

Please email me in August to confirm if we are shipping to Europe.



Tull et like et es.

Posted on April 13, 2013 at 4:05 PM

The year speeds by and so much to be done.

Our small Island have seen cruise ships call in. the battle against the many virus and flu that followed.

The Tall ship Picton Castle calling in stopping for mussa a week with it variety of crew members from different countries and old friends returning.

We continued on celebrating with the new pastor and his wife from Taha, Jean Claude & Esperance. a bit of a different touch and already The church is sounding much livelier than last year. She is back in her Island awaiting for the arrival of their first child and he will leave us in June. Our wish is that they can return as they are good for our little community and we all have something to share with each other.

Returning Pitcairners come to see family and stay a short while is good for our wellbeing.


Running of Time management meetings have helped the community think on a different approach to how we manage the many chores here on the Island.


The weather is getting cooler and we are setting up for our fall and winter gardens. sharing seedlings and sharing gardening tips. Jean Claude have produced many pak choi cabbage which many of us seasoned gardens think what are we doing wrong.


The last of the cruise ships for this season is looming close. 26th will see us out and about entertaining  the 1200 passengers that are likely to come onto PI. The following day we have a French Naval ship visiting.

When people ask how do I spend my day on PI......Well I have just taken time out of my day to say I m sitting on a lounge chair on the deck writing this piece for my blog.

The phone will so jingle hurrying Mum and I up for the family lunch planned last night after a family feast so dear readers enjoy. I hope to be able to have a few more days like today so I can share a bit of my PI lifestyle with you.

NO post means a lot is going on. 

New Honey Soap

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 3:20 PM



Home made soap made on Pitcairn Island using Pitcairn Island Honey.


Infused with the frangrance of Frangipani.


Soap is wrapped in the skeleton of a dried leaf encased in a Krystal seal bag.


Label with Maimiti Haven exclusive designed label.

Please check out webstore as well as shop at Maimiti Haven page.

This soap is beautiful and I have made sure it is wrapped in PI charm.


Posted on September 26, 2012 at 4:40 PM


Posted on September 26, 2012 at 4:40 PM


Posted on September 26, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Aute Tapa made by Meralda Warren available. Please check out Tapa for sale 2012 page


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Maimiti Haven arts is our home where we create using as much of what grow here on Pitcairn Island and produce it here in our home.