Our Story

Thieving Kea was hatched from a timely opportunity presented to our family. A family who dearly loves to laugh, have outdoor adventures and hang with like minded folks. Our vision is to create a unique space which reflects our values of integrity, honesty and  sustainability.
A space which offers all a welcoming and warm shopping experience, and they leave with a memory of being valued.
We believe it takes a village to raise a child.  We feel the same goes for our business. Thieving Kea’s village has many amazing humans, who had great influence on its creation. Over many coffees, beers/wines and walks this village co-lab developed & implemented the interior design, product choices, and overall vibe & flow of the shop.
Our name, comes from the world’s only mountain parrot, who has made many a human laugh, cross and challenged with their “thieving” ways. To honour this endangered New Zealand bird, 2% of our annual profit, from brand partners, will be donated to the Kea Conservation Trust.
We look forward to welcoming you to our small shop, on the lakefront of beautiful Wanaka.