90 Marine Parade
Monday – Friday: 8:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Public Holidays: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Who are Wairoa Hammer Hardware?
Proudly locally owned and operated, Hammer Hardware – Wairoa can trace its roots back to 1887 and it’s been in the hands of the same family every single one of those years.
Lauren Johansen is now the fifth generation to take ownership of the business that was first established by her great-great grandfather, Olaf Johansen.
What is more, while the name and the shape of the business may have changed several times over the decades, taking pride of place in the heart of Wairoa has never changed.
Originally known as a retail hardware store with a painting, paper hanging and plumbing service, the business evolved with each generation keeping it relevant and in 1974 the store was one in the first in the country to join the Mitre 10 group.
At that stage the painting, paper hanging and plumbing business was split out and the store underwent quite a significant extension in 1989.
The next major change came in 2013, when the store became Hammer Hardware, part of the Mitre 10 family.
Diversity and being a one-stop-shop is the key to keeping customers coming through the doors and in addition to a large product range that includes general hardware, paint, car care products and storage solutions, a very well stocked garden centre is a key feature.