Our Story

"Making Lives of Cook Islanders Better!"

The vision and drive behind the Vonnias stores is all about the local people. 

We are proud to say that we are a 100% locally family owned business

Back in 1986 on the remote island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands, Vonnias store was opened and named for its owners YVONNE& NIA

What started as a need for babies clothing and accessories in 1986, evolved into a retail business based in 6 locations in Rarotonga and Aitutaki and offering a diverse range of products from Clothing, Dive & Surf, Home & Living, Gardening & Yard, Fabric, Tools, Entertainment, Office Furniture, Outdoor Power Equipment, and everything in between

Along with their children and now grandchildren, the business continues to grow with the ultimate driver behind every action always about ‘Making Lives of Cook Islanders Better!’

Yvonne & Nia Heather