Connie Takarangi

Here at Taupo Alterations we offer a wide range of clothing alteration and repair services. We want you to know everything you ever wanted altered or repaired, will be treated with care in our safe capable hands.

What better way to care for a much loved favourite item of clothing than to have it lovingly mended, or altered to be worn again.

We are proud of our attention to detail, right down to those intricate elements and finishing touches that will make your garment or outfit sing. We want you to think of us as your top ‘go to’ for clothing alterations, repairs and styling advice.
We focus on the ethos of being able to alter or repair garments (or other items), that might otherwise go to landfill. We believe that re-purposing , up-cycling and re-making are a good foundation for us as a company. It’s important to us that our clients know that by using our services they too are a part of a positive movement of sustainability within the global environment.

Our Principle Connie Takarangi

Connie heads our team and has a passion for anything fibre and fabric related, her curiosity for clothing and the stories they tell. Along with an incredible talent to construct, re-make, re-construct , manipulate and alter garments, which has led her to become a well known NZ textile and fibre artist.

At Taupo Alterations, where we think further than just hemming your trousers, altering your dress, or repairing your coat or cushions. These are items that are close to your heart, or new to your wardrobe, they all have a meaning to you and we acknowledge and know this.

Credentials and Achievements

Exhibitor in multiple group exhibitions in Rotorua and Taupo
Solo Exhibition “Colour My Autumn” at Taupo Museum 2019
Costume Designer for Centre Stage Taupo 2018
Graduated in 2017 with a BCT (Bachelors of Creative Technologies) from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology in Rotorua.
Artist residency. One of three female artists in residence for the Arts Village Rotorua ‘Artists in Residence’. Dec 2016 to Jan 2017. Own open studio space, ran multiple workshops, artist talks, final showcase of work.
Volunteer assistant curator at Taupo Museum
Graduate Group Exhibition ‘Multiple Threads’. Connie was one of the main group leaders in implementing and creating the exhibition as well as one of the artists exhibiting.
Costume Designer for Horror Film for Corbie Films Taupo 2016
Graduated in 2013 with Double Grade Distinction BTECH Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design at The Institute, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London.