The Aeon Team

The Aeon Team are a hardworking, close-knit group, committed to producing and delivering best quality products. Though small in number, we strive for excellence in all that we do – Our work involves an almost cottage industry process enhanced by technology.

Mike Carlton

Mike is the eldest of four children to June and Colin Carlton. June, a New Zealand Maori of Ngati Whakaue decent (a Te Arawa sub-tribe, with affiliations to the Hinemoa Point Marae in Rotorua), was an art teacher at Katikati College for much of her working life.

It was June who encouraged Mike back into the arts in the late 1980’s, effectively creating the opportunity for him to develop Aeon Giftware.

Mike feels strongly about creating and presenting more than just ethnic souvenirs; he uses his knowledge as a New Zealand Maori to relate the mythology and ideology associated through the authentic designs and products his business produces and sells.

Since Aeon’s inception not only has Mike developed and grown an attractive and unique product range, but he’s has also fostered the growth of a close-knit staff. Because Aeon staff really know their products, are involved in all stages of production, they’re always able and willing to help!

Quite separate to Mike’s life as a business entrepreneur is a wonderful ongoing relationship with his wife Bev, their nine children and seven grandchildren.


Jason Carlton

Born in Katikati in 1992, Jason shifted to Rotorua with his family in 1995 – He is the fourth of Mike and Bev Carlton’s nine children.

Jason has been employed at Aeon Giftware since the age of 13, during this time he has worked in production, quality control, design and now sale and marketing along with management. It is his best intentions to represent Aeon Giftware with passion and commitment.


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