The Bank is another shopping favourite housed in a former bank. The small settlement of Eltham is part of the cycle of abandoned or closed main street businesses and rural depopulation however there are bright lights burning in Eltham. An eclectic collection that will gladden the heart of any shopper. There is something about a shop where someone’s discarded objects become the next best thing you purchased. The place reflects the owner’s interior design crediandals with rooms arranged with collectables and recently acquired pieces. Markbellringer.co.nz is a co-owner of The Bank and professional photographer. His partner Barabara adores roses and sees if you can get a peek at the back yard, with over 40 roses in bloom spilling scent into the air. Interior design and chosen pieces for sale are strongly influenced by the lifelong love affair with the soft lush petals of a rose.check The Bank Eltham, NZ opening hours and enjoy afternoon tea (scones with dollops of cream) at the local general store. More on Eltham can be found in our Eltham guide.