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Sgraffito:  In the picture

Sgraffito: In the picture

It's not everyone who can say they've been within sneezing distance of Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon....

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Browns:  A pearl of a business

Browns: A pearl of a business

It's not so much keeping up with the Joneses as it is keeping up with the Bilkeys.  The family ...

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Gourmet Direct:  Talking Turkey

Gourmet Direct: Talking Turkey

With Christmas just around the corner you'll be wanting to finalise the last few things on your 'to-...

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The Wild Bunch:  Pick of the Bunch

The Wild Bunch: Pick of the Bunch

It's turned into a very good thing that Jo Mann found herself in a floristry job over a Christmas br...

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Bakers Delight:  A Bundraising Business

Bakers Delight: A Bundraising Business

The team at Bakers Delight don't loaf around when it comes to providing for 'their' community. ...

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4&20 Bakery:  Our Daily Bread

4&20 Bakery: Our Daily Bread

You won’t find the poetic four and twenty blackbirds baked in their pies but over a great cup of org...

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Mainly Toys:  A Toy Story

Mainly Toys: A Toy Story

As a child, Kylie Watts used to wander around an enchanted wonderland, feasting her eyes on all mann...

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Mikko Shoes:  If the Shoe Fits

Mikko Shoes: If the Shoe Fits

Marilyn Monroe famously said, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world”. In Micha...

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New World:  The Green Grocer

New World: The Green Grocer

Adrian Barkla, owner of New World Remuera, is not a greengrocer in the traditional sense.  Howe...

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Life Pharmacy:  The Right Medicine

Life Pharmacy: The Right Medicine

Jonathan Macdonald and Hayley Tapp are – excuse the pun – making the most of Life. They recently bec...

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Poppies Books:  A Passion for Print

Poppies Books: A Passion for Print

When Tony Moores and Tara Jahn-Werner took over Poppies Bookshop they had exciting plans for the ico...

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Renew Style:  The Style Destination

Renew Style: The Style Destination

It's not every day you can pick up a pair of Manolo Blahniks or Jimmy Choo's at a fraction of the pr...

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