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Cafe@VickyOne:  Sunny with a smile

Cafe@VickyOne: Sunny with a smile

Sunny by name, sunny by nature.  If there was ever a person destined to be in hospitality, it's...

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The Porcelain Lounge:  A salon of style

The Porcelain Lounge: A salon of style

No longer relegated to the china cabinet, porcelain is once again a must-have homeware item - and no...

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Remuera Local:  A new brew

Remuera Local: A new brew

Sukh and Aji Basra are keen foodies but didn't have commercial hospitality experience before they bo...

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Thinking2Morrow:  Schooling for success

Thinking2Morrow: Schooling for success

If x equals y and b is the square root of 4ac, how many apples does Little Johnny have to give the t...

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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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Maman: The Sister Act

Maman: The Sister Act

History has a funny habit of repeating itself.  Just ask the sister duo at the helm of Remuera ...

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Gracious Living: Designs on You

Gracious Living: Designs on You

When asked what he likes about working in Remuera, Tom Davies of Gracious Living freely admits that ...

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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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The Sitting Room:  Sitting Pretty

The Sitting Room: Sitting Pretty

Hanging out in The Sitting Room, chatting with owner Ming Stevens, feels a bit like being in someone...

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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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Alluvium:  Diamonds and Pearls

Alluvium: Diamonds and Pearls

Husband and wife team Charles and Melanie Panaho have transformed an ugly duckling - the old Dove ho...

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