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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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Remuera Gallery:  Picture This

Remuera Gallery: Picture This

An eye for art, a love of retail and a background in picture framing gave Scott Dargaville the perfe...

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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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Colestown:  A sweet sensation

Colestown: A sweet sensation

Sally Meikle and the team at Colestown Chocolates have Easter all wrapped up.  Their shelves ar...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sanders of Remuera:  The Family Jewellers

Sanders of Remuera: The Family Jeweller…

Mark Sanders didn't set out to become a jeweller, but a chance encounter saw him trade plans to work...

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