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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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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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Remuera Barber Shop:  Close Cutters

Remuera Barber Shop: Close Cutters

Remuera Barber Shop is on the one hand traditional with its red, white and blue stripes, fast throug...

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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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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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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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Lighthouse Remuera:  The bright lights

Lighthouse Remuera: The bright lights

Scott McGregor and Simon Lloyd met in their student days, playing rugby.  Now, they're a team o...

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Iain Stephens Floral:  Blossoming in Remuera

Iain Stephens Floral: Blossoming in Rem…

A love of beautiful things, an introduction from a friend, and a suggestion from her husband, were b...

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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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Antheas: The Jewel Box

Antheas: The Jewel Box

Husband and wife team Monette and David Blackborow of Antheas answer in unison when asked what it's ...

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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 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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