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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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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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Hedgerow:  Gifts and Homewares

Hedgerow: Gifts and Homewares

Whether you're searching for the perfect gift, feel like spoiling yourself - or just fancy taking fi...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Browns Eatery & Store:  Great Food, Great Style

Browns Eatery & Store: Great Food, …

Now under new ownership, Browns Eatery & Store (formerly Browns Espresso) is undergoing some big...

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