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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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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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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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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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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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Acoustix Hearing:  Now Hear This

Acoustix Hearing: Now Hear This

The greatest technology in the world is useless without an expert to understand it, and that's where...

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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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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 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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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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Jems of Remuera: Pearls of Wisdom

Jems of Remuera: Pearls of Wisdom

We recently sat down for a chat with John Lee, owner of Jems of Remuera, to talk about his inspirati...

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