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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Artusi:  A taste of Europe

Artusi: A taste of Europe

The dining and entertainment precinct in Remuera is rapidly becoming the domain of local restaurateu...

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Living at Home:  At Home in Remuera

Living at Home: At Home in Remuera

On the move after nearly 10 years in the same location, Living at Home's Lindsay Chemaly is moving t...

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