Owner Stories

New World: The Green Grocer

Created: Tuesday, 02 August 2016 17:50

Adrian Barkla, owner of New World Remuera, is not a greengrocer in the traditional sense.  However he is the greenest grocer you'll possibly ever meet!

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Gracious Living: Designs on You

Created: Tuesday, 02 August 2016 17:16

When asked what he likes about working in Remuera, Tom Davies of Gracious Living freely admits that not having to go through a single set of traffic lights to get to work is a definite plus.  But he also loves the fact that everyone knows everyone here in Remuera - it's a real community.

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Sgraffito: In the picture

Created: Tuesday, 14 June 2016 16:38

It's not everyone who can say they've been within sneezing distance of Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon.  But Stu Robb of Sgraffito Picture Framers has probably been closer to more famous people than any of us can imagine.

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Antheas: The Jewel Box

Created: Tuesday, 14 June 2016 16:23

Husband and wife team Monette and David Blackborow of Antheas answer in unison when asked what it's like working together every day.  "We're best friends!" say the couple.  Which is probably just as well, because not only do they live and work together but they have recently undertaken a major refurbishment of the shop which has all been designed and styled by Monette.

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Browns: A pearl of a business

Created: Monday, 09 May 2016 16:56

It's not so much keeping up with the Joneses as it is keeping up with the Bilkeys.  The family have been retailers in Remuera for 30 years now, first with Bilkey & Co Jewellers, then with Browns clothing store.  They've recently combined the two and relaunched as Browns.

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Artusi: A taste of Europe

Created: Monday, 09 May 2016 16:36

The dining and entertainment precinct in Remuera is rapidly becoming the domain of local restaurateurs Buki Prekazi and Blerta Rakovica. 

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