Owner Stories

House of Travel: Life Journeys

Created: Friday, 26 February 2016 18:04

The travel bug bit hard when it came to Stuart Latimer and James Blankley.  Not only did they buy their own travel agency - they also gave up promising careers in industries as far removed from travel as you can get!

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Mainly Toys: A Toy Story

Created: Thursday, 25 February 2016 17:21

As a child, Kylie Watts used to wander around an enchanted wonderland, feasting her eyes on all manner of toys, books and games.  The wonderland was Mainly Toys.  Fast-forward  a couple of decades and two young children of her own - and Kylie is now the proud owner of that very same toy shop.

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Bakers Delight: A Bundraising Business

Created: Tuesday, 16 February 2016 18:21

The team at Bakers Delight don't loaf around when it comes to providing for 'their' community. 

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The Wild Bunch: Pick of the Bunch

Created: Tuesday, 16 February 2016 17:20

It's turned into a very good thing that Jo Mann found herself in a floristry job over a Christmas break some 25 year ago. 

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Remuera Gallery: Picture This

Created: Wednesday, 25 November 2015 13:40

An eye for art, a love of retail and a background in picture framing gave Scott Dargaville the perfect credentials to take over the ownership of the Remuera Gallery.

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Mikko Shoes: If the Shoe Fits

Created: Wednesday, 18 November 2015 17:08

Marilyn Monroe famously said, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world”. In Michaela Longstaff’s case the right shoes were high spec, high quality, comfortable, stylish and European – and she’s well on her way to conquering the traditionally male-dominated world of the shoe industry.

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