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18 • 11 • 20 / Business at Britomart

Gift Guide: Beauty Junkie

Holiday travel sets, party season self-care, year-round skin protection and signature scents make the list this year.

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Gift Guide: Beauty Junkie

20 • 10 • 20 / Business at Britomart

Inside Karen Walker’s New Playpark Store at Britomart

Bigger, better and brighter; Playpark by Karen Walker in The Hotel Britomart has more of everything we love about the label. Britomart’s Melinda Williams chats to Karen Walker about the new retail space has in store.

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Inside Karen Walker’s New Playpark Store at Britomart

10 • 09 • 20 / Business at Britomart / News

A New City Destination Comes Alive at Britomart

The opening of The Hotel Britomart in October 2020 is accompanied by a cascade of new eateries and retail openings. Here’s what you’ll find when each set of doors open.

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A New City Destination Comes Alive at Britomart

25 • 08 • 20 / Business at Britomart

7 Ways To Soothe Your Nerves With Scent

If 2020 has you in need of some immediate bliss, these scented candles have aromatherapeutic qualities to burn. 

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7 Ways To Soothe Your Nerves With Scent

12 • 08 • 20 / Business at Britomart / News

Britomart at Covid-19 Alert Level 3

Our food operators have got some great options for you for pickup or delivery, and online shopping is available.

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Britomart at Covid-19 Alert Level 3

11 • 08 • 20 / Business at Britomart / People

Britomart People, Hannah Yanxing

Hannah knows first-hand how fresh flowers brighten your spirits, so she brings the very freshest blooms you can buy to the Britomart Saturday Markets every week.

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Britomart People, Hannah Yanxing

06 • 08 • 20 / Business at Britomart / News

Winter Sale Bargains For a Hundy or Under

The last days of the sales are when you score the best mark-downs. Don’t miss these fashion bargains at Britomart for $100 or less. 

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Winter Sale Bargains For a Hundy or Under

22 • 07 • 20 / Business at Britomart / People

Britomart People, Gary Walker

Gary is one of the team behind Roar Honey, as well as one of the new managers of the Britomart Saturday Market.

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Britomart People, Gary Walker

15 • 07 • 20 / Business at Britomart / People

Britomart People, Treena Anderson

The clinic manager at The Face Place Britomart medi-spa has an unexpected after-work passion. 

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Britomart People, Treena Anderson

13 • 07 • 20 / Business at Britomart / People

Britomart People – France Hemon

With a passion for food and travel, France loves her busy role as marketing and events manager at the artisan patisserie and restaurant group La Petite Fourchette.

 

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Britomart People – France Hemon

09 • 07 • 20 / Business at Britomart / News

Saturday Market

With old favourites, new stallholders, longer hours and plans to grow, Auckland’s favourite inner-city fresh market is better than ever.

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Saturday Market

02 • 07 • 20 / Business at Britomart / People

Studio Akin

Emma Kaniuk and Tana Mitchell founded the Britomart-based Studio Akin. They’re part of the team behind the new architecture and design magazine Here, which launched in late June.

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Studio Akin

18 • 06 • 20 / Business at Britomart / People

Johnny Brophy

He could have gone down a totally different career path, but for the salon manager Dry & Tea, hairdressing is the perfect job.

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Johnny Brophy

16 • 06 • 20 / Business at Britomart / People

Oliver Nash

A good natter, a wide tequila selection and the joy of admin (for real) keep Oliver happy in his role as restaurant manager at Mexico Britomart.

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Oliver Nash

12 • 05 • 20 / Business at Britomart

Welcome Back To Britomart

Alert Level 2 is here! Welcome back to Britomart.

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Welcome Back To Britomart

20 • 02 • 20 / Arts & Culture / Business at Britomart / People

The Conversation: Kiri Nathan

One of the leading lights of contemporary Māori fashion design, Kiri Nathan (Ngāpuhi, Tainui) is one of six designers whose labels are showcased in the Kāhui Collective pop-up fashion store at Britomart.

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The Conversation: Kiri Nathan

04 • 02 • 20 / Business at Britomart / News

Where to eat, drink and dessert on Valentine’s Day at Britomart

Here’s where to head for a degustation dinner with your bae, drinks with a Tinder date or a sugar hit with your sweetie.

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Where to eat, drink and dessert on Valentine’s Day at Britomart

30 • 01 • 20 / Business at Britomart / News

Choose Love With These Valentines Day Gift Ideas

We don't think you have to make Valentines Day a thing. But if you want to make it a thing, here's how to make it a thing in style.

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Choose Love With These Valentines Day Gift Ideas

21 • 01 • 20 / Business at Britomart / News

Healthy high-crunch lunches at Britomart

Crisp salad leaves? Check. Lightly grilled fresh veggies and lean proteins? Check. Delicious dressings? Check. 

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Healthy high-crunch lunches at Britomart

19 • 12 • 19 / Business at Britomart / News

Stocking stuffers and brilliant last minute gifts for under $100

Whether you're after a stocking-stuffer, something for that hard-to-buy for in-law or a treat for someone special, there's something under $100 in our round-up.

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Stocking stuffers and brilliant last minute gifts for under $100

16 • 12 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Jenny Yoo

Working at Jo Malone London, Jenny is a dab hand at catering to the needs of last-minute shoppers chasing tasteful, beautifully wrapped gifts.

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Jenny Yoo

05 • 12 • 19 / Arts & Culture / Business at Britomart / People

Wish List / Gift List Anna Hedley

The fourth generation in the Hedley family of booksellers, Anna Headley popped into Hedley’s Bookshop X Karen Walker Pop-Up to share some gifting ideas with us.

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Wish List / Gift List Anna Hedley

16 • 12 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Lily Teteina

Music, moisturisers and good memories are the motivators behind this Juliette Hogan retail assistant’s Christmas wish list and gift list.

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Lily Teteina

12 • 12 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Wish List / Gift List Jennie Loo

We shouldn’t be too surprised that the owner of premium shoe store Lineage has shoes on her gift list this year.

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Wish List / Gift List Jennie Loo

16 • 12 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Sam Chen

Working at Ted Baker London means Sam is surrounded by fashionable gift ideas for friends and family. 

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Sam Chen

12 • 12 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Wish List / Gift List Isabella Rae

A style consultant at Trelise Cooper, Isabella is looking forward to a Christmas stocking filled with vouchers for future fun, and beautiful accessories

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Wish List / Gift List Isabella Rae

16 • 12 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Pamela Hill

The store manager at Taylor admits she doesn’t need Christmas as an excuse to treat herself, but she’s got some great ideas for others.

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Pamela Hill

16 • 12 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Elisabeth Findlay

The creative director of Zambesi is looking forward to good food and family time over Christmas – and vouchers for more feel-good experiences.

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Elisabeth Findlay

16 • 12 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Alice Lee

A pro make-up artist at M.A.C, Alice has an eye for gifts that are shiny and sparkly, as well as ones that come beautifully packaged.

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Alice Lee

12 • 12 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Wish List / Gift List Cheryl Raymond

The flamboyant store manager for World recommends some Christmas gifts that will help make the world a more beautiful place.

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Wish List / Gift List Cheryl Raymond

09 • 12 • 19 / Business at Britomart / News

All the take-home Christmas treats and desserts at Britomart this year

Glowing with bright colours and delicate fruit and floral trimmings, these Christmas desserts and sweet festive treats are a feast for the eyes and tastebuds.

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All the take-home Christmas treats and desserts at Britomart this year

03 • 12 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Wish List / Gift List Karen Walker

New Zealand’s biggest name in fashion is looking forward to a low-key Christmas and a trip somewhere out-of-the-way.

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Wish List / Gift List Karen Walker

28 • 11 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Wish List / Gift List Tanesya Ranchod-Ganda

The ever-chic manager of Fabric has her eye on some goodies from their own shelves, and a few things from the other side of Takutai Square.

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Wish List / Gift List Tanesya Ranchod-Ganda

28 • 11 • 19 / Business at Britomart

Black Friday

Check out all Britomart's Black Friday specials, and finish off Sweet Treats November with some deals for yourself and for your Christmas gift-buying. 

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Black Friday

25 • 11 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Joe Lai

The very funny general manager at Xuxu Dumpling Bar doesn’t want much apart from a good time with a lot of friends at Christmas.

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Joe Lai

18 • 11 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Wish list / Gift list Alumita Smith

The retail assistant at Kathryn Wilson Footwear has her eye on some pieces in-store, but is happy for to be treated to something from a certain luxury French beauty brand too.

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Wish list / Gift list Alumita Smith

19 • 11 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Wish list / Gift list Natalija Snjegota

As a manager at Co-Op, Trelise Cooper’s ‘little sister’ brand, Natalija has her eye on some of their own merchandise for her Christmas list.

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Wish list / Gift list Natalija Snjegota

21 • 11 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Wish list / Gift list Martin Andrews

The impeccable co-founder of Fabric has great taste, and his high-end streetwear store is full of covetable Christmas gifts. 

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Wish list / Gift list Martin Andrews

14 • 11 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Wish list / Gift list Luke Bird

A taste for history and items with a touch of flair informs World retail assistant Luke Bird’s Christmas Wish List and Gift List this year.

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Wish list / Gift list Luke Bird

12 • 11 • 19 / Business at Britomart / News

Galway Street is changing – but for now, the best bits are the same

The great news is that Galway Street is being revamped to become a pedestrian-friendly shared space. The even better news is that while this happens, your favourite restaurants and bars are still open. 

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Galway Street is changing – but for now, the best bits are the same

11 • 11 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Lucas Maqueda

 

Whether you’re after a hot flat white or a frosty frozen yoghurt, Lucas can sort you out at White’s & Co in the Atrium on Takutai.

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Lucas Maqueda

07 • 11 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Timothy Gibbs

If you’re looking for a running shoe recommendation from someone who’s test-driven runners through more than a dozen marathons, Timothy Gibbs at Nike is your guy.

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Timothy Gibbs

01 • 11 • 19 / Business at Britomart / News

Singles Day offers at Britomart

Have you heard of Singles Day? If not, you might be surprised to learn it's the biggest annual shopping event in the world! It launched in China a decade ago as a day for singles to celebrate themselves with a gift (it's held on November 11, or 11/11, with the ones referencing single people). 

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Singles Day offers at Britomart

28 • 10 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Jonny Park

As venue manager as Seven and Tommy's Champagne Parlour, Jonny seems to have an affinity for spirits – high spirits, distilled spirits, and even disembodied spirits.

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Jonny Park

24 • 10 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Luke Bilbrough

Bacon-seller, entertainer, romantic – the youngest Bacon Brother is all about adding a little humour and delight to the everyday.

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Luke Bilbrough

21 • 10 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Cheryl Raymond

With an eclectic dress sense and a history to match, Cheryl Raymond is the perfect store manager for World Britomart.

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Cheryl Raymond

17 • 10 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Larissa Lima

M.A.C makeup artist Larissa Lima loves helping turn someone’s day around using the magic of cosmetics.

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Larissa Lima

17 • 10 • 19 / Arts & Culture / Business at Britomart / People

Meet 12 Incredible Finalists For the 2019 Westpac Women of Influence Awards

From young women supporting education for girls in Nepal and fundraising to protect the oceans to a Pasifika peoples health leader and icon of the theatre world, these women are leading the way in New Zealand and abroad.

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Meet 12 Incredible Finalists For the 2019 Westpac Women of Influence Awards

15 • 10 • 19 / Business at Britomart / News

12 Dishes to Test-Drive on Mexico’s New Summer Menu

From six new tacos to a South American take on New Zealand’s most famous dessert, there are fresh flavours everywhere on Mexico’s summer chalkboard.

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12 Dishes to Test-Drive on Mexico’s New Summer Menu

15 • 10 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Christopher Rendell

A chef at legendary New York restaurant Public, and founder of Flinders Lane (Connecticut), now Christopher Rendell oversees a portfolio of restaurants for Savor Group, including Seafarers and Ebisu at Britomart.

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Christopher Rendell

10 • 10 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Vivek Gajanand

An architecture student during the week, on Saturdays, Vivek Gajanand can be found blending spray-free juices and smoothies at the La Cigale market at Britomart.

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Vivek Gajanand

07 • 10 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Loryn Reynolds

Yes, the Jo Malone London assistant offering you a perfume swatch really is Loryn Reynolds, co-winner with Manu Vatuvei of this year’s Dancing with the Stars.

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Loryn Reynolds

05 • 09 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Rawiri Witehira

For Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, Rawiri will be weaving a celebration of the language into his work as a bartender at Caretaker.

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Rawiri Witehira

17 • 07 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Christopher Mitchell

Proving that having a corporate job doesn’t mean having to dress like a, um, bank manager, executive assistant Christopher brings a sense of flair to Westpac’s head office.

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Christopher Mitchell

28 • 10 • 20 / Business at Britomart / News

Where to celebrate Christmas (and the end of 2020) at Britomart

From sophisticated function spaces and private rooms to vibrant bars and restaurants overlooking the harbour, Britomart is full of spots to host Christmas parties, birthday or anniversary celebrations and company events.

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Where to celebrate Christmas (and the end of 2020) at Britomart

02 • 10 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Quentin Borgeaud

Quentin Borgeaud serves up featherlight confections at the Philippe’s Pastries stall at the Saturday morning La Cigale farmers market at Britomart.

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Quentin Borgeaud

01 • 10 • 19 / Business at Britomart / News / Sustainability

We’re building The Hotel Britomart

Cooper and Company is building The Hotel Britomart, a new 10-level development designed by Cheshire Architects in the Britomart precinct.

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We’re building The Hotel Britomart

26 • 09 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Josephine Richardson

With a passion for people – and getting them out of cars – Josie Richardson loves working at Britomart in human resources at Westpac.

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Josephine Richardson

24 • 09 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Eva Maggs

Currently a retail assistant at Kathryn Wilson Footwear, Eva Maggs is looking towards a future in sustainable food or fashion.

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Eva Maggs

19 • 09 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Pip Allen

More than once we’ve considered getting a job at one of our favourite stores or market stands around Britomart just to get the staff discount. Biltong fan Pip Allen actually did it.

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Pip Allen

16 • 09 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Josh Emett

Ostro’s new menu – designed by executive chef Josh Emett alongside head chef Josh Shields – is full of fresh tastes of the sea and unforgettable classics with a twist.

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Josh Emett

16 • 09 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Imogen McCall

As Group Events Manager at Seafarers, Imogen McCall knows all the essentials of a great party, and can help you pull them together.

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Imogen McCall

09 • 09 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Chad Mason

With a penchant for a great blazer and pair of sunglasses, the store manager at Karen Walker is someone we’d trust for fashion advice.

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Chad Mason

05 • 09 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Chris Stevens

Executive creative director/owner at design studio CTRL_ (pronounced ‘Control Space’) Chris is the mind behind the interior design of The Brit, Britomart’s newest gastropub.

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Chris Stevens

03 • 09 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Gareth Stewart

Gareth is the national executive chef for Nourish Group, creating all the menus across the group’s portfolio of pubs, bars and restaurants – including The Brit.

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Gareth Stewart

02 • 09 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Sébastien Barré

The sizzling aroma of sausages is an olfactory clarion call to Kiwis. Maybe that’s why Sébastien Barré’s stall at Britomart’s Saturday market is so popular.

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Sébastien Barré

29 • 08 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Angelo Bagay

Angelo and his wife – and sometimes their kids – sell New Zealand-fresh exotic nuts at the Saturday morning La Cigale produce market at Britomart.

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Angelo Bagay

27 • 08 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Lily Teteina

Among the racks of dreamy prints and fluid drapes at Juliette Hogan, Lily Teteina enjoys the ever-changing landscape of visitors to the store.

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Lily Teteina

22 • 08 • 19 / Business at Britomart / News

Stylish Gifts for Father’s Day

From well-priced style at AS Colour to the ultimate work bag at Deadly Ponies, these gifts will have your dad stepping out or kicking back with confidence.

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Stylish Gifts for Father’s Day

19 • 08 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Susanne Ingmar

This Swedish expat brings the sweet bread-making tradition of her homeland to the Saturday La Cigale Farmers Market at Britomart.

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Susanne Ingmar

14 • 08 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Romain le Gal

As owner of French eatery L’Assiette (soon to be La Petite Fourchette), Romain is predictably raising his kids to be petits gourmets.  

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Romain le Gal

13 • 08 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Isabelle Carson

We don’t envy Isabelle the mighty task of trying to save money for uni while spending her work days surrounded by the tempting racks at Kate Sylvester.

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Isabelle Carson

08 • 08 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Jamie McLellan

Having designed everything from boats and retail interiors to chairs and oil burners, Jamie McLellan is now nested in as head designer at sustainable shoe brand Allbirds.

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Jamie McLellan

08 • 08 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Bryan Garrett Eible

One of the friendliest faces around Britomart, the owner-operator of Nike Britomart is an old-school sneaker head who loves nothing more than family time.

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Bryan Garrett Eible

30 • 07 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Dr Catherine Stone

Founder of cosmedicine spa The Face Place, Dr Cat blends a holistic approach to beauty with world-class expertise in natural-looking non-surgical facial rejuvenation. 

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Dr Catherine Stone

23 • 07 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Christian Parlascino

A true global citizen, Christian Parlascino hails from Italy via central America and Guatemala, and now manages a bit of everything at Japanese restaurant Ebisu.

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Christian Parlascino

16 • 07 • 19 / Arts & Culture / Business at Britomart / People

Katie Lockhart

Katie Lockhart, the interior designer for the new Deadly Ponies store (among other Britomart retail outlets), hunted far and wide for the perfect interior accessories for the accessories brand. 

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Katie Lockhart

09 • 07 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Isla Malitte-Davey

As a duty manager at the rooftop hot-spot Seven at Seafarers, Isla Malitte-Davey is all about making sure her guests go home with a smile on their faces. 

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Isla Malitte-Davey

03 • 07 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Tash Shiu

The multi-talented manager of Ted Baker London keeps herself pretty busy when she’s not welcoming shoppers at the Britomart store.

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Tash Shiu

03 • 07 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Kaz Trass

Kaz Trass, senior manager of sales at Westpac, is one of the many who commute from Auckland’s outskirts to the central city each day – and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Kaz Trass

03 • 07 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Tana Mitchell

Founder of the graphic design company Studio Akin, along with Emma Kaniuk, Tana Mitchell is a talented import to New Zealand who feels right at home at Britomart.

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Tana Mitchell

03 • 07 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Tayla Nalder

Westpac communications specialist Tayla Nalder tells us how she learned about being a true team player through volunteering at Auckland’s Special Olympics.

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Tayla Nalder

26 • 06 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Greg Murrell

Quality is all in the details for the founder of Ryder Salon.

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Greg Murrell

25 • 06 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Brian Campbell

Owner of the ever-popular Miann patisseries, as well the original chef at Milse, the laneway dessert bar off Tyler St, Brian Campbell is a man who truly knows dessert – even if he doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth himself.

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Brian Campbell

20 • 05 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Amber Coulter

We talk to TRA's Amber Coulter about solving the complex problems organisations face today.

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Amber Coulter

27 • 02 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Odessa To’o

By day she’s personal assistant to the head of private wealth at Westpac. By night (well, by afternoon), she’s a fitness instructor at Les Mills.

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Odessa To’o