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19 • 11 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

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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Natalija Snjegota

18 • 11 • 19 / Business at Britomart / People

Wish list / Gift list Alumita Smith

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Wish list / Gift list Alumita Smith

14 • 11 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

Tim Gruchy

Tim Gruchy is the artist behind the interactive digital artwork SCOUT in Takutai Square, which has recently been jazzed up with some new tech. Tim tells us all about it.

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Tim Gruchy

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

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Timothy Gibbs

07 • 11 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

Serval Fandango

Serval Fandango (one of those is his actual name!) is one of Auckland’s hottest young graphic artists right now, creating eye candy that we thought was the perfect fit for our Sweet Treats November campaign.

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Serval Fandango

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 / Arts & Culture / People

Kaitiakitanga

Charlotte Graham’s monumental painting has been made onto posters that feel just as monumental on Customs Street. 

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Kaitiakitanga

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

03 • 10 • 19 / Business at Britomart / News

Why Britomart’s the Perfect Place For Your Staff Christmas Party

From sophisticated private function spaces to vibrant harbourfront bars and restaurants, Britomart is the perfect central city location to host a Christmas, birthday or anniversary celebration, or create an unforgettable corporate event.

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Why Britomart’s the Perfect Place For Your Staff Christmas Party

03 • 10 • 19 / News

5 Ways Britomart Restaurants Make Group Dining Extra-Special

If you’re planning a get-together for Christmas, a birthday or another special event, these eateries have everything you need and more.

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5 Ways Britomart Restaurants Make Group Dining Extra-Special

03 • 10 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

Sarah Callesen

Sarah Callesen is one of the artists who contributed a poster to Present Tense : Wāhine Toi Aotearoa, the series of works by women artists changing weekly on the construction hoardings outside The Hotel Britomart site on Customs Street East and Gore Street. 

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Sarah Callesen

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

01 • 10 • 19 / News

50 Amazing Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes at Britomart

The most amazing thing about this is that it’s by no means an exhaustive list of the vegetarian options within our nine blocks.

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50 Amazing Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes at 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

26 • 09 • 19 / Arts & Culture / News / Sustainability

Car parks get populated with people for Park(ing) Day

On Friday 20 September 2019, Britomart's Tyler St was traffic-jammed with locals enjoying themselves in spaces usually occupied by cars. In six plant-strewn 'parklets' along the street, pedestrians sipped coffee on couches, beanbags and seats, or lay back on a cardboard-tube incline and contemplated a cloud of white balloons created by CAAHT Studio. 

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Car parks get populated with people for Park(ing) Day

26 • 09 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

Elisapeta Heta

Elisapeta Heta works at architecture firm Jasmax, and is a poet, artist, and member of Architecture + Women and Ngā Aho, the collective of Māori design professionals. 

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Elisapeta Heta

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 / Sustainability

World Green Building Week: How we’re taking strides towards Net Zero Carbon 2050

Going backwards in business isn’t usually a good thing – but we’re proud to say we’re starting to go backwards when it comes to carbon emissions. 

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World Green Building Week: How we’re taking strides towards Net Zero Carbon 2050

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

11 • 09 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

Painting the town red: a new exhibition of graphic art by women

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Painting the town red: a new exhibition of graphic art by women

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 / Arts & Culture / People

Waiata

Celebrating Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori with Waiata / Anthems in the Atrium on Takutai

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Waiata

14 • 08 • 19 / The Good Citizen

Anahera Rawiri

In the latest edition of our Good Citizen podcast, Anahera Rawiri of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei talks to Jeremy Hansen about finding solutions to Auckland’s housing crisis.

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Anahera Rawiri

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 / News

Six Things To Read, Watch and Listen To For Father’s Day

We’ve rounded up three articles, a podcast, a YouTube channel and a book that tackle the realities of being a dad in the modern age.

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Six Things To Read, Watch and Listen To For Father’s Day

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 / Arts & Culture

What we love to cook when we’re not dining at Britomart

A short and sweet round-up of recipe books that feed our creative impulses in the kitchen.

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What we love to cook when we’re not dining at Britomart

14 • 08 • 19 / News / People / Sustainability

The beauty of heritage

The restoration of the Buckland and Masonic Buildings is part of Britomart’s commitment to sustainable development, historic preservation and place-making for people. 

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The beauty of heritage

14 • 08 • 19 / News / Sustainability

Here’s one major way you can reduce marine plastic

It’s not that long until the magnificent Auckland harbour is on show to the world during the America’s Cup. With their GulfX project to clean up the Waitematā Harbour, the Sustainable Business Network is doing something about it – and Britomart is happy to help. 

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Here’s one major way you can reduce marine plastic

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

16 • 07 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

Vicky Tamariki

Artist Vicki Tamariki’s cast of cheerful, crazy, cool characters are brightening up Britomart as part of our Works on Paper poster series.

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Vicky Tamariki

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

03 • 07 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

Jonathan Kay

Jonathan’s large-scale artwork starts with melting ice and ends with a dramatic fabric installation. 

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Jonathan Kay

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

25 • 07 • 19 / Arts & Culture / News / People

Art in the Atrium

Students from Manurewa High School have brought their artistic talents to the Atrium on Takutai. 

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Art in the Atrium

25 • 07 • 19 / News

All the delicious Restaurant Month deals at Britomart

From cheap eats and vegan treats to a Japanese degustation, there’s an amazing menu to tempt everyone.

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All the delicious Restaurant Month deals at Britomart

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

16 • 07 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

How to hāngi

To celebrate Matariki 2019, we invited hāngi master Rewi Spraggon to lay a hangi in Takutai Square. This is how he creates an authentic feast of Aotearoa kai.

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How to hāngi

05 • 07 • 19 / News

The Hotel Britomart: Officially an eco-hotel

With confirmation of a 5 Green Star Design rating from the New Zealand Green Building Council, The Hotel Britomart is set to be New Zealand’s most eco-friendly hotel. 

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The Hotel Britomart: Officially an eco-hotel

03 • 07 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

James K. Lowe’s The Noble Ones

We celebrated the arrival of the Year of the Pig in 2019 with a photographic project by James K. Lowe in Takutai Square.

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James K. Lowe’s The Noble Ones

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 / Arts & Culture / People

Charlotte Graham

The artist behind ‘Te Waiora’ the huge temporary artwork whose water droplets flooded the Britomart precinct for summer 2018=2019, talks to Jeremy Hansen about her work and herself.

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Charlotte Graham

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

01 • 07 • 19 / The Good Citizen

Jacqueline Paul

Jacqueline Paul talks to Jeremy Hansen about the housing crisis, inequality and the damage racist stereotyping is doing to Auckland. 

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Jacqueline Paul

27 • 06 • 19 / News

Again again coffee cups

Forgotten your reusable cup again? No worries! At Britomart, you can now hire an Again Again cup at most of the precinct’s cafes, and return it for a refund next time you visit.

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Again again coffee cups

27 • 06 • 19 / People

Mahsa Willis

Mahsa Willis’ eponymous label of delicate blouses, oversized blazers and romantic dresses is stocked at Fabric.

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Mahsa Willis

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

04 • 06 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

‘Ahota’e’iloa Toetu’u

Waving a flag is often an expression of cultural pride. For artist ‘Ahota’e’iloa Toetu’u, the new flags on Te Ara Tahuhu are a way to meld different artistic traditions

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‘Ahota’e’iloa Toetu’u

20 • 05 • 19 / News

Allbirds are landing

The news is finally out: the New Zealand-inspired, San Francisco-born sustainable footwear brand Allbirds will be landing at Britomart in August.

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Allbirds are landing

20 • 05 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

Janet Lilo

Janet Lilo’s poster creations for our Customs St East Works on Paper project are energetic and eye-catching – but there’s more to them than catches the eye.

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Janet Lilo

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

08 • 05 • 19 / The Good Citizen

Fonteyn Moses-Te Kani

From a mostly-Māori rural community to the centre of one of the country’s biggest banks: in the latest episode of The Good Citizen, Fonteyn Moses-Te Kani tells Jeremy Hansen how we can do diversity better.

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Fonteyn Moses-Te Kani

01 • 01 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

Tyrone Ohia

Some people can get you smiling as soon as they walk in the room. Tyrone Ohia is one of those people.

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Tyrone Ohia

07 • 03 • 19 / The Good Citizen

Ben van Bruggen

Urban designer Ben van Bruggen spoke to Jeremy Hansen about why we should stop listening to the vocal minority attempting to block change, and be inspired about Auckland’s development. 

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Ben van Bruggen

07 • 01 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

Aruna Po-Ching

Hula dance artist and teacher Aruna Po-Chingtells us how the hula tradition celebrates the landand creatures of the Pacific.

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Aruna Po-Ching

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

15 • 10 • 18 / The Good Citizen

Henry Crothers

In the second episode of The Good Citizen Jeremy Hansen talks to Henry Crothers about having the bravery to transform our urban landscapes.

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Henry Crothers

19 • 09 • 18 / The Good Citizen

Jade Kake

Jade Kake knows Māori design principles can change Aotearoa for the better: not only in our housing, but in our towns and cities too.

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Jade Kake