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The ‘Summer of 2014/15’ has been, and continues to be, something special. Prolonged sunshine hours, the Cricket World Cup happening in our backyard, new businesses and buildings popping up across the Shore - there’s a great buzz about the place!
And there is plenty more excitement centred around our piece of paradise to come this year. As this issue went to print, it was a pleasure to meet TV ‘Masterchef’ and iconic Kiwi restauranteur Josh Emett, who garnered much excitement as guest speaker at Takapuna Beach Business Associations meeting, discussing the upcoming launch of his restaurant Madam Woo. On the back of the recent completion of the Main Beach Takapuna hospitality complex, which we featured on our cover last month, this is another huge score for Takapuna and will surely attract more people and businesses to the Shore from over the bridge and beyond.
Exciting times are also ahead for this month’s cover star - Tai Wynyard. It was fun chatting to this teenager about his phenomenal scholarship offer from one of the USA’s top sporting universities to pursue his basketball dreams. This young ‘Breaker’ and ‘Tall Black’ shares his success story with us this month. One of the attributes that struck me most about Tai was his sense of fun; it was great to hear him enjoying some boisterous banter with his Dad and sharing lots of laughs. He was keen to heap praise on his parents for their support and inspiration, and despite having a seemingly stellar future in the sport ahead of him, appeared to have his (huge) feet firmly on the ground. He joins the long list of talented young Shore exports - many of who we featured in last month’s Northside bonus magazine - making their mark on the world stage.
We feature businesses new to the Shore this month, have some excellent reading from many of our locally-based experts in various fields, and take a look at some great community initiatives going on in our area. And, as always, we shine a light on some of our lovely local folk who we feel are deserving of a bit of time in the limelight!
Go well this March.
Channel Magazine: Issuu 52 March 2015