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To Get a Letter, Send a Letter...

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To Get a Letter, Send a Letter...

The Old Post Shop will be a familiar sight, presiding grandly on the main street of Devonport. The stunning building, beautifully restored by its owners, was purpose built and used as a post office until the 1980s. Today the art deco styled building is home to a number of Devonport’s businesses, and one that seems to fit like a glove is Fitzgerald Taylor, our own Boutique Stationers.

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She's a Material Girl

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She's a Material Girl

If the world was full of Sarah Stoutes, then it would be a happy place indeed. Tucked neatly away in a romantic courtyard behind Portofino is Sarah’s business Devonport Alterations & Dry Cleaning, and there, in her two years, she has grown a reputation for excellent seam work, detailed garment design, and skilled dressmaking.

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Reformed by Devonport Physio & Pilates

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Reformed by Devonport Physio & Pilates

Sarah Metcalf is our resident physio and pilates guru who owns Devonport Physio & Pilates on Wynyard Street. We don’t just love her for her commitment to physical wellness, we also love her for nailing the super mum gig – because when she’s not busy getting the bodies of her clients into line, she’ll be getting her own three little loves (including 2 year old twins!) straightened out. We ask Sarah a few nosy questions to find out what her business is all about…

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Middle Eastern Flavours at Karavan

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Middle Eastern Flavours at Karavan Delicatessen

 

On Wynyard street, the heart of Devonport Arts Fest Street Art, in an artist-painted warehouse is our newest day-time eatery, the hotly popular Karavan Delicatessen. In this light and slick space Head Chef Victor Flores (formerly of Vudu Café and Kokako Café) serves up stunning middle eastern foods using local produce, and the organic coffee from Wellington roaster People’s Coffee has already won over many morning commuters as their preferred ferry-crossing fix. Karavan’s hotly contested signature dish for breakfast or lunch is Shakshuka - slow roasted heirloom tomatoes from Eighty4 Ltd paired with L'Authentique merguez sausages and free-range eggs. 

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Saving lives, restoring sight and building homes with the Anglican Op Shop

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Saving lives, restoring sight and building homes with the Anglican Op Shop

The Anglican Community Shop is a glory box of treasures and those who shop there, whether they’re aware or not, are making a valuable difference to the lives of others.

Commonly known as “The Op Shop” it was started in 1977 by the Ladies of the Guild to provide financial support for the Parish of Devonport at a time when it was experiencing some financial difficulty. The Op shop was so successful in its mission to help, that they had funds left over which were happily donated to charities and outreach programmes. Hence the tradition continues to this day. The shop has been part of Devonport for 40 years, having moved premises several times and is now situated at the Wynyard Street end of Devonport’s historic Arcade Building on lower Victoria Road.

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