Waiheke Marketplace : December 5th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 9 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, DECEMBER 5, 2012 ISLAND businessnews WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE - PROMOTING LOCAL BUSINESS SUCCESS Advertising Feature Inspira on Design Home Makeover Aﬀordable design for your home or bach Christmas Decora on of homes and businesses Makeover and restyling if you want to refresh or sell your home For ps, ideas, advice and assistance Contact Chris ne McLaren 021 937 510 chris firstname.lastname@example.org gallery waiheke fl wer Special Event Floral Design The Waiheke Flower Gallery Workroom in Onetangi open by appointment, please phone Virginia Ph:093725477 Mob:021654097 email@example.com www.waihekeflowergallery.co.nz Weddings • Special Events • Corporate Functions • House Flowers 5051416AA Decorating advice from the experts Festive table: This red and white theme is by Virginia Thompson from Waiheke Flower Gallery and Christine McLaren Design and Decor who offer seasonal Christmas decorating and floral arrangements for homes and businesses, home makeovers and interior design. Decorating your home or busi- ness for Christmas can be a daunting task but not when you can get tips from the experts. Talented florist Virginia Thompson and interior designer Christine McLaren showed some examples of their decorat- ive flair at a pre-Christmas function at Virginia s home and studio in Onetangi. Virginia is known to residents and lodge-owners for the beautiful flowers she sup- plies for weddings, banquets, events and home decoration from her business, Waiheke Flower Company. Christine McLaren Design and Decor offers home makeovers, interior design, and seasonal Christmas decorating for homes and businesses. Many residents will have seen some of her work already -- Santa s Grotto and Bayley s window in Oneroa, and Christ- mas decorating at Casita Miro. For their function Virginia and Christine created two fully decorated Christmas trees -- one a black tree decorated in silver, and a green tree with champagne-coloured decora- tions. The tables were furnished with gorgeous floral arrange- ments which complemented the candle holders and table pieces. It was a lovely festive start to the season and guests were delighted to be able to purchase decorations and place orders for flowers, Virginia says. If you would like some help decorating your home or busi- ness for Christmas, or redecorating it in the New Year -- or if you would like gorgeous flowers for a special occasion, call Virginia Thompson at Wai- heke Flower Gallery on 372 5477 or 021 654 097, or Christine McLaren Design and Decor on 021 937 510. Ox offers expert fishing advice Passionate fisherman: Kasey 'Ox' Coghlan opens his fishing shop Ox Tackle Developments on Poto St, off Tahi Rd in Ostend. When Kasey Ox Coghlan moved to Waiheke with his wife and daughter five years ago, he came with the dream of turning his fishing hobby into a living. He had some of the best sup- port anybody could have for building a business. His wife, Del Morgan-Coghlan, owns Let Me Out -- a business develop- ment and marketing company. First he went to work for Top Catch in Half Moon Bay where he learnt the intricacies of retailing as well as how to repair all types of reels and rods and build custom rods. His patience and determi- nation has paid off with the opening of his first fishing shop -- Ox Tackle Developments -- on Poto St, Ostend, next to Island Marine and Machine. This is my passion and my dream. I m here seven days a week to give people advice on the right gear, the best fishing spots and tips on how to improve their fishing, Ox says. Del forced me to do some detailed financial forecasts for my shop about three years ago. We realised that opening on the high street would be a mis- take. Because Waiheke is such a seasonal island, a high street fishing shop with high over- heads just wouldn t survive. The last thing I wanted to do was have to shut the doors of a new business because we hadn t done our homework. We found a place that had lower overheads than the shop frontages of Oneroa or Ostend high streets, and we provide the right amount of fishing gear and supplies for beginners and experts, where I can service people s reels and rods, share fishing advice and open when fishos want to buy their products before heading out for a day s fishing. That s why we re open from 6am on Saturdays and Sun- days. Ox s passion for fishing goes back more than 30 years to his childhood when he used to scav- enge around the rocks near his home in Whangaparaoa. Ox also recently qualified as a skipper and is employed by Waiheke s FQ Fishing charter business to take out groups from Matiatia on board its Senator Offshore 10.2-metre fishing vessel, Innasea. I live on this amazing para- dise island where I spend my days talking to people about fishing and taking them out on fishing trips. If I can keep doing this for the next 30 years, I ll be blissfully happy! And the reason why Kasey is known as Ox? Some friends nicknamed me Ox, saying I have the strength and the temperament of an ox. Over the years I ve broken most fishing gear that you can think of but I only lose my temper when it s not to standard. My mission with Ox Tackle Developments is to give the best advice on what gear works and what doesn t so that other peo- ple don t have to experience that when they re out fishing. Ox Tackle Developments is open from 8am to 6pm, Mondays to Fridays and from 6am on weekends. Visit reelrepairs.co.nz or search OxTackleDevelopmentsLtd on Facebook. Phone 021 0260 1275. New barbers offer a close shave Razor sharp: Andre Gonzalez at his new barber shop Preto. Two Brazilian barbers have set up their scissors and razors in a new barber shop in April Arcade, Oneroa -- no appoint- ment necessary. Andre Gonzalez and his busi- ness partner Camilo share the work from Tuesday to Saturday in their attractive beach themed shop called Preto, where surfboards and paddle- boards adorn the walls. They also offer a wet shave service, complete with hot towels. Anyone fancying the luxury of a close shave should know that Camilo uses the blade while Andre uses a shaver. Both men have years of professional barbering under their belts so just pop in for a haircut and they might even lend you a surfboard. Preto is open from 10am to 5.45pm, Tuesday to Friday, and on Saturdays from 10am to 4.30pm. Lucky winner can travel Many Oneroa businesses put in $50 each for a Christmas Festival prize draw open to anyone who spent more than $20 in participating stores on Saturday. The winner was Marion Bridge, who has a $2000 voucher to spend through United Travel Waiheke.
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