Things People will do for Chocolate
It shames me to admit it but Matthew Moloney had me at “chocolate.” And, because listening’s not my strong point, despite never running for anything in my life – I’ve run from plenty – at 8 am (yes, that’s a time) on the 10th of September I’ll be taking part in a 39-year-old Dunedin tradition involving a cold wind up your jaxie and albatrosses.
Slick Willys, a well-known retail store in Dunedin, has a long history. Originally down by Farmers on George Street, it moved in 2003 to the top story of Northern George St in the popular Edinburgh Way. It has since expanded to a two-storied destination offering more than ever and covering all ages. The team at Slicks are known for their amazing relationships with customers and regulars - going the extra mile to ensure they are looked after.
Brand New Awesome
Big Brother is brewing for You. The fermented beverages division of the omnipresent New New New Corporation will take over your taste buds one boundary-breaking beverage at a time with their amazing range of beers for humans. Located in a prize-winningly redeveloped building dating from the 1870s at 218 Crawford street with its history written all over its face: graffitied beams, one lightly charred from a long-ago fire – through the arch of the old carriage way under which coach and four used to rumble you can see the sawtooth skyline of the city’s former industrial backside. Now Blade Runner bathrooms meet the neon-coloured robot love of the brewery’s Atari-esque pop art labels, everything overseen by the good luck cat, “our rep on this planet” says founder Ian McKinlay.
Olveston Historic Home
Dunedin has so many interesting and unique facets that make it beloved by so many. But one makes it stand out from so many other places are the iconic mansions and beautiful historical buildings.
Company of Strangers
“I’ve always been a maker” explains Sara Munro of Company of Strangers as she muses over her first forays into arts and design: doing needlepoint with her grandmother and selling pots she had painted in the Octagon.