Amy owns the Waihi Beach Hotel and is passionate about it being a showcase for everything that’s great about Waihi Beach and the laid-back Bay of Plenty lifestyle – the same lifestyle that brought her home to raise her two young children after ten years abroad.
Takoyaki chef and Luca Coffee Shop manager Shinji Mizuno (32) and surfboard shaper Jordan Griffin (22) are friends that love travelling together in search of great waves. They’re also partners in Golden Balls, a takoyaki and karage food stand.
The sun, sand, and a drink in your hand. It’s what summers in New Zealand – and the Bay of Plenty – are made of.
It’s not surprising that the Bay’s relaxed, down to earth lifestyle has given rise to an innovative – and impressive - craft beer scene.