Aaron and Malika opened Mount Maunganui’s phenomenally successful café, The General, in 2017. But their connection to the Bay runs deep – right back through Aaron’s childhood. They love living in downtown the Mount and enjoy all it has to offer.
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.
Pip is almost part of the furniture at Waihi Beach. She runs the vet, owns one of the local pubs and runs an organic dairy farm. She’s passionate about the Bay of Plenty and says it’s been the perfect place to raise a family.
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.