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New Oyster Cult

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When the owners of The Oyster Inn moved to New Zealand they never intended to open a restaurant, let alone a hotel. Two years on, they are the proprietors of a local institution and a winning brand.

Increasingly known for its vineyards, sandy beaches and extra virgin olive oil, Waiheke Island is an idyllic spot 35 minutes by fast ferry from downtown Auckland. In the main village of Oneroa, just up from a gentle curve of white sand, is The Oyster Inn. Part hotel, part restaurant, the inn is a charming project that opened late last year, set up by Andrew Glenn and Jonathan Rutherfurd Best. The duo moved back to New Zealand in 2010 from London, where they worked for 15 years in marketing and in the catering industry respectively.

Not long after…


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