why Kiwi-born restaurateur Tom Maguire, who used to live in Manhattan and operated busy cafés in Auckland, “fell in love and can’t leave”, and why my paddle board instructor Greig Dean combines international work with play in Ohope.
Best pizza: Chez Louis, 63 Pohutukawa Ave. Closed Mon-Tues in winter – open seven days in summer. Great wood-fired pizza, bread and baked goods. Take a seat outside in the garden with a view of the sea. French owner Jean-Louis Desbats and his master baker Noemie Lecurv serve up great food with a warm welcome.