Megan Jaffe of Remuera gave a very inspirational presentation on the building on 411-413 Remuera Road, which she has created for the Remuera community
Megan was introduced by Ben Ryken.  Megan gave us a very inspirational presentation on the building on 411-413 Remuera Road which she has created for the Remuera community.  Megan moved to Remuera for the Schooling of her two boys.  She loves Remuera so much that she will never leave.
411 and 413 Remuera Road are on two titles.  This is the third building on this site - the first was the Remuera Road Board office in 1902.  In 1915, that building became the first Remuera Public Library when Remuera amalgamated with Auckland City.  After a new library was built along the road in 1926, the wooden structure was relocated to Pt. Chevalier. 
Megan had only 48 hours to decide whether she wanted to purchase the building and was only able to walk into one part of it.  She purchased the building for $5 million and spent $7 million on the restoration project.It took one year to get Resource Consent following 15 written complaints.  The building has been earthquake proofed. Megan was inspired by the Selfridge Store in London.  John Banks was the Project Manager and was meticulous with his attention to detail.  This building is the first significant restoration in the Remuera shopping Centre since 1971.  Megan said that if she did the re-build again, there is not one thing that she would change.  Megan's husband, Warwick spoke about how proud he is of what has been achieved with the building.
Megan wants to encourage community groups to make use of the first floor of the building.  Anyone is welcome to come in and have a look at the building.
Iain Valentine thanked Megan for her passionate presentation,  her commitment and the wonderful standard that she has set for Remuera.