Looking after the locals will be top priority for longtime resident Rangi Kereopa when she and sister Roimata Ponga take over Bow Street’s fish n’ chip shop on Friday and get cooking. They reckon they’ll be selling the kind of food they would want to eat. “And we like to eat!” they say.
Rangi’s given up six years of managing Raglan Information Centre to take on the business commitment which she and Roimata reckon is the start of a whole “new journey” for them.
“And I know the boys will help out,” says Rangi, mother of legendary surfer DK and carver Aaron Kereopa, among others.
The business is up for a change of name too — from Rosies to Nannies — to reflect involvement of the longtime Raglan whanau (family).