Monthly Archives: May 2015

One88 on Commerce near completion

Posted by on

With the project nearing completion One88 On Commerce is undertaking a major landscape transformation.

Locals are commenting on the huge visual improvement of the site on Commerce Street Whakatane. The site had been vacant for several years hence the landscaping is very welcome to the Whakatane residents.

Blair Dawson, a Whakatane landscape gardener is in charge of the project.The garden covers an area of 700 square meters.

Blair has been living and working in Whakatane for many years.

The brief to Blair was to design a garden fit for purpose that had areas for guests to relax, entertain, play and BBQ. He was keen to create something special that was attractive and functional.

He knows what grows well in the area and has chosen 13 species of hardy plants that are also drought tolerant.

 Blair says “Often Commercial gardens can be thrown together and lack structure and form. Some of the plants will flower providing year round colour which is often lacking in a commercial garden.”

Meanwhile the Construction of the Motel Complex is progressing ahead of schedule and Mark is confident that One88 on Commerce will be open for business at the end of June

Kellie is busy hiring staff and choosing fabrics to complete the interiors. She says there has been a steady stream of enquiry for bookings.

For bookings and more information you can phone Kellie on 022 176 7097 or Mark on 022 175 4503

Or email