Julian's Berry Farm has a great summer

While Whakatane may still be a contender for the title of sunshine capital, a local business says there's been enough of it to help them achieve a record summer.

Julian's Berry Farm and Cafe says it's had a great summer, due to fine weather and long periods of sunshine.

The business has closed it's doors for another season, reopening at the end of September.

Co-owner Monica Julian says business over the summer has been good.

She says more than 70,000 ice-creams have been sold over the course of the summer.

Sam Gardner