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Auckland’s newest mall NorthWest wins an architecture award

  • Property
  • July 19, 2016
  • Will Bowman
Auckland’s newest mall NorthWest wins an architecture award

Owned and managed by NZX-listed Stride, NorthWest was designed by Australasian architecture firm the Buchan Group and forms the heart of the new Westgate Town Centre.

The centre recently took out the 2016-2017 Asia Pacific Property Award for Retail Development and Retail Architecture, New Zealand, and received Gold in the NZ Commercial Property Awards. It also received a merit at the Property Council New Zealand Property Industry Awards 2016.

“The centre’s interior design reflects a strong sense of place, embracing the rich tones of the black sand beaches of the nearby rugged West Coast, leafy surrounding vineyards and variety of colourful fruit farms and market gardens surrounding,” said the Buchan Group principal, David Thornton.

After an opening that was surrounded by much fanfare, there were initial reports claiming the centre was a ‘ghost town.’ However, it is now fully leased and is enjoying increasing visitor numbers each month.

Retail space deals at stage two of the development, NorthWest Two, are currently finishing up. 

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Kimberlys will be gone by Sunday

  • News
  • December 11, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Kimberlys will be gone by Sunday

Womenswear company Kimberlys was founded in 1983, but it won’t see out the end of 2017 before folding. It went into receivership in October and as a buyer has failed to come forward, all remaining Kimberlys stores will close on December 17.

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In store music matters

  • In Association with OneMusic
  • December 11, 2017
In store music matters

Music. It’s always there, but it’s not often we stop to think about the effect it has on our environment. Mark Cowie, New Zealand operations manager for Recycle Boutique talks about how they use music targeted to their demographic to add to the in-store experience.

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Oroton luxury bags put into administration

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  • December 8, 2017
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Oroton Group, owners of luxury accessories chain Oroton, entered the brand into administration at the end of November. The chain is set to operate as usual until a decision is reached regarding the brand's future.

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