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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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Why the business world needs more sustainability champions

  • Opinion
  • February 20, 2018
  • Malcolm Rands
Why the business world needs more sustainability champions

As part of Idealog's 'Can we fix it?' month of climate-change content, Ecostore co-founder Malcolm Rands explains why sustainability is now crucial to our planet, our wellbeing, and the economy, as well as sharing some actions businesses can take to move towards this.

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Dyson is doubling down on New Zealand

  • News
  • February 19, 2018
  • Sarah Dunn
Dyson is doubling down on New Zealand

British-owned domestic appliance supplier Dyson is investing in its New Zealand market by opening its first dedicated local office this year. It's also transitioning into handling its own distribution.

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