New Zealand has no shortage of fashion designers barking loudly on the international stage. It was only natural that our fetching four-legged friends would get to enjoy this creative talent for themselves.
Community engagement is hot right now. First conceptualised in the shopping mall space by Austrian architect and mall designer Victor Gruen, the idea of a community-focused mall was a strong influence in the design of Stride’s new West Auckland NorthWest mall. Now, Botany Town Centre has leaned into its community responsibility by planning a series of adoption days for “death row” dogs in partnership with non-profit dog rescue organisation, DC Rescue.
A parking spot for dogs is among the many changes implemented when centre manager Steve Ellingford decided he wanted Bayfair Shopping Centre in Papamoa to be the most accessible mall in New Zealand.
St Bernard rescue dogs have been given smartphone battery packs instead of brandy barrels at this year’s SXSW.