The Brickworks dining development at New Lynn opens with a jingle

  • News
  • November 5, 2015
  • Sarah Dunn
The Brickworks dining development at New Lynn opens with a jingle

In his speech opening The Brickworks, McVinnie gave his seal of approval to the new restaurants: “The restaurants all serve real food, otherwise I wouldn’t be here.”

Kiwi Property general manager of retail Karl Retief was present as part of the company’s executive team. People come to malls for more than just retail therapy, he says: “It’s an experience as well.”

He said he’d enjoyed hearing positive feedback about the new development from the public, sharing an anecdote about an 86-year-old woman who had come to The Brickworks’ opening from her home in a nearby apartment.

“She said, ‘This is going to be my playground now,’” Retief says.

Ray McVinnie, Jo McDonald, Chris Gudgeon and Lauren Riley at the opening of The Brickworks.

Kiwi Property chief executive Chris Gudgeon told a crowd of around 100 people that The Brickworks had taken the company just 10 months to build after construction began in January. The majority of the design and development work for The Brickworks was done in-house.

The Brickworks’ site formerly housed a car park, but a Kiwi Property representative says no parks were lost in the development process. The site now contains seven new eateries, most of which are quality dining, sit-down restaurants which supplement LynnMall’s existing food court.

They are: Bodrum Kitchen; Cleaver & Co; Goode Brothers; Hansan; Meso; Shaky Isles and Wagamama.

The development and accompanying expansion of LynnMall cost more than $39 million. The complex has also benefited from investment by Reading Cinemas, which will open the first of its cinema outlets in Auckland later this month.

Gudgeon says west Auckland is increasingly connected to the central city, referring to New Lynn as “central west”: “West Auckland isn’t a field trip anymore."

He believes shoppers will travel from other parts of the city to dine at The Brickworks, comparing the “hip, contemporary” dining offering to those in areas like Kingsland, Ponsonby and the Wynyard Quarter.

Asked about the rumours of Zara’s arrival at Sylvia Park, Gudgeon had no comment. He spoke of the H&M store which will open there in late 2016, saying it was likely to add another incentive for shoppers to visit physical stores, and also praised the new Country Road store in Sylvia Park.

“When you walk in there, you just feel like spending money.”

Kiwi Property development manager Jo McDonald pointed out that shopping at bricks and mortar stores adds a certain ambiance that ecommerce can’t compete with.

“Over at Bodrum, everyone’s sitting there having a coffee in the sun,” she says. “You can’t get that on the internet.”

​ ​

This is a community discussion forum. Comment is free but please respect our rules:

  1. Don’t be abusive or use sweary type words
  2. Don’t break the law: libel, slander and defamatory comments are forbidden
  3. Don’t resort to name-calling, mean-spiritedness, or slagging off
  4. Don’t pretend to be someone else.

If we find you doing these things, your comments will be edited without recourse and you may be asked to go away and reconsider your actions.
We respect the right to free speech and anonymous comments. Don’t abuse the privilege.


Automation will help retailers focus on customers

  • News
  • June 19, 2019
  • The Register team
Automation will help retailers focus on customers

More than 100 retailers have gathered at Freedom Furniture’s new Newmarket flagship to consider what the upcoming wave of automation technology offers for the industry. Speakers included Pier Smulders from Alibaba Group and Soul Machines’ Hilary O’Connor.

Read more

A guide to the four favourite business f***-ups I've made

  • Opinion
  • June 18, 2019
  • Wendy Thompson
A guide to the four favourite business f***-ups I've made

Wendy Thompson is the founder and CEO of the successful social media marketing agency Socialites, and has 16 years digital marketing experience in some of New Zealand's top advertising agencies. However. that doesn't mean she hasn't made her fair share of mistakes in her career. Here, in her typically colourful way, she shares four mistakes she's learnt from all her years in business – and the important lessons she learnt from them.

Read more

The Kiwi start-up making edible coffee cups a reality

  • Design
  • June 18, 2019
  • Sarah Dunn
The Kiwi start-up making edible coffee cups a reality

The vanilla-flavoured, sog-resistant edible cups produced by Auckland company Twiice were four years in the making, but now they’re on the menu at Auckland cafes. We gave them a taste.

Read more

Social scoreboard

Zavy and The Register have worked together to create a scoreboard that compares how the top 25 traditional media advertising spenders in New Zealand have performed on social media over the past 30 days, updated in real time.

Regional rollercoaster
What does retail look like in 2019 for ...
Concept to closet
Business coverage of New Zealand Fashion Week.
Town centres
A positive retail environment over the past 12 ...
Amazon Arrival
Keeping up with all things Amazon as it ...
The Retail Yearbook 2017
As we battle our way through the busiest ...
Hospitality enhancing retail
Some think food and integrated hospitality offerings will ...
The future is bright
We spoke with four retailers in their twenties ...
Spotlight on signage
At first glance, the humble in-store sign might ...
Red Awards 2016
The Red Awards for retail interior design celebrate ...
Auckland Unitary Plan
Auckland is changing. The Unitary Plan will decide ...
How to open a store
Sarah Dunn considers what it would take to ...
All things to all people
Kiwi retailers share their omnichannel strategies.
Rising stars
Retail's top young achievers.
Delivering on your promises
The sale isn't over until your item is ...
Retail in heartland New Zealand
Retailers keep the regions pumping, but how strong ...
Women in retail help one another. We spoke ...
The changing face of retail
Shifting demographics are creating big changes in New ...
The retail yearbook
With the help of experts in the retail ...
Retail rogues
We put the spotlight on staff training. Jai ...
Here come the giants
Topshop has arrived in Auckland’s CBD, David Jones ...
From retail to e-tail
Ecommerce has become part of the way mainstream ...
Window shopping: A spotlight on social media
Sarah Dunn and Elly Strang look at how ...
Loyalty in the digital age
How are retailers maintaining loyalty? Sarah Dunn, Elly ...
The Innovators | In partnership with Spark Business
Technology is rapidly changing the retail industry as ...

Alibaba runs its Ecommerce Expo in New Zealand for the first time

Chinese conglomerate Alibaba Group reported revenue of more than US$56 billion this year, and in it owns the world’s largest online B2B trading platform ...


The beauty of it: From start to success with cosmetics mogul Rowena Roberts

  • News
  • June 14, 2019
  • Courtney Devereux
The beauty of it: From start to success with cosmetics mogul Rowena Roberts

Rowena Roberts had zero experience in retail when she propositioned Estée Lauder to allow her to open a MAC Cosmetics store in New Zealand. Now, over 18 years later through her business Red Honey Cosmetics, she has sold luxury brands Jo Malone London, Bobbi Brown and MAC in New Zealand successfully. The cosmetics mogul talks to us on the most important aspects of running her businesses, and why no one should ever be afraid to do the literal dirty work.

Read more

Spread the word: Pic’s Peanut Butter World opens

If all the world’s a stage, Pic’s Peanut Butter World is no peanut gallery.

Next page
Results for
About us.

The Register provides essential industry news and intelligence, updated daily. And the digital newsletter delivers the latest news to your inbox twice a week — for free!

©2009–2015 Tangible Media. All rights reserved.
Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy policy.

The Register

Content marketing/advertising? Email or call 022 639 3004

View Media Kit