Hamilton has made a bold move and has publicly expressed its interest in being the first location for an Amazon New Zealand headquarters.
A Hamilton cake shop and 2015 Top Shop Awards winner called The Girl on the Swing has swiftly exited Hamilton’s CBD, following problems with graffiti, vomit outside its store and “intimidation”. It still will continue to run its original store across town in Chartwell.
As a result of more Auckland residents moving south to Hamilton and Tauranga, house prices are increasing and with that comes the need for shops. Bayleys says in its latest Marketbeat report that the flow-on demand for commercial properties, including retail, will become more evident in 2016.