Kiwi skate and snow chain Boardertown will open its first South Island outlet with a functional skateboard ramp integrated into the floorplan. The flagship store is part of Queenstown’s new Five Mile development in Frankton.
Christchurch Airport has experienced a revival five years after the earthquake that wreaked havoc on the region. Profits hit $20.6 million in the 2015 financial year, up 110 percent. Passenger spend rates at the airport have also had a bump and are up 4.2 percent, despite some niggly duty free changes. Retail spending is bound to increase further thanks to the recent addition of a new 6100 square metre retail precinct, which is so far home to a Countdown supermarket.