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Together we stand, divided we Mall

A further look under the lid of the great and the not-so-great of Wellington shopping centres.   While Johnsonvillians, with the patience of Job, await the bulldozers that will herald the start of work on their Shopping Centre revamp, I thought I would follow up my last article with a closer look under the bonnet…

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You SHALL go to the Mall…

Dunne’s done, but Johnsonville Shopping Centre soldiers on: TalkWellington takes a closer look at the decade-long renovation saga and what it might mean for the future of Wellington retail. They’ve been leaching away for a while now. First it was the odd shop that remained shuttered when the others opened for the day’s trading. Then…

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Go where the people go (it’s money)

Public transport hubs in Wellington generally aren’t great, but this might be about to change. Greater Wellington (and, appended, Wellington City Council) are seeking our feedback: on new bus hubs in Johnsonville and Kilbirnie, and upgrades to facilities in five other “bus hubs” (Newtown, Courtenay Place, Miramar, Brooklyn and Karori Tunnel).  We hear there are…

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Big brands, small towns

Big-brand retail in Wellington is generating bad news for Ōtaki and good news for Tawa.  But there’s more to it than meets the eye.        Ōtaki is mostly known (by the rest of the region) as an outlet shopping destination, or the place you stop for 20 minutes on your roadtrip to stretch…

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