Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Outlet Shopping At Dress-Smart Te Rapa Opens

Outlet Shopping At Dress-Smart Te Rapa Opens

A fourth multi-million dollar Dress-Smart outlet shopping centre opened yesterday in Te Rapa, Hamilton to great acclaim.

The 4,500m2 Dress-Smart Te Rapa centre features 36 retail stores under one roof and is part of The Base – a joint venture development between The Warehouse Group and Tainui Group Holdings.

With a strong fashion focus, Dress-Smart Te Rapa is home to some of New Zealand’s most popular clothing brands for men, women and children. There is also a large range of domestic and international labels in various categories including high end and casual clothing, accessories, gifts and personal care. The strong tenant mix includes premier brands such as Trelise Cooper, Bendon, Pumpkin Patch, Barkers, Stevens Gifts, Hero, Working Style, Hartleys, MacKenzie Country, Satori, Fila, Walker and Hall Jewellers, Overland Shoes, HouseHold Linens, Mellencamp Carrywear and Max Fashions.

In an early morning ceremony, members of Tainui together with invited guests and dignitaries gathered to listen to Kaumatua bless the site and to addresses from owners, Prime Retail and the Hamilton Mayor, Michael Redman.

The ribbon was cut by 11 year old Nga Wai Hono I Te Po Paki, the 13th grandchild of the Maori Queen Te Arikinui, Dame Te Atairangikahu.

In his speech, Mayor Michael Redman congratulated Prime Retail for their vision in chosing to locate Dress-Smart in Te Rapa and acknowledged the creation of more than 100 new jobs.

Prime Retail Director and Chief Executive, Mark Schiele says the location was chosen carefully based on superior catchment statistics and demographics.

“We believe that Hamilton is a vibrant and go-ahead city. And, we are very impressed with the Te Rapa site, which is unsurpassed in terms of accessibility and visibility. There has already been plenty of community backing and unprecedented retail demand to become part of Dress-Smart Te Rapa, which also clearly supports our choice.

“Outlet shopping has proven incredibly popular since we opened New Zealand’s first outlet centre, Dress-Smart Onehunga, in 1995. Research has indicated that many Waikato shoppers regularly visit that centre and we are confident that they will be well-pleased to have their own Dress-Smart centre close by,” Mr Schiele said.

Dress-Smart is New Zealand’s premier outlet shopping centre brand offering shoppers a wide range of big brand merchandise at significantly reduced prices. Dress-Smart already has highly successful centres in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Dress-Smart Te Rapa is open seven days from 10am to 5pm and is located at The Base on the corner of Avalon Drive and Te Rapa Road.

[ends]

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why Shipping Is NZ’s New Trade Problem

So Jacinda Ardern and Theresa May have signed a piece of paper promising peace in our time when it comes to our trade with Britain... Right now, a statement from Theresa May on Brexit has as much credibility as a statement by Donald Trump about North Korea’s plans for scrapping its nukes. Despite her recent crushing defeat in the Commons, May is continuing to playing chicken with Britain’s future, for personal and party advantage.

Brexit is not the only concern... More>>

 

Reshuffle: National Announces Spokesperson For Drug Reform

National Leader Simon Bridges has appointed Paula Bennett to the new position of Spokesperson for Drug Reform as the Government pushes ahead with its agenda of drug decriminalisation, to signal National’s commitment to holding them to account. More>>

ALSO:

KiwiBailed: KiwiBuild Head Officially Resigns

The head of Kiwibuild, Stephen Barclay has officially resigned from the role. In a statement issued on his behalf, it was announced that he would step down from today [Friday]. More>>

ALSO:

Welfare Stats: Rise In Hardship Numbers Shows Income Inadequacy

The latest Ministry of Social Development quarterly report show that a record number of people have received hardship assistance from work and income, with an additional 40,000 hardship payments made between September and December 2018, compared to the previous quarter of the same year... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On MBIE’s Social Media Scam

Given the ambit of MBIE’s work, almost any form of social activity could qualify as being part of MBIE’s brief, so the privacy threats posed by this training programme are extensive. The current oversight safeguards seem threadbare to non-existent. More>>

ALSO:

JusTrade: New Campaign For A 21th Century Trade Agenda

‘Critique is no longer enough. If anything is to really change, we need to step away from the existing framework and take a first-principles approach to rethinking what will work for the 21st century.’ More>>

Earlier:

Gordon Campbell: Thompson + Clark Are The Tip Of The Iceberg

How can we tell where and how any lines are being drawn? Oversight is not exactly robust. If it were, Thompson + Clark would have been out of contention for state security work ten years ago. More>>

Trainers: Taratahi Institute of Agriculture In Interim Liquidation

Taratahi employ 250 staff and this year has provided education to over 2500 students. Taratahi owns and manages 8 farms throughout the country. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels