Gift Card

The perfect gift

You’ve remembered the special occasion – maybe a birthday (or the very real, new birth day), anniversary, christening, wedding or something only you know about – but somehow ideas are proving very hard to come by. Well, have we got THE idea for you. Take all the guess work out with a Coastlands Shoppingtown Gift Card that hits all the right spots. The very lucky recipient can choose where to redeem it, at their own choice of most Coastlands stores, shops, cafes and major outlets. Now how simple and convenient and just perfect is that? Just call into our Customer Service Desk and spend exactly what you want to, knowing the lucky person on the receiving end will definitely end up with something they want. We call it risk-free gift shopping and it’s right where you want to be – where it’s great to be!

 

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Fashion Trends

Whatever your fashion style and colour preferences, it’s great to be shopping where the people who know, really know, and that’s at Coastlands! Find your casual outfit or deck out for a day at the races, evening splendour or just a muck about at home. Our 17 fabulous fashion stores are here to help; and they all have the latest styles to make choosing, mixing and matching easy.
You’ll find your special summer look right here.

You’ll find your special look right here.

The Vision Of Coastlands – 50 Years On

It started with a vision in 1963 by one man to build a shopping mall in Kapiti, which was at the time, a set of small, sleepy seaside communities. Accountant Ray Spackman, known as ‘Mr Coastlands’, bought the land in 1963 where the mall now sits. After a visit to Australia to investigate their new shopping centres, Ray returned convinced that malls were the way of the future, even though there were none in New Zealand at the time. What followed was a five-year campaign with the support of eight other local visionaries to turn Coastlands Shopping Town into reality.

There were many obstacles, not least trying to convince the financial institutions of the time to invest in Paraparaumu.

“It’s hard to imagine now how much a leap of faith the whole venture was for what was basically a small group of local businessmen who believed ‘if we build it, they will come'”, said the late Bruce Mansell, who at the time worked for Ray Spackman’s accountancy firm, and succeeded him as Managing Director of Coastlands in 1987.

Paraparaumu, at the time, was a town of around 5000 people and the Coastlands’ site was an overgrown farm covered in pine trees and scrub.

As well as finding investors, the group had to battle local government, (which was then Hutt City Council), to get the sub-division approved.

Perseverance and faith in the Kapiti region eventually saw construction getting underway in April 1969. The mall opened on 6 November 1969 with 21 shops and 6180 m2 retail space. These pictures show what a completely different landscape Paraparaumu was then.

Ray Spackman’s faith in the region was deserved. Fast forward fifty years, and Coastlands Mall now has over 100 shops and covers an area of over 49,000m2 retail space.

When Coastlands opened, the Kapiti Observer said it was “the day the whole district has been waiting for”. It was a game changer for the Kapiti Coast which has been one of the fastest growing districts in the country since, now with a population of over 53,000.

The past fifty years have seen continued growth and development of the mall, and many firsts including being one of the first shopping centres to trade on Saturdays, making Coastlands a mecca for shoppers all over the Wellington region.

In 1982, a unique partnership was formed between Coastlands Shopping Town and the Ngahina Trust who each have a 50% stake in the land south of the Wharemauku Stream. This allowed for further development of Coastlands. Part of Coastland’s arrangement with the trust was that the land would never be sold, and the trust could regard it as their ancestral land forever, which is important to both parties. Buildings on the expanded site, named Ngahina Arcade, include PAK’nSAVE and The Warehouse.

$150 million investment in developments over 50 years, including Tariki House which opened in 2018, has firmly secured Coastlands as the centre of the Kapiti Coast. “At the heart of the Coastlands developments is the hope to create a space in the community where people can work, connect, shop and play while enjoying pleasant surroundings. It is something we continue to develop,” says Richard Mansell, Chief Executive, who followed in his father’s footsteps managing Coastlands, after his father’s death in January 2013.

Coastlands celebrates its 50th birthday on 6 November 2019.

Gift Ideas

Birthdays, anniversaries, special occasions, Christmas, New Year, farewells and welcomes – so many different days and occasions needing something different, something memorable. This is when it’s great to be here – at Coastlands. Fashion and accessories, health and beauty, sport, lifestyle – gifts and vouchers to make presenting a present that much easier. You’re spoiled for choice at Coastlands; and if choosing is still proving difficult there’s always someone to help with ideas within your budget. You only need to ask!

 

Don’t forget those very special days. Head on to Coastlands to be ready to love the love of your life with something amazing! He/she would welcome a voucher or a specially considered gift. Coastlands is ready for every special day.

Gift Card

The perfect gift

You’ve remembered the special occasion – maybe a birthday (or the very real, new birth day), anniversary, christening, wedding or something only you know about – but somehow ideas are proving very hard to come by. Well, have we got THE idea for you. Take all the guess work out with a Coastlands Shoppingtown Gift Card that hits all the right spots. The very lucky recipient can choose where to redeem it, at their own choice of most Coastlands stores, shops, cafes and major outlets. Now how simple and convenient and just perfect is that? Just call into our Customer Service Desk and spend exactly what you want to, knowing the lucky person on the receiving end will definitely end up with something they want. We call it risk-free gift shopping and it’s right where you want to be – where it’s great to be!

 

Check your Gift Card balance

 

For your convenience and information

here’s a link to our terms and conditions

Summer at Coastlands

The Kāpiti Coast is famous for its Summer, and Coastlands is famous for having everything you need to make the most of it! Whether you’re off to the beach, a BBQ or an outdoor festival, we’ve got the latest Summer styles and colours to help you make a splash and stand out from the queue at the ice-cream truck.

And since Coastlands provides hours of free parking, take time to browse our full range of services. Whether you need pampering, or something a bit more practical, we’ll help you with the luxuries as well as the essentials. It feels like Summer at Coastlands!

Shopping Inspiration

Well – how much inspiration do you need? It’s great to be here – where just about everything you need is right at hand in one great location – Coastlands. You can eat to your heart’s content from speciality shops to the amazing, popular Foodcourt. We have fashion and all the matching accessories to complement your style. Health and beauty, from nails and hair to healthy living advisors and medical experts. We have sports experts, phones, books, stationery, auto accessories and more – it’s hard to know where to stop. Take your time – everyone loves to help.

Movie

The movie world always fascinates us; the lives of the star, their comings and goings and the next big movies they’ll be starring in. Catch all their latest movies with us; we love to keep the newest and the best right here for you. As the reviews come out, we’ll have them all for you as well as putting you right in front of the screen. Whatever your taste, you’ll find the best movies right there at Coastlands. Here’s a link to movie reviews – www.flicks.co.nz!

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04 298 6174

 

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Skincare Tips

Skincare is an ever-developing science; you can spend a lot or a little to help your skin on its way to a beautiful, natural healthy glow. Catch up on the latest products that help slow the visible signs of ageing and protect your skin from New Zealand’s harsh summer sun. And while you’re in the mood, and because it’s great to be here where it’s all happening – give your eyes, your nails, your hair (oh go on, everything!) a new lease on life too. It’s all in one place – Coastlands.

Summer Treats

Treat yourself or someone else this Summer with the freshest new flavours and colours. At Coastlands, Winter is so last season! Whether you’re feeling salty or sweet, our refreshed menus are bursting with new flavours to keep you cool, energised and ready to get pampered. Treat your skin and hair with our massive range of summer products and accessories. You’ll be sure to shine all Summer. Being sun-smart has never looked so good. Don’t forget to treat your feet — They won’t change size this Summer, even if you’ve been hitting the cheeseboard instead of the surfboard 😉 a pedicure or new shoes is the ultimate way to say thanks! And with all the extra house guests, you can treat your home with our range of Summer furnishings. We’ve got everything you need to host a lazy BBQ or cocktail party in the sun. It’s great to be at Coastlands!