Measures to keep you safe

Coastlands remains open under Alert Level 2. Let’s be safe and practice social distancing and take hygiene precautions. Please wash your hands, thoroughly and often.


There are some precautionary efforts that we have made for Level 2.

1. Making alcohol-based hand sanitiser at key locations and entrances.

2. Increasing frequent cleaning and disinfecting of regularly used objects and hard surfaces (e.g. hand-rails, bathroom door handles, food-court tables and trays). Rubbish bins will also be emptied more regularly.

3. Facilitating and encouraging social distancing guidelines. This includes avoiding any activities or circumstances that encourage gathering. Tables within the foodcourt have been reduced and separated.

5. Promoting contactless transactions such as payWave instead of cash for payments. Retailers have been encouraged to facilitate distancing at counters and benches.

6. Hairdressers, nail technicians and beauty and masseuse therapists are required to wear appropriate PPE.

Stores are required to avoid overcrowding and may need to impose an in/out system to limit the number of people in their stores at a time.

We do ask for your cooperation with contact tracing and ensure you that details taken adhere to government recommendations within the confinements of your privacy rights. For more information on the Government Tracing app, click here

If you don’t feel well, stay home and get tested. We have done an amazing job at keeping our country as safe as possible.

Te Raukura ki Kapiti

Te Raukura ki Kāpiti: Parihaka Gifts Name to Kāpiti Performing Arts Centre

As Te Rā the sun peeked across the horizon toward Kāpiti Island this morning, a group of fifty Parihaka leaders and those with connections to Taranaki gathered to bless Kāpiti’s new performing arts centre with a name steeped in history and inspiration for the performers who will call it home for generations to come – Te Raukura ki Kāpiti.
At 5:15am a crowd of 300 gathered and Karakia Tomo Whare was carried out at the new $12 Million dollar multi purpose venue off Raumati Road, which was built by Kāpiti College in a project with significant community funding.

Meaning feather, Te Raukura is an important symbol of peaceful coexistence to the tribes who affiliate to the Taranaki Rohe, including Waikanae’s Te Ati Awa whose whakapapa sought refuge there among many other iwi who had been oppressed and marginalised by the Crown.
As a plume of white feathers, Te Raukura represents spiritual, physical, and communal harmony and unity despite hardship. It is a symbol of faith, hope, and compassion for all of mankind – a sentiment fitting of what the kura sees as a community asset, said Kāpiti College teacher in charge of Te Reo Māori, Paora Trim.
“Parihaka holds a heavy place in our history books but the values and lessons that arose from the time of Te Raukura are a source of great inspiration,” he said.
“The opening and gift of such a taonga is a great honour to the kura and an acknowledgement of our long association with Parihaka and Taranaki.”
So struck by the kōrero of Parihaka, the kura recently put in place a Parihaka-based curriculum and set of values within the school.
“That sense of community and peace that was fostered at Parihaka all those years ago feels very at home in our school,” said Principal Tony Kane, “And it rings true for the centre. We strongly believe in the harmony of this place, the community built it together and it belongs to us all.” The building will be opened to the public by Hon Grant Robertson in a festival-like open Day next Saturday, 22 February.
Parihaka Takes the Stage
As part of Te Raukura ki Kāpiti opening season, Parihaka, a moving sell-out Kāpiti College production written by Trim and colleague Nicola Easthope will be re-staged in the centre’s Coastlands Theatre on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th of March. The emotionally charged, historical drama will be a box office event with tickets available at: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2020/parihaka/paraparaumu

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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 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.

Winter at Coastlands

Winter will never get in the way at Coastlands
– where everything cool is hitting the shelves in time to keep the cold at bay.

You’ll also find the very best winter menus and savoury bites that warm from the inside out.

Discover the coolest winter fashions throughout your favourite stores – clothes, shoes, hair and nails, actually we’ve got everything nailed! And of course you can warm your home with the coolest items for

the coldest of nights when you select from our special winter ranges.

Shopping, food, service businesses –
everywhere you look, right now we’re turning
winter cold into winter cool. It’s great to be here.

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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For your convenience and information

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