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.


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 –!

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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:


Skin care 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 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.


Come in from the cold and feel all the warmth on offer in the toasty Coastlands environment. Warm up your winter wardrobe in any of our 17 fashion stores, then move onto the treats that will warm you up inside as well – hearty winter meals and drinks as well as everything you need when you’re hosting a mighty winter meal. Complete the vision that is the new you with fashion accessories like shoes and handbags, and cosmetics that reflect the latest trends. And then there’s the pampering that keeps the cold at bay; pedicures and manicures, the latest in hairstyles, and just a good old-fashioned winter massage. Food and drink, specialty stores, furnishings and furniture, everything is right here where winter is everyone’s best friend. Visit the destination that welcomes every season

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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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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.