They're the city's mega-malls and they have grown hugely, offering not just shopping but a dining and entertainment experience.

But what does the growth of Tauranga Crossing and Bayfair mean for the city centre?

In the second of a two-part series on the rise of the malls, Zoe Hunter investigates the impact on the CBD and finds out how retailers and the city's leaders are responding and what the future holds.

It is mid-morning on a Saturday in Tauranga's city centre and there are few shoppers around.

I've just come from the hustle and bustle of the city's newest mega-mall at Tauranga Crossing where almost every