Tauranga has grown from a sleepy seaside village into a modern city and
this growth has meant the face of shopping has changed hugely.
No longer do we have just suburban shopping centres and Bayfair. Tauranga people are now spoiled for choice with the expansions of Tauranga Crossing, Bayfair and Papamoa Plaza.
In the first of a two-part series, Zoe Hunter examines the rise of the malls and finds out how they compare, what they have to offer and how they're offering more than just a shopping experience.
And she discovers what this all means for our CBD.

Tauranga Crossing

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