Story: Department stores and shopping malls

Meeting at the mall

Meeting at the mall

National Party leader John Key meets voters at St Lukes mall in Auckland just before the 2008 general election. Malls aim to provide a comfortable and safe meeting place for people of all ages. Customers use them to meet, eat, watch movies, and just ‘hang out’ with their friends and families, as well as to go shopping.

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Helen Laurenson, 'Department stores and shopping malls - Mall and department store culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 June 2023)

Story by Helen Laurenson, published 11 Mar 2010