Story: Food shops

Paraparaumu Beach stores, 1940s

 Paraparaumu Beach stores, 1940s

Paraparaumu Beach was a popular weekend destination for Wellingtonians, especially after the Second World War. Shopping restrictions stopped most shops from opening in the weekend, but some areas, such as Paraparaumu Beach and New Brighton in Christchurch, were allowed to open their shops in the weekends from the 1960s. The popularity of weekend shopping in these centres showed politicians that people wanted it.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Sydney Charles Smith Collection (PA-Group-00242)
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Photograph by Sydney Charles Smith

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Carl Walrond, 'Food shops - Shopping hours', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/25506/paraparaumu-beach-stores-1940s (accessed 15 December 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 16 Sep 2016