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So what's NEW in Milford?

Your monthly update from
Murray Hill, Manager of the Milford Business Association.

Diversity of Businesses a key character of Milford Shops

Welcome back to my Milford column for another year. We hope you all had a wonderful festive season and welcome you back to our Milford Shopping mecca.
Lots of things have been happening since December. Milford will be welcoming nine new businesses to our town centre over the next few months plus there have been renovations to other businesses over the Christmas and New Year break.

New businesses/premises will include:

  • New wine bar at 99 Kitchener Road.

  • New Yoga studio above Air New Zealand.

  • New Gelato/ Frozen Yogurt Store parlour next to Tea Total.

  • New cafe` in the old Steamship Co premise.

  • New shoe shop in old BNZ building.

  • New salon for Milford Hair Design in the old BNZ building.

  • New hearing professional in old Amcal chemist premises.

  • Two new physiotherapy businesses.

  • Milford Beauty Therapy relocating to 4 Dodson Avenue.

  • Crafty Knitwits expanding into Milford Beauty premises with a secret ‘twist’ on service!

Businesses renovated include:

  • Swiss Bakery & Cafe.
  • Tea Total.

So if you have been away during this period, there are plenty of new shops to see on your next shopping trip!

Congratulations to Pauline McFarlane
Audi A1 Milford Christmas Promotion Winner

Pauline McFarlane was the lucky winner of the fabulous Audi A1 prize we had up for grabs in our biggest ever Christmas promotion.
This picture was taken at Giltrap Audi, when she returned from a holiday in Austrailia to pick it up.
Pauline regularly travels from Taupo to Milford to shop and catch up with friends, having lived in the area for over 12 years. Pauline will be giving us regular updates of her travels in the car. Follow her on our Facebook page –

1st Craft Market of the New Year

Saturday 9th February 9.30am to 2.00pm. In the Village Square
Come and see a great collection of stalls with NZ made products  - our own unique Milford Market.

Latino Market Day – Saturday 16th February

This is one of our big outdoor events and yet again will be run in conjunction with the Head of Harbour Rowing Regatta on Lake Pupuke. Our last market day attracted 65 stalls with a wide variety of merchandise on offer. This one will be similar but with a Latino theme. We invite you to dress Latino for the day and come down to Milford. Kids, if Latino is not your thing, then come along dressed as your favourite ‘Superhero’. We will have our own secret Superhero to entertain you and have our new Food/Fun zone operating in Dodson Avenue.
Our shuttle service will be running during the day to the rowing event, so if you want to see New Zealand’s next generation of Olympic rowers, catch the shuttle at the Village Square.
See you all back in Milford on Latino Market Day!

Murray Hill, Manager, Milford Business Association

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by Murray Hill