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Good year for Milford

Once again, Milford has had a year of positive growth, according to the BNZ Marketview Data that measures sales across our businesses and benchmarks us against other Auckland shopping centres. This is our third year  in a row of positive growth and we thank all our loyal and new customers for helping us achieve this.

The June quarter showed particularly strong growth which is pleasing. The marketing team at the Milford Centre Mall in Milford Road have done an outstanding job with their new branding and displays of merchandise throughout the mall and have a strong mix of businesses. Recent addition, Vauxhall Cafe' has added vibrancy to the food court area and consolidated what is one of the best independent malls in Auckland.

In the main street, the addition of some new businesses is starting to produce results and a number of the businesses have undergone make-overs that have added to the appeal of Milford as a shopping destination. Martin Cooper's Harcourts Cooper & Co Real Estate’s make-over of their premises brings a high standard of fitout to their operation that is cleverly illuminated at night to show their dedication to professionalism. And there's more to come, with the revamp of the Post Office into the new Kiwibank format  and Crafty Knitwits close to opening their new 'High Tea' operation.

Crafty Knitwits Auction
- Saturday October 19th at their shop

With this years goal being to raise $20,000 for Child Cancer, the business association has once again got behind the event and you will find donation buckets at the following Milford businesses: La Tropieziene; Milford Butcher; ANZ; Mikko Shoes; The Service counter in the Milford Centre; TS in the mall; Swiss Bakery; The Thirsty Frog; Little King Cafe; Challenge Service Station; and of course Crafty Knitwits.
Please support this wonderful cause! We look forward to seeing you at the auction, that this year will be in 'Uptown Milford' at Crafty Knitwits expanded premises, and possibly sprawling onto the footpath outside!

Hospice Coupon Booklet
At present, West Auckland has no hospice facilities and relies on the services provided on the shore in Shea Terrace. A very good value fundraiser coupon book has been produced and distributed widely to correct this problem and take pressure off our North Shore Facilities. The booklets are available for $5 at the following Milford businesses: Crafty Knitwits; Carnival Costume Hire; Jeanco Jewellers. Please support this worthy cause.

Milford Residents Association Heritage Display
Sunday October 13th 1pm to 5pm at the Milford Beach Reserve,
Craig Road, Milford.

Live music from the North Shore Brass Band Historic pictures of magic summer days

The Milford Residents Association have put together an exhibition of old pictures of Milford as part of Heritage Week and will be holding it at the reserve. Come and rekindle the days when Milford Beach was Auckland’s magic summer destination for holiday makers and day trippers.  Bring the family and your picnic basket and relive our Milford heritage.

Milford Professionals
We are pleased to showcase the selection of the professional businesses that operate from our business district and supply their excellent services to our local community on the following page.

by Murray Hill