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What's new in Milford this March?

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

Changes continue to happen in the Milford Town Centre. Recently Muffin Break in the mall underwent a major revamp and a new juice bar is soon to grace the space beside it.

Intensification begins in Milford Town Centre

Work has started on the first new building to be constructed in Milford for many years on the land in Kitchener Rd between JustWorkOut gym and LL Speedy & Sons. Our understanding is this will be a mix of retail at ground level and apartments above and the start of intensification in the town centre.
The big news is the court decision for the NZRPG property that has allowed some changes to the Unitary Plan by having a mix of six, eight and one 12 storied block of apartments built on the site. It is good to see the matter finally resolved so that we can move on and Stages two (apartments in Milford/Ishumata Roads and and extension to the retail space) and Stage three (the apartment towers) of this development can take place.
These two building projects I am sure will encourage other developers to redevelop some of the existing sites, increasing and upgrading the appeal of Milford as a shopping destination.

Milford Kiwibank No.1 in Customer Service Survey
Not only has the new Kiwibank provided Milford with a much better facility, but manager Sharon Webber is bubbling with the news that the Milford Kiwibank has come out on top in their most recent customer survey results. From my own experience, it is great to go into the business and have friendly staff on hand to assist the customers – a service that too frequently has been axed as a cost-saving measure.
Milford customers like old-fashioned customer service and have responded in numbers to ensure our Kiwibank is No.1. Congratulations to Sharon and the team – a great example of excellence in customer service.

Win the latest iPad Air in Milford
We are giving away the latest iPad Air complete with Wi-Fi and 3G just by shopping in Milford during March. Thanks to sponsorship by Milford New World and the true Kiwi spirit of owner operator, Sarah Ashton, you can win one of these iconic tablets.
Owning one myself, I know how fantastic they are. So come on in to Milford and shop at a participating store and go in the draw to win!

Milford Primary School Gala - Mark this date on your calendar now!
Saturday 22nd March, 11.30am to 3.30pm
Our local primary school is having a fundraising gala to raise money for projects around the school including improvements to their swimming pool.
Get along and show your support for this outstanding school and enjoy the activities whilst assisting our local children – some of whom performed so beautifully at the Milford Christmas Concert last year.
Afterwards, pop in to your local shopping centre for some ‘retail therapy’ or relax over a coffee at one of our many wonderful cafés.

Milford Residents Association Fundraisers
The Milford Residents Association are having another of their popular Movie Nights at the Berkeley on Sunday March 9th at 6.30pm. If you want to go along and enjoy the company and camaraderie of other Milford locals,  
email glenys@milford.org.nz for your tickets.
 
Shortly they will be launching a Raffle with three fanatastic prizes:
$3000 travel voucher
$1000 luxury accommodation voucher
$500 MTA voucher

Look out for details on the Milford notice board in the village square or go to the website mentioned below.
Regards, Murray.

by Murray Hill

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