Shop to Win in Kilbirnie

27 August 2013

The upgrade of Bay Road in Kilbirnie has finished and to help celebrate the new-look shopping centre, a month of exciting events is planned for September.

Kilbirnie retailers and street performers.

Kilbirnie retailers and street performers gear up for Discover Kilbirnie


Event planner Leanne Parsons says the promotion’s called Discover Kilbirnie and there’s a cool competition for people to enter.

“Every time someone spends $20 at participating Kilbirnie businesses, they go into the draw to win $2,000 cash. If you haven’t been to Kilbirnie since the shopping centre’s had a make-over, this is a good excuse to come and check it out and support local businesses.”

Late night Thursdays are planned for the month - buskers and performers will entertain you while you do your evening shopping. Then you can treat the family to dinner in Kilbirnie.

There will also be weekend entertainment - look out for balloon creations, face-painted children, fun inflatables and live music in the Kilbirnie shopping area.

Warren Ulusele, Council Urban Development Manager, says the $1.5 million Bay Road upgrade is the first part of a long-term vision for the Kilbirnie town centre.

"We would like to thank the public, businesses and retailers of Kilbirnie for their patience and support. We also want to offer our apologies for the disruption and associated stress the extended construction period caused some retailers and businesses, Bay Road in particular.

“We hope residents and shoppers will enjoy the more open and friendly space, plus the increased lighting, which has provided a safer environment at night.”

Check out the new mural on Countdown’s wall on Bay Road. Timon Maxey painted the mural, which was designed with help from the local community. Each panel represents a scene from the surrounding area, including Evans Bay, Lyall Bay and Bay Road’s heritage pohutukawa tree.To discover what’s on in Kilbirnie in September, see:
Events - Discover Kilbirnie