Sylvia Park and Botany Town Centre in Auckland and Christchurch's The Hub Hornby are New Zealand's best malls, says retail consultant RCG. The worst is Wanganui's Trafalgar Square, with just one men's toilet cubicle. The bemused judges asked if this created problems at peak periods.
RCG analysed 32 malls. It found Wellington wanting and said its shops needed a shot in the arm. "Is it a case of 'we don't do malls in Wellywood'?" RCG asked of what it found to be a complacent city.