REWARDING THE EXCEPTIONAL | THE BASE

Let us know which retailer has given you exceptional service lately.

News

21 November 2020

FREAKY, THE SUPERNATURAL SLASHER COMEDY | MOVIE REVIEW | THE BASE

The old body switcheroo... this time between a serial killer and a high school girl!

Entertainment

10 November 2020

THREE SPECIAL OCCASION TRENDS FOR ANY SHAPE OR SIZE | THE BASE

A rundown from stylist, Chasing Cait, on some of her top trends for what to wear to your end of year events.

Fashion

09 November 2020

PUMP UP THE VOLUME ON YOUR STYLE THIS SPRING | THE BASE

Go big for spring! Pump up your style with some volume. Cait has tips from top to toe so you can experiment with your style a bit more, yet not feel lost in the bulk.

Fashion

27 October 2020

SPRING LIGHTS UP AT THE BASE

Light up your life and lift your mood this spring with some new lighting options for any or ALL the rooms of your home.

Lifestyle

14 October 2020

YOUR PERFECT JEANS | GET THE LOOK | THE BASE

The days of squeezing into uncomfortable jeans are over! Chasing Cait has options for all shapes & tips for choosing a style that suits YOU!

Fashion

08 October 2020

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS INSIDE & OUTSIDE | THE BASE

The bell has rung, and the starter gates are open! Here's some great indoor and outdoor ways to entertain over the school holidays!

Entertainment

05 October 2020

FRESHEN UP YOUR LOOK (AND YOUR CLOSET) THIS SPRING | THE BASE

Time to lighten your load and embrace the brighter days of spring. Cait shows us three ways to clean out the old and look for a few fresh pieces...so you are ready for whatever spring brings!

Fashion

29 September 2020

ALERT LEVEL 1 | THE BASE

Read what The Base looks like at Level 1.

News

22 September 2020

KEEPING YOU SAFE | THE BASE

Here you’ll find some of the things we’re doing to ensure the continued health and wellbeing of all those who shop, work and play at The Base.

News

22 September 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE | THE BASE

The latest updates on Covid-19.

News

22 September 2020

GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY AT THE BASE

At The Base, sustainability is about way more than reducing plastic bag usage.

News

21 September 2020

CLEAN UP AT THE BASE THIS SPRING!

Out with the old and in the new...trends for spring! Monique gives us the scoop on what this season looks (and feels) like. Time to warm up your indoors to match the outdoors!

Lifestyle

17 September 2020

KICK UP YOUR HEELS WITH THE PERFECT ANKLE BOOTS | GET THE LOOK AT THE BASE

These ankle boots are made for walking...and shopping, dancing & all the fun things you are ready to do this spring! Cait shares her top tips how to pick the perfect style for you. Kick up some fun!

Fashion

04 September 2020

THANKS DAD! CELEBRATING FATHER'S DAY AT THE BASE

It’s all here at The Base! Our retailers have a huge range of gift ideas for the special Dad in your life – check out a few of our favourites.

Lifestyle

24 August 2020

START YOUR SPRING WITH A SNAP | THE BASE

It may be Spring, yet the cold snap seems to be lingering. How can you swish up your space AND stay warm while waiting for the warmer days? Monique shares her top tips here.

Lifestyle

20 August 2020

GATHER AT THE BASE FOR FOOD AND FAMILY TIME

You've worked hard all day! Forget the dishes and bring your family to The Base for a little together time. And everyone can pick their favourite!

Entertainment

16 August 2020

ALERT LEVEL 2 | THE BASE

Find out some of the changes we've implemented to keep you safe whilst at The Base.

News

12 August 2020

COLOUR IN YOUR WORLD | GET THE LOOK | THE BASE

Chasing Cait, our resident fashion expert, shares her tips for popping more colour into your wardrobe this winter. From bold jewel tones to dusty pinks, now's the time to find your perfect shade.

Fashion

11 August 2020

KIT OUT THE KIDS FOR WINTER SPORT | THE BASE

Time to stock up on your winter sport essentials!

Entertainment

23 July 2020

THREE WAYS TO WRAP UP YOUR WINTER SCARF | GET THE LOOK | THE BASE

Find out a few new ways to wrap up your winter scarf. Show the cold who's boss with Cait's new video.

Fashion

23 July 2020

SHOUT OUT TO OUR MATCH HEROES - CELEBRATING COMMUNITY SPORT | THE BASE

It's time to celebrate the return of winter sport and the heroes who make it possible!

News

23 July 2020

WINTER BRIGHT DELIGHTS | GET THE LOOK | THE BASE

Brighten up your wardrobe this winter. From beanies to boots, there's something for everyone to lighten even the chilliest of days.

Fashion

16 July 2020

TROLLS WORLD TOUR ROCKS INTO THE BASE

What happens when Poppy & her crew tries to take on the Queen of Rock troll and save the music? Read our review and then jam over to the cinema for some star studded fun!

Entertainment

03 July 2020

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGERS NOW AT THE BASE

The Base is making it easy to be green! We have new Electric Vehicle Chargers! Find out how you can charge your electric vehicle FREE for up to four hours while you shop!

News

26 June 2020

BE INSPIRED BY NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK AND VOLUNTEERING WAIKATO | THE BASE

The Base is celebrating National Volunteer Week by highlighting our partnership with Volunteering Waikato. Learn how you can give back to your community!

News

20 June 2020

AT LONG LAST, THE PERFECT CARDIGAN FOUR WAYS | GET THE LOOK | THE BASE

We've come a long way these last few months, so celebrate by snuggling into a long cardigan. The latest trends are stylish, colourful and flattering. Live long and prosper in your cardigan. Your way.

Fashion

16 June 2020

LUXE LEATHER LOOKS | THE BASE

Our resident fashion blogger, Chasing Cait, schools us in ways we can rock a leather jacket 5 different ways. From work to play (and shopping of course), how can you make a statement AND stay warm?!

Fashion

05 June 2020

INTRODUCING CLICK AND COLLECT CAR PARKS | THE BASE

The word is out. Click and collect designated parking spaces have motored into The Base. Need a quick in and out? We've got you covered!

News

01 June 2020

QUEEN OF THE WEEKEND | THE BASE

Queen for day or for the whole weekend? However you are celebrating have a great one - on a roadtrip? We've got you covered. In need of a gift or something special for yourself? We've got that, too!

Lifestyle

27 May 2020

WE'VE GOT THIS | THE BASE

We've got this! Let's celebrate all the great efforts we've done over the past months to support and care for our community. The Base is here for you.

News

27 May 2020

WHO'S YOUR BUBBLE #BOSSBABE? | MOTHER'S DAY 2020 | THE BASE

To the women who keep our lives surviving and thriving...especially now! What better time to treat them than on Mother's Day. Which #bossbabe are you celebrating in your bubble?

Lifestyle

30 April 2020

FOOD OUTLETS OPEN AT THE BASE

These are the food outlets open at The Base as of 28 April during Level 3.

News

24 April 2020

HONOURING ANZAC DAY | THE GOOD STUFF | THE BASE

How to honour ANZAC Day wherever you are.

Lifestyle

22 April 2020

PODCASTS FOR LIFE | THE GOOD STUFF | THE BASE

Ahh the podcast. The perfect little aural stimulation to get inspired, grow personally and professionally, be entertained and escape to other worlds. Here’s a compilation of some of our faves.

Entertainment

20 April 2020

TAKE IT OUTSIDE | THE GOOD STUFF | THE BASE

Have you grabbed your dose of Vitamin D today? Here are creative ways to get some fresh air and keep the family entertained. Plus you can support your neighbours while in your bubble. Win win WIN!

Entertainment

17 April 2020

BE A CULTURE VULTURE | THE GOOD STUFF | THE BASE

Need some fresh ideas how to infuse a bit of culture into your life while you are at home? There's no need to give up the finer things in life. Find them online!

Entertainment

15 April 2020

ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES OPEN AT THE BASE

These are the essential businesses open at The Base as of 25 Mar 2020.

News

25 March 2020

CENTRE UPDATE FOR THE BASE | 24 MAR 2020

Here's the Centre Update for The Base | 24 March 2020

News

24 March 2020

PLAYGROUND CLOSED 2-4 MARCH - COME TO THE ATRIUM! | THE BASE

The playground may be closed for a few days, but there's heaps of fun in the Atrium at The Base!

News

20 February 2020

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY TO SEE THIS MOVIE | MOVIE REVIEW

Change your cardigan, put on your comfortable shoes, and step into the land of make believe with Mr. Rogers. It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood, and a perfect one to see this charming flick.

Entertainment

31 January 2020

TOUCHING GIFTS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY | THE BASE

Reach out and touch someone for Valentines Day. These gifts are made for people whose love language is touch. Plus they are extra indulgent - perfect for showing someone (or yourself) some LOVE!

Lifestyle

29 January 2020

DOOLITTLE - THE PERFECT PRESCRIPTION FOR FUN! | MOVIE REVIEW

If you always wanted to talk to animals, go see how Doolittle does it. Your cat will thank you, and you'll enjoy Robert Downey Jr. (how can you not?) in this zoo of a movie.

Entertainment

22 January 2020

WHAT YOU'RE GONNA DO IS SEE BAD BOYS FOR LIFE | MOVIE REVIEW

One more for the road...join Will & Martin for Bad Boys for Life. What else are you gonna do?

Entertainment

17 January 2020

ROAD TRIP IN STYLE | THE BASE

Hold onto your hats and glasses, and hit the road this summer with these stylish and super useful essentials. Just add snacks!

Lifestyle

15 January 2020

FOCUS YOUR EYES ON SPIES IN DISGUISE | MOVIE REVIEW

Keep your eyes on the prize that is Spies in Disguise. Will Smith as a bird? He still delivers a stellar performance that will make you FLY into the theatre and enjoy!

Entertainment

08 January 2020

LEAP INTO THE THEATRES FOR CATS | MOVIE REVIEW

In the words of Rum Tum Tigger, "spotlight, and a drumroll please"...it's time to paws your life and leap into theatres to see CATS!

Entertainment

06 January 2020

LITTLE WOMEN...SUCH DEVOTED SISTERS | MOVIE REVIEW

Hey Soul Sisters...Little Women is back! Grab your sisters this holiday, and enjoy this timeless classic together!

Entertainment

17 December 2019

PUBLIC HOLIDAY HOURS 2019 | THE BASE

There's plenty of time to shop over the holidays. Check out our Public Holiday hours so you really can shop 'til you drop!

Lifestyle

17 December 2019

ADDAMS FAMILY - STILL SPOOKY & KOOKY | MOVIE REVIEW

Creep into your local cinema for some spooky, kooky and a bit of ooky fun with the Addams Family!

Entertainment

13 December 2019

GIFT IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS 2019

Don't let the holidays weigh you down. Lighten up your shopping with these sweet gifts that are sure to brighten up Christmas.

Lifestyle

05 December 2019

SINGING THE PRAISE FOR CHARLIE'S ANGELS | MOVIE REVIEW

The Angels are back...brighter and badder than ever! Join these secret weapons on their latest adventure. KAPOW!

Entertainment

01 December 2019

DON'T HIDE FROM READY OR NOT | MOVIE REVIEW

You can't hide from Ready or Not - a thrilling life or death hunt that is not child's play. Seek out this dark comedy if you dare.

Entertainment

20 November 2019

FAST TIMES IN FORD VS. FERRARI | MOVIE REVIEW

Zoom into the theatre for Ford vs. Ferrari! Christian Bale and Matt Damon speed up the fun in this fast flick. A must see!

Entertainment

14 November 2019

IT'S BACK...TERMINATOR: DARK FATE | MOVIE REVIEW

He's back...and so is Sarah (yeah!) in Terminator: Dark Fate. Hold on for a wild ride!

Entertainment

11 November 2019

ADVENT CALENDAR ADVENTURES

From building blocks to chocolate blocks, you can count down to Christmas with one of the hottest trends these days...advent calendars! Read on for some ADVENTurous ideas.

Lifestyle

08 November 2019

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE THE MOVIES FOR JUDY | MOVIE REVIEW

Sing Hallelujah, there's no place like the movies when Judy is playing. Follow the yellow brick road to your local for this epic look at one of Hollywood's shining stars.

Entertainment

03 November 2019

ZOMBIELAND 2: DOUBLE TAP - A GREAT ESCAPE | MOVIE REVIEW

Escapte to the theatres for Zombieland 2: Double Tap. It's zippy, kitschy and does NOT drag like a zombie.

Entertainment

25 October 2019

LOOK SHARP THIS HALLOWEEN!

What's the trick to getting lots of treats? An epic costume from LookSharp Store, of course. Read on for some thrilling ideas!

Fashion

23 October 2019

DECJUBA + THE HUNGER PROJECT = EMPOWERED WOMEN | RETAILER FOR GOOD

Amazing things happening at Decjuba. Read more about their long-term partnership with The Hunger Project, the 5.5 million lives they've impacted, and the t-shirts that support this!

Fashion

16 October 2019

A GOOD TIME AT "GOOD BOYS" | MOVIE REVIEW

Hang on for a wild ride in "Good Boys." What would YOU do to get invited to a party? What would you do for a friend? This mad cap movie answers these question...and more!

Entertainment

01 October 2019

"AD ASTRA" BLASTS OFF! | MOVIE REVIEW

Get ready to dance among the stars in Ad Astra

Entertainment

01 October 2019

SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK | MOVIE REVIEW

Hang on to your blankets and friends...Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is not one to watch alone... #TRUESTORY

Entertainment

01 October 2019

AN "ABOMINABLE" FUN TIME | MOVIE REVIEW

ABOMINABLE is a BIG adventure for everyone - get ready for a COOL time!

Entertainment

23 September 2019

WELCOME BACK TO DOWNTON ABBEY | MOVIE REVIEW

It's finally here...embrace Downton Abbey one more time. Read Tayla's review...you're cordially invited!

Entertainment

23 September 2019

3...2...1...ACTION! THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 REVIEW

The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2 - This blast of a movie opens Thursday 12 September. Read more!

Entertainment

06 September 2019

TIME FOR SPRING CHANGES AT THE BASE

Spring Cleaning at The Base...read on for news about Postie Plus and babycity!

News

30 August 2019

SPOIL DAD THIS FATHER'S DAY

Play around with these cool gift ideas for the SUPER cool man in your life!

Lifestyle

21 August 2019

THINGS TO DO THESE WINTER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

How are you planning on entertaining the kids these holidays?

Lifestyle

05 July 2019

COME TOGETHER... TO WATCH THIS NEW RELEASE!

You're an aspiring singer and no one remembers The Beatles but you. What would you do?

Entertainment

27 June 2019

A TERRIFYING NEW WATCH

Calling all horror film fanatics!

Entertainment

27 June 2019

MEN IN BLACK GOES INTERNATIONAL

Men in Black: International sees the franchise return for an epic globe-trotting adventure!

Entertainment

17 June 2019

4 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SEE X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX

There are more than 4 reasons. But the top 4 you'll find right here.

Entertainment

10 June 2019

PIKA! PIKA!

See POKEMON: Detective Pikachu in cinemas from May 16.

Entertainment

14 May 2019

ENDEARING ROM COM OF THE YEAR

Top End Wedding is a delightful watch from director Wayne Blair.

Entertainment

09 May 2019

GRAB YOUR GIRLFRIENDS FOR THIS MUST-SEE

The Hustle is a rom com all the girls will love.

Entertainment

09 May 2019

THE PERFECT MOTHER'S DAY GIFT

Find the perfect gift for every type of mum

Lifestyle

02 May 2019

GET KIWIFIT AT THE BASE!

We're all about getting Kiwifit for a healthy and active community. Join us on one (or all!) of our Kiwifit walks.

Lifestyle

30 April 2019

REVIEW: THE AFTERMATH

Love a period piece? This is for you.

Entertainment

30 April 2019

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN

Here's how to keep the kids entertained over the next few weeks.

Entertainment

12 April 2019

WELCOMING SKECHERS TO THE BASE

The highly anticipated Skechers NZ has arrived!

News

02 April 2019

US; THE NEW THRILLER FROM JORDAN PEELE

Are you ready to examine the mirror?

Entertainment

28 March 2019

FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY

Fighting With My Family is a great new movie for you to sink your teeth into!

Entertainment

19 March 2019

YES, SUMMER IS OVER

I'm going to make you fall in love with autumn.

Lifestyle

14 March 2019

GRETA; A GREAT NEW THRILLER

Greta is lovely, fun and kind... Until she isn't.

Entertainment

04 March 2019

EASTER HOURS

See our Easter hours here.

News

25 February 2019

KICKING IT IN CAMBODIA

Make 2019 your year of adventure! Get started by visiting an amazing travel agent at The Base.

Lifestyle

15 February 2019

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

Alita: Battle Angel - from the filmmakers that brought us Titanic and Avatar - is a must-see.

Entertainment

13 February 2019

PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR TO TAKE OVER CINEMAS

If you're a fan of the Saw franchise, you're going to love this.

Entertainment

11 February 2019

THANKS TO YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY

Thanks so much for your donations at our gift wrapping booths and helping enrich the lives of fellow Kiwis!

News

29 January 2019

YOUR BEST KIWI SUMMER YET

See our fave ways to stay cool in summer.

Lifestyle

29 January 2019

BACK TO SCHOOL SURVIVAL GUIDE

See our best tips to get ready for the school year.

Lifestyle

14 January 2019

NEW YEAR, NEW SWIMWEAR

New year? Time for new swimwear! Make the most of summer sales.

Fashion

31 December 2018

BIRTHDAYS IN JANUARY

What do you get someone for their birthday in January?

Lifestyle

28 December 2018

ON TREND: LIGHT LINEN

Lovely linen you need for summer - your guide here.

Fashion

27 December 2018

LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

Last minute present shopping - we've all been there. Let us help you make it a whole lot easier.

Lifestyle

20 December 2018

CHRISTMAS GIFT LIST: FOR THE LADIES

Your hunt for the perfect present for her ends here.

Lifestyle

18 December 2018

CHRISTMAS GIFT LIST: GIFTS THAT FIT THE BUDGET

Christmas shopping starting to burn a hole in your pocket?

Lifestyle

11 December 2018

CHRISTMAS GIFT LIST: FOR THE KIDS

A guide to Christmas shopping for your little elves

Lifestyle

30 November 2018

THE ULTIMATE NEW ACTION MOVIE

Widows is pretty epic.

Entertainment

26 November 2018

CHRISTMAS GIFT CARDS

The perfect gift.

Lifestyle

23 November 2018

THE ULTIMATE FAMILY CHRISTMAS MOVIE

The Grinch is this year's ultimate family Christmas movie.

Entertainment

14 November 2018

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY WILL ROCK YOU

Is this the movie of the year? We think so.

Entertainment

30 October 2018

NO BAD TIMES AT THIS FILM

There are no bad times to be had at Bad Times at the El Royale.

Entertainment

16 October 2018

A STAR FILM IS BORN

Bradley Cooper? Check. Lady Gaga's killer vocals? Check check.

Entertainment

16 October 2018

VIEWER BEWARE, YOU'RE IN FOR A SCARE!

See the continuation of the Goosebumps franchise in cinemas.

Entertainment

11 October 2018

VENOM; THE FILM WITH A BITE

The latest film to come out of the Marvel Universe is in cinemas now.

Entertainment

05 October 2018

FIRST MAN: A LINGERING EPIC

First Man should be on the top of your list of films to watch.

Entertainment

02 October 2018

IF YOU LOVE COMEDY, YOU GOTTA SEE THIS

Night School is a rip roaring comedy. Here's why you need to see it.

Entertainment

28 September 2018

SPRING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SORTED

Schools out! See the best ways to entertain both the kids and you these school holidays.

Entertainment

27 September 2018

THIS ONE'S FOR THE LADIES!

Ladies in Black is a wonderfully charming film.

Entertainment

24 September 2018

TORPEDO7 NOW OPEN AT THE BASE!

An exciting addition to The Base!

Fashion

24 September 2018

THE PREDATOR; A TRIUMPHANT NEW INSTALLMENT

The Predator is an epic action-filled blockbuster - see it in cinemas now.

Entertainment

17 September 2018

TREND TO TRY: SPRING MULES

Shoe wardrobe looking a little sad? Find out why the mule shoe is going to be on-top this spring!

Fashion

30 August 2018

THE FILM THAT STUNNED A THEATRE

Is this the most shocking film of 2018?

Entertainment

01 August 2018

ESCAPE WITHIN A GREAT BOOK

See our favourite books you need to get your hands on.

Lifestyle

30 July 2018

LOADS TO LOVE AT LUSH

Lush is filled with beautiful and amazing items for your bath and body. See our faves here.

Lifestyle

23 July 2018

THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again is a wonderful sequel to the much-loved Mamma Mia, in cinemas now.

Entertainment

19 July 2018

ACTION-PACKED ADVENTURE TO WATCH

See the strength of family bonds (and The Rock's forearms) in this epic action-packed blockbuster.

Entertainment

17 July 2018

TOP 10 BABY BUYS

Hey baby! Here are some style-y buys for a fashionable little bub.

Lifestyle

10 July 2018

A MOVIE OF MONSTER PROPORTIONS

What happens when you send a 12 and 10 year old to review the latest school holiday movie?

Entertainment

28 June 2018

BLOCKBUSTER WITH A BITE

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is nothing short of awesome.

Entertainment

22 June 2018

HOW TO USE YOUR STYLE PERSONALITY

What's your style personality, and how do you use it when shopping? Chasing Cait's Caitlin Taylor has the answer.

Fashion

15 June 2018

EXPERIENCE MATARIKI

Are you celebrating Matariki?

Lifestyle

11 June 2018

THE MOVIE OF THE MOMENT

Ocean's 8 is the heist movie of the year.

Entertainment

11 June 2018

HOW TO SHOP LIKE A STYLIST

Ever wanted to know how to shop like a professional stylist? See some tips from the best!

Fashion

01 June 2018

LOVING LOVISA

We're loving Lovisa accessories for a day in the office or a night on the town. See our current in-store favourites.

Fashion

18 May 2018

THE BASE GIFT CARDS

Gift cards from The Base can be used at more than 800 stores nationwide!

News

11 January 2018