ALERT LEVEL 2 | THE BASE
Find out some of the changes we've implemented to keep you safe whilst at The Base.
28 February 2021
DOES THE 'PERFECT' PAIR OF DENIM SHORTS EXIST? | THE BASE
Ahhh the hunt for the perfect denim short. Check out Chasing Cait's tips to find that elusive pair!
26 February 2021
YOUR COMMUNITY GROUP AT THE BASE
Bring your community group to The Base to perform or show off the great things you do!
16 February 2021
GIFTS WE LOVE | VALENTINE'S DAY | THE BASE
Our favourite finds for this Valentine's Day
06 February 2021
WOK THIS WAY | NEW SAVE ASIAN FRESH SUPERMARKET | THE BASE
Leonie visits new store New Save Asian Fresh Supermarket and shares a favourite recipe
01 February 2021
GET KIWIFIT AT THE BASE!
We're all about getting Kiwifit for a healthy and active community. Try out one (or all!) of our Kiwifit walks.
01 February 2021
ESCAPE WITHIN A GREAT BOOK | THE BASE
Joan from Whitcoull's "Joan's Picks" fills us in on some of the wonderful books out there now, ready to get fully immersed in!
28 January 2021
BACK TO SCHOOL | THE BASE
All too soon (or not soon enough?!) the kids will be heading back to school and we have all the coolest supplies to set them up for a great year!
25 January 2021
JAGOTOWN - A NEW PLAY CONCEPT | THE BASE
JagoTown is a new play concept upstairs (next to Hoyts) at The Base. In addition to play areas for preschool and older children, Jagotown offers a full service cafe and party rooms for hire.
04 January 2021
NEW YEAR, NEW STORES | THE BASE
There's nothing like the New Year to have you looking at things differently. At The Base, we're looking different with some fantastic new retailers that have recently opened.
04 January 2021
THE DRY | MOVIE | THE BASE
You can’t find the truth, until you know the lies. See THE DRY starring Eric Bana in cinemas from January 1!
21 December 2020
REWARDING THE EXCEPTIONAL | THE BASE
Let us know which retailer has given you exceptional service lately.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
29 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.
22 September 2020
GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY AT THE BASE
At The Base, sustainability is about way more than reducing plastic bag usage.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
16 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.
11 August 2020
KIT OUT THE KIDS FOR WINTER SPORT | THE BASE
Time to stock up on your winter sport essentials!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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?!
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!
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!
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.
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?
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.
24 April 2020
HONOURING ANZAC DAY | THE GOOD STUFF | THE BASE
How to honour ANZAC Day wherever you are.
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.
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!
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!
15 April 2020
ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES OPEN AT THE BASE
These are the essential businesses open at The Base as of 25 Mar 2020.
25 March 2020
CENTRE UPDATE FOR THE BASE | 24 MAR 2020
Here's the Centre Update for The Base | 24 March 2020
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!
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.
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!
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.
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?
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
01 October 2019
"AD ASTRA" BLASTS OFF! | MOVIE REVIEW
Get ready to dance among the stars in Ad Astra
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
01 October 2019
AN "ABOMINABLE" FUN TIME | MOVIE REVIEW
ABOMINABLE is a BIG adventure for everyone - get ready for a COOL time!
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!
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!
06 September 2019
TIME FOR SPRING CHANGES AT THE BASE
Spring Cleaning at The Base...read on for news about Postie Plus and babycity!
30 August 2019
SPOIL DAD THIS FATHER'S DAY
Play around with these cool gift ideas for the SUPER cool man in your life!
21 August 2019
THINGS TO DO THESE WINTER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
How are you planning on entertaining the kids these holidays?
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?
27 June 2019
MEN IN BLACK GOES INTERNATIONAL
Men in Black: International sees the franchise return for an epic globe-trotting adventure!
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.
10 June 2019
ENDEARING ROM COM OF THE YEAR
Top End Wedding is a delightful watch from director Wayne Blair.
09 May 2019
GRAB YOUR GIRLFRIENDS FOR THIS MUST-SEE
The Hustle is a rom com all the girls will love.
09 May 2019
SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN
Here's how to keep the kids entertained over the next few weeks.
12 April 2019
US; THE NEW THRILLER FROM JORDAN PEELE
Are you ready to examine the mirror?
28 March 2019
FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY
Fighting With My Family is a great new movie for you to sink your teeth into!
19 March 2019
GRETA; A GREAT NEW THRILLER
Greta is lovely, fun and kind... Until she isn't.
04 March 2019
KICKING IT IN CAMBODIA
Make 2019 your year of adventure! Get started by visiting an amazing travel agent at The Base.
15 February 2019
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL
Alita: Battle Angel - from the filmmakers that brought us Titanic and Avatar - is a must-see.
13 February 2019
PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR TO TAKE OVER CINEMAS
If you're a fan of the Saw franchise, you're going to love this.
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!
29 January 2019
BACK TO SCHOOL SURVIVAL GUIDE
See our best tips to get ready for the school year.
14 January 2019
NEW YEAR, NEW SWIMWEAR
New year? Time for new swimwear! Make the most of summer sales.
31 December 2018
BIRTHDAYS IN JANUARY
What do you get someone for their birthday in January?
28 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.
20 December 2018
CHRISTMAS GIFT LIST: FOR THE LADIES
Your hunt for the perfect present for her ends here.
18 December 2018
CHRISTMAS GIFT LIST: GIFTS THAT FIT THE BUDGET
Christmas shopping starting to burn a hole in your pocket?
11 December 2018
CHRISTMAS GIFT LIST: FOR THE KIDS
A guide to Christmas shopping for your little elves
30 November 2018
THE ULTIMATE FAMILY CHRISTMAS MOVIE
The Grinch is this year's ultimate family Christmas movie.
14 November 2018
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY WILL ROCK YOU
Is this the movie of the year? We think so.
30 October 2018
NO BAD TIMES AT THIS FILM
There are no bad times to be had at Bad Times at the El Royale.
16 October 2018
A STAR FILM IS BORN
Bradley Cooper? Check. Lady Gaga's killer vocals? Check check.
16 October 2018
VIEWER BEWARE, YOU'RE IN FOR A SCARE!
See the continuation of the Goosebumps franchise in cinemas.
11 October 2018
VENOM; THE FILM WITH A BITE
The latest film to come out of the Marvel Universe is in cinemas now.
05 October 2018
FIRST MAN: A LINGERING EPIC
First Man should be on the top of your list of films to watch.
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.
28 September 2018
SPRING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SORTED
Schools out! See the best ways to entertain both the kids and you these school holidays.
27 September 2018
THIS ONE'S FOR THE LADIES!
Ladies in Black is a wonderfully charming film.
24 September 2018
THE PREDATOR; A TRIUMPHANT NEW INSTALLMENT
The Predator is an epic action-filled blockbuster - see it in cinemas now.
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!
30 August 2018
THE FILM THAT STUNNED A THEATRE
Is this the most shocking film of 2018?
01 August 2018
ESCAPE WITHIN A GREAT BOOK
See our favourite books you need to get your hands on.
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.
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.
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.
17 July 2018
TOP 10 BABY BUYS
Hey baby! Here are some style-y buys for a fashionable little bub.
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?
28 June 2018
BLOCKBUSTER WITH A BITE
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is nothing short of awesome.
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.
15 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!
01 June 2018
We're loving Lovisa accessories for a day in the office or a night on the town. See our current in-store favourites.
18 May 2018