WARM UP YOUR SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AT THE PLAZA
Warm up your school holidays. The Plaza has everything you need to escape and inspire...plus ideas for home entertainment!
AT LONG LAST, THE PERFECT CARDIGAN FOUR WAYS | GET THE LOOK | THE PLAZA
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.
GIVE A REBEL YELL FOR LEATHER | GET THE LOOK | THE PLAZA
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?!
THE PLAZA IS OPEN. IT'S GREAT TO SEE YOU AGAIN.
From your favourite barista, your trusted fashion advisor and the server who remembers your name...it’s great to see you again at The Plaza.
SNUGGLE UP TO WHAT'S HOT IN HOMEWARES | THE PLAZA
Time to snuggle up to the winter trends in homewares. Freshen up and warm up your home with Monique's top tips here. And now that The Plaza is open, you can shop in real life. Yay!
WE ARE OPEN | THE PLAZA
We are excited to see you all again. Find out some of the changes we're implementing to keep you safe whilst at The Plaza.
KEEPING YOU SAFE | THE PLAZA
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 Plaza.
AN (ALMOST) WINTER WONDERLAND OF ESSENTIALS | GET THE LOOK | THE PLAZA
Just because the temperatures are dropping, doesn't mean your fashion sense needs to take a dip. It's time to think ahead to when we are safely back outside and ensure you are stepping out in style!
CELEBRATE THOSE WHO MUM | MOTHER'S DAY 2020 | THE PLAZA
It's Mother's Day and we are celebrating all Mums - from Mums who are active to ones who relish a little lounging...from ones who crave some bling toones who are ready for pampering...this is for you!
APART YET TOGETHER ON ANZAC DAY | THE GOOD STUFF | THE PLAZA
We may be apart right now, yet we can still come together as a community to show gratitude to those who have served our country this ANZAC weekend. Here are some ideas including downloadable crafts!
FOOD OUTLETS OPEN AT THE PLAZA
These are the food outlets open at The Plaza as of 28 April during Level 3.
PODCASTS FOR LIFE | THE GOOD STUFF | THE PLAZA
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.
TAKE IT OUTSIDE | THE GOOD STUFF | THE PLAZA
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!
BE A CULTURE VULTURE | THE GOOD STUFF | THE PLAZA
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!
ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES OPEN AT THE PLAZA
These are the essential businesses open at The Plaza as of 25 Mar 2020.
YOUR WINNING LOOK FOR RACE DAY | THE PLAZA
Step into the winner's circle this season with a new look - push the boundaries and go bold. It's your time to shine. Melissa shares 3 of her fave looks so you can sparkle!
AN ELEGANT AFFAIR | WEDDING STYLE | GET THE LOOK | THE PLAZA
Get ready for an luxurious affair! You'll feel like you've stepped back in time. So you don't feel outdated, Cait's fresh look will have you stepping on the dance floor feeling stylish & elegant!
GO FOR THE BOLD | GET THE LOOK | THE PLAZA
Want to make a winning fashion statement and feel like a VIP at every event? Go bold! Don't hide your light. Embrace what's bright this season with Cait's first place picks from The Plaza.
MAKE A NEW PLACE YOUR SPECIAL SPACE | THE PLAZA
You may be living in a new place, but that doesn't mean it has to be generic. It's your time to shine and make your space look & feel like home - no matter how big or small.
GO NUTS WITH NEUTRALS | GET THE LOOK | THE PLAZA
Go nuts with neutrals! Don't hide behind the bland...embrace the array of colours, textures & layers. Cait breaks it down so you can kick it up a notch this summer.
TOUCHING GIFTS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY | THE PLAZA
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!
BEAT THE HEAT | GET THE LOOK | THE PLAZA
Want to look cool and feel fresh even when the sun is blazing? Chasing Cait shares how she beats the heat in her latest post. Whether you're poolside or seaside, you can look and feel your best!
LOVE YOUR LINEN | GET THE LOOK | THE PLAZA
Breeze into summer with the crisp look of linen. Curious how to care for it so you love every piece? Chasing Cait shares her secrets so you'll look and feel fresh and fabulous every time!
A TROPICAL AFFAIR | WEDDING STYLE | GET THE LOOK | THE PLAZA
Cowabunga! If you are off to a beach wedding, you don't need to pack much. Less is more. And Cait gives some easy tips to ensure you pack light, yet look super stylish every day you are in paradise.
PUBLIC HOLIDAY HOURS 2019 | THE PLAZA
There's plenty of time to shop over the holidays. Check out our Public Holiday hours so you really can shop 'til you drop!
FIVE FABULOUS FROCKS FOR CHRISTMAS | GET THE LOOK | THE PLAZA
Ready to kick up your heels and dance the night away? Or maybe you like to relax by candlelight with a glass of your favourite bubbles...however you celebrate, Cait has some fabulous frocks for you!
IN BETWEEN SEASON SHOES | GET THE LOOK | THE PLAZA
It's warming up and the holidays are quickly approaching. Ensure your in between season footwear is fabulous AND functional. The party awaits!
ALL WHITE: GET THE LOOK | THE PLAZA
Don't fight the white! It's time to embrace all that's light and bright in your wardrobe. Cait throws down her savvy sense so you can step out in style.
URBAN SAFARI | GET THE LOOK | THE PLAZA
Take a walk on the wild side and dig into the Urban Safari look. Cait shares 3 easy ways to explore how you can capture the look without killing your personal and authentic style.
PRINT CLASHING | GET THE LOOK | THE PLAZA
Print clashing? Don't turn your head at the chance to mix all your faves. Sometimes, more is merrier, and Cait has the scoop how you can wear it your way...every way!
THREE WAYS TO ELEVATE YOUR EVERYDAY STYLE | THE PLAZA
You don't need to clean out your WHOLE wardrobe this spring. Cait shares three SIMPLE ways to catapult your style in the new season. YAY!
KICK IT OUTSIDE FOR SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Get busy outdoors this school holidays...the weather is warmer and the energy is HIGH. Let the games begin!
TIME FOR A PICNIC!
Stretch your legs (and your blankets) outside for a garden picnic. Read Kristin's top picks how to create a fun time outside while the weather is warming.
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!
THREE SPRING TRENDS TO WEAR NOW | THE PLAZA
Ready to burst into spring, and want to know what's HOT even if the weather is still a bit cold? Cait is here to give you the scoop!
GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY AT THE PLAZA
At The Plaza, sustainability is about way more than reducing plastic bag usage.
THE SHIRT DRESS; TWO WAYS
Ever wondered how to nail the shirt dress? Our stylist, Cait, explains how!
THINGS TO DO THESE WINTER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
How are you planning on entertaining the kids these holidays?
THE WIDE LEG PANT - STYLED 2 WAYS
Casual situation or dressy occasion? Same pants, different event. See how to rock them!
TREND ALERT: AUTUMN COLOUR PALETTE
See our stylist Cait's best way to bring autumn into your wardrobe.
REWARDING THE EXCEPTIONAL | THE PLAZA
Let us know which retailer has given you exceptional service lately.
LOVELY, LOVELY EASTER
Ease into the long weekend with chocolate, hot cross buns & great books. Need we say more?
KICKING IT IN CAMBODIA
Make 2019 your year of adventure! Get started by visiting an amazing travel agent at The Plaza.
WHAT TO WEAR THIS VALENTINE'S DAY
Stumped on how to dress up for the occasion? Treat yourself and see our stylist Cait's top tips!
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!
TREND TO TRY: ANIMAL PRINT
Animal print is a trend that'll last through the ages. Here's how to incorporate it into your wardrobe.
VALENTINE'S DAY GIFTS FOR HER
Drop a handy hint to your special someone OR search for the perfect gift for your perfect woman.
MUST-HAVE WARDROBE BASICS TO KICK OFF 2019
It's good to have wardrobe staples - and these items are must-haves to kick off the year.
LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING
Last minute present shopping - we've all been there. Let us help you make it a whole lot easier.
CHRISTMAS GIFT LIST: GIFTS THAT FITS THE BUDGET
Christmas shopping starting to burn a hole in your pocket?
CHRISTMAS GIFT LIST: FOR HIM
"You're good at choosing presents, surprise me". Sound familiar? Don't worry - we've got you covered.
SPORTSWEAR ITEMS YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE
We're a proud sponsor of TVNZ 2's Project Runway New Zealand.
ACCESSORIES FOR THE RED CARPET
See our favourite red carpet accessories, as seen on TVNZ 2's Project Runway New Zealand.
UP YOUR LOOK WITH UNCONVENTIONAL MATERIALS
We're inspiring New Zealand fashion as a proud sponsor of TVNZ 2's Project Runway New Zealand.
STREETWEAR ACCESSORIES YOU NEED TO HAVE
We're a proud sponsor of TVNZ 2's Project Runway New Zealand.
HOW TO ACCESSORISE FOR YOUR NEXT COCKTAIL PARTY
We're inspiring New Zealand fashion as a proud sponsor of TVNZ 2's Project Runway New Zealand.
SPRING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SORTED
Schools out! See the best ways to entertain both the kids and you these school holidays.
THE NEW EDITION OF THE PLAZA'S 'IN' IS OUT NOW!
What's worth trying and buying? The lowdown on everything spring|summer 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!
EARTH-LOVING ITEMS YOU NEED RIGHT NOW
Love nature and love the world we live in? Here are some Earth-loving items you need in your life right now.
HOW TO DRESS YOUR BABY BUMP
Having a baby?! Hooray! Here's some of our stylist Cait's top tips for dressing your bump.
FATHER'S DAY GIFT IDEAS
Not all heroes wear capes. Get your Dad something he'll love this Father's Day.
LOADS TO LOVE AT LUSH
Lush is filled with beautiful and amazing items for your bath and body. See our faves here.
THE BEST OF PASCOES LESS THAN $100
Pascoes is a beautiful one stop jewellery shop, catering for all occasions and all budgets. See our top finds less than $100.
JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS; TIME TO PLAY!
It's the winter holidays! See how to make the most of it. School's out!
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.
FIVE THINGS TO DO ON A RAINY WEEKEND
Hello winter, hello rain. Here are some activities to entertain!
HOW TO SHOP LIKE A STYLIST
Ever wanted to know how to shop like a professional stylist? See some tips from the best!
We're loving Lovisa accessories for a day in the office or a night on the town. See our current in-store favourites.
FIVE WAYS TO WARM UP FOR WINTER
Winter is coming! Here are our five ways to warm up for the chilly season.
Nourish your skin with winter beauty essentials, as seen in our A|W edition of 'in' magazine!
Leather is the trend taking over this season. See our must-have leather items, as seen in our A\W edition of 'in' magazine!
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SORTED
The April school holidays are coming! Have you sorted out all of your activities yet?
THE 5 AUTUMN TRENDS TO WATCH
Autumn has dropped! See Chasing Cait's top trends to watch this season.
ADJUSTING YOUR BABY TO DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
If you're a parent struggling with early wake-ups then finding out Daylight Saving is over shortly might bring panic to your house! Here are our sleep consultant Holly's top tips.
GET THE RED CARPET LOOK
Get the trends straight off the red carpet and work them into your everyday style with tips from Chasing Cait - Style Coach.
ONLY THE BEST KMART BUYS
Kmart is one of our most favourite places in the world! See Alisha Barbara's current in-store picks.
EASE INTO EASTER
Ease into Easter with ways to unwind, relax, and make the most of an extra-long weekend.
BOOK A KIWISTYLE SESSION | THE PLAZA
Take the guesswork out of wondering if something looks good on you and instead fall in love with what you have chosen.
OUR TOP 5 WINTER GAMES
The Winter Olympics have finished, but the games just keep on coming. Ben Walker rounds up his top five.
TOP SUMMER WORKWEAR PIECES
It's hard to find workwear appropriate for the mugginess of summer - luckily Caitlin Taylor has found some for us!
GET RACE DAY READY!
Whether your look is classic and elegant, or contemporary and quirky, we've found your race day must-haves.
VALENTINE'S DAY GIFTS FOR HIM & HER
What do the lads and ladies reeeally want for Valentine's Day? We asked some experts*.
THE LATEST AND GREATEST IN STATIONERY
Make the unbearable bearable with the latest stationery! Heading back to school or work might not be so bad after all...
HOW TO WRAP GIFTS LIKE A PRO
There’s a subtle art to gift wrapping like a pro and we’ve got it (and puns) under wraps.
CHRISTMAS GIFT LIST: FOR THE LADIES
Need a helping hand buying a gift for her this Christmas? Take ours.
CHRISTMAS GIFT LIST: PEOPLE WHO ARE HARD TO BUY FOR
Those last minute gifts for those hard-to-buy-for people definitely get chucked in the ‘too hard’ basket during the December rush, but we've got the perfect list.
CHRISTMAS GIFT LIST: FOR THE KIDS
What presents is Santa being asked for the most this year? Take some tips from here.
CHRISTMAS GIFT LIST: FOR THE LADS
Gifts for guys might just be the most difficult part of the Christmas gift list! Don't worry - we've got it covered.
SPOIL YOURSELF FOR THE SILLY SEASON
Make sure you make some time to treat yourself for Christmas too!
CHRISTMAS GIFT LIST: FOR THE FOODIE
Our nearest and dearest food-loving friends are the perfect recipients of a food-inspired gift this Christmas.
CHRISTMAS GIFT LIST: BUDGET GIFTS
This Christmas we're compiling our top budget/Secret Santa gift finds for your convenience.
FIVE FABULOUS PARTY DRESSES
It's party season! See Caitlin Taylor's favourite finds for your next festive event.
THE PLAZA'S TREND OF THE MONTH
One of Chasing Cait's very favourite spring trends - the cold shoulder.
WHERE TO BEGIN: YOUR CHRISTMAS PREPARATION
Christmas is a stressful time - but we've got your path to an easy, stress-free festive season!
CAFE FAVOURITES AT THE PLAZA
The Plaza has a bunch of cafes for you to enjoy! See our writers' favourites here.
STEP INTO SPRING WITH THESE SHOE TRENDS
See Caitlin Taylor's hottest shoe finds for spring | summer here.
BEST ENTERTAINMENT FINDS FOR A LAZY WEEKEND
Make some time in your day for a great new read or film - as reviewed by Sarah Hillocks.
3 EASY WAYS TO ELEVATE YOUR STYLE
Elevate your style and shine bright like a diamond with these tips from Caitlin Taylor, our style coach.
QUIRKY FINDS TO DOUBLE AS JEWELLERY STORAGE
Like to do things a little differently? Here are some cute and quirky finds to double as jewellery storage.
THE ONLY 5 MAKEUP BRUSHES YOU'LL EVER NEED
A decent makeup brush is a good investment - here are our tips to make sure you invest in the right ones!
WHICH BOOTS WITH WHICH JEANS? OUR TOP TIPS
Which jeans with which boots? Our stylist has you sorted with this fashion dilemma!
CUSHION COLOUR COMBOS FROM THE PLAZA
This colour... with what colour? Our stylist Erena gives us her cushion colour matching tips!
THE PLAZA'S MAKEUP STORAGE IDEAS
Avoid the clutter with these great makeup storage ideas from The Plaza.
7 WAYS TO FINISH OFF ANY WINTER OUTFIT UNDER $30
Finish your winter outfit perfectly with these accessories.
10 FUN INDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR THE KIDS - THE PLAZA
Never run out of ideas of keeping the kids entertained again!
10 BOARD GAMES TO ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION
How to have fun with your mates or the family? We've got you covered.
WE LOVE THESE KNITWEAR PIECES
Knit never goes out of trend, but these pieces might be our new faves.
7 WINTER WARMING HOME FINDS UNDER $70
These warming winter finds can transform your home for the colder months
LAST-MINUTE GIFTS FOR MUM UNDER $35
Don't get in a flap! We've got your last-minute gifts for Mum sorted.
TRENDING HOME BUYS UNDER $50 FROM THE PLAZA
Sprucing up the home is easier done than said with these value items!
STYLISH & EASY-TO-WEAR PIECES FOR MUMS
Busy mums know it's hard to look stylish on the go, but these might help.
FAVOURITE AUTUMN SHOES FOR HER
You don't need an excuse for these new autumn/winter season purchases!
PIECES YOU NEED IN YOUR AUTUMN/WINTER WARDROBE
Move over, jandals! Midi coats and luxe suede boots are coming in!
HIS STYLE: FROM WORK TO WEEKEND
These are some of our favourite looks for him as the weather starts to head toward autumn.
FOUR WAYS WITH FLORAL
Floral is making its way into your autumn wardrobe, and here are four ways to rock it.
FOUR OUTFIT IDEAS FOR A SPECIAL NIGHT OUT
Whether you've been inspired by the awards season or other, here are some great outfit ideas for a special night out.
KITCHEN GADGETS YOU NEVER KNEW YOU NEEDED... UNTIL NOW
These are the kitchen gadgets you never knew you needed... or wanted... until now.
MAKE A SUMMER DRESS WORK FOR THE OFFICE
It's hard to transition from the summer dress to the office, but with these accessories, you can!
VALENTINE'S GIFTS UNDER $50 FROM THE PLAZA
Valentine's Day doesn't have to be a hassle at The Plaza, with these gifts for him and her under $50!
OUR FAVOURITE PRINTS FOR WORK AND HOW TO WEAR THEM
Transport yourself back to your holiday with these prints, suitable for work or weekend!
DINE OUTDOORS IN STYLE WITH THE PLAZA
Dining outside has never been more fun with these cute accessories!
NEW YEARS' EVE OUTFIT INSPIRATION
Whether you're heading to a festival, casual at the beach or out in town, we've got his and her outfits on the map.
STEPS TO A BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS TABLE
Here are some delightfully festive ways to spruce up the Christmas table
THE BEST GIFTS FOR ADULTS FROM THE PLAZA
The Plaza has plenty of handy gifts under $30 for the grown-ups. See them here.
20 GIFTS FOR TEENS UNDER $20
Teens definitely fall into the "difficult to buy for" box. Here's some great gifts for Christmas - and all for less than $20!
KIDS' STOCKING FILLERS FROM THE PLAZA
Need some fun kids' stocking fillers under $10? Here's your place.
18 GIFTS UNDER $50 FROM THE PLAZA
Looking for stocking-fillers or Secret Santa gifts? Look no further.
ALTERNATIVES TO THE JEANS AND TEE COMBO
Break out of that jeans & tee combo with something different for every occasion.
THE PLAZA'S TOP TIPS IN CHOOSING THE PERFECT GIFT
With Christmas approaching, here are some tips from The Plaza in choosing the perfect gift.
4 WAYS TO AN INSTANT STYLE OVERHAUL
As seen on Kiwi Living... See our stylist's picks for an instant style overhaul.
THE TOP 5 BEAUTY TRENDS FOR SUMMER
Sometimes it's time to try something new. Go all out with these top summer trends.
TEASER! WHAT'S COMING IN SUMMER FASHION
This is just a glimpse of what we think is coming up in summer fashion...
10 WAYS TO KEEP THE KIDS ENTERTAINED
See our top 10 favourite ways to keep the kids entertained during the holidays.
LOVE MINIMALIST? SAY HI TO GEOMETRIC PRINT
A little geometric design can really get your home in "shape"!
MEN: MEET URBAN OUTDOORS
This emerging menswear trend gets the guys out of those winter layers and into relaxed streetwear.
HER STYLE: THE URBANIST
Think tactile fabrics, casual tailoring, soft layered styling and a neutral colour palette.
THE PLAZA'S LIVING ROOM TIPS
The kitchen and dining area is often described as the hub of the home so why not make it an even more inviting space with these quick and easy updates.
THE BEST KIND OF CHUNKY KNIT
One of the plus-points about the cooler days of winter is the lure of a chunky knit to snuggle in to.
FUN SCHOOL HOLIDAY READS
There's no better way to spend winter than to bunker down in a cosy corner with your little ones and a good book. See our suggestions here.
OUR FAVOURITE KIDSWEAR TRENDS
From classic checks to faux fur vests and dark florals, kidswear this season is a fun mix of moody hues and vibrant accessories with just a hint of ‘grown-up’.
WARM UP YOUR LIVING AREAS
Light-filled warm spaces are easy when the sun is out, but as winter kicks in how do you inject warmth into your living space without breaking the bank?
WHAT'S NEW IN KIDSWEAR
There are plenty of amazing pieces to keep the kids warm and stylish this season. Check out our favourite trends.
AUTUMN & WINTER BEAUTY TRENDS
With the change in temperature comes new and exciting trends to try, from soft, muted shades to head-turning hair-styles. Read more here.
EXCITING NEUTRAL HOME ACCESSORIES
Soft white walls and muted tones are classic but can sometimes feel just a little too simple. So how do you prevent your neutral interiors from appearing too plain?
TAILORED SPORTSWEAR FOR HIM
This season merges the relaxed casual vibe of sportswear with clean tailored pieces. We break down the trend that is tailored sportswear.
From shabby chic to mid-century modern, vintage-inspired homewares are the new black. Click here to read more.
THAT GLAM 60's FASHION
From mod-style tailoring to slim-fitting silhouettes, the 1960’s look for 2016 is understated with an emphasis on clean lines, classic prints and soft textures.
THE 'NO MAKEUP' MAKEUP LOOK
The key to ‘barely-there’ make-up is being made up without looking made up and while it can take only a matter of minutes to perfect, the right products can amplify the look.
COLD IN MANAWATU? GO INDOORS!
Winter means shorter days, cooler nights and more time spent indoors. Thankfully there are plenty of ways to while away the hours without stepping foot outside.
MODERN UTILITY MENSWEAR
This season it’s all about military detailing in pants and on jackets. The modern utility trend merges uniform-like features with modern minimalism.
PALMERSTON NORTH: HOMEWARE INSPIRATION
Use colour, texture and pattern to liven up your living space and express your individuality. Here are just a few ways to inject your home with this season’s latest trend.
THE STATEMENT RED LIP
Winter is in full-swing, and if you’re feeling just a little lacklustre right now, then try this timelessly simple yet 'oh so chic' makeup look.