Thanks to everyone for entering our giveaway last week, celebrating the opening of our newest retailer: Chemist Warehouse.

We still have 4x $100 vouchers to give away!

From 2 June – 8 June 11.59pm we are giving the vouchers away on our Highbury Facebook page.

All you need to do is follow Highbury Shopping Centre on Facebook, find the post on our Facebook page, and let us know what you’d buy from Chemist Warehouse Highbury, with your $100 voucher.

See below for Terms and Conditions.

Winners selected 9 June 2022.



Competition Terms and Conditions
FOUR, $100 Chemist Warehouse gift cards will be given away in week 2: 2nd June 2022 to 8th June 2022 11.59pm.
Winners will be chosen and notified on 9th June 2022 on facebook.
All winners must have ‘Liked’ the Highbury Facebook page and commented to be eligible to win.
Winners must collect the gift card from Chemist Warehouse Highbury within two months of being randomly selected, otherwise the prizes will be redrawn. Winners must present one form of photo ID upon collection and may be asked to take a photo upon collection.

For full competition Terms and conditions, please click here.

This week we welcomed our newest retailer, Chemist Warehouse to Highbury. They opened their doors on 23 May 2022 and to celebrate the opening of the Chemist Warehouse we’re giving away the goods!

From 25 May – 31 May 11.59pm we are giving away SIX, $100 Chemist Warehouse gift cards on our facebook page.

All you need to do is follow Highbury Shopping Centre on facebook, find the post on our Facebook page, tag a friend you think deserves one of these $100 gift cards and you and your friend are in the draw. One tag per comment, but comment as many times as you like!

If your comment is chosen, you and your tagged friend will both win a $100 gift card each. See below for Terms and Conditions.

Winners selected 1 June 2022.






Competition Terms and Conditions.
SIX, $100 Chemist Warehouse gift cards will be given away in week 1: 25th May 2022 to 31st May 2022 11.59pm.
Winners will be chosen and notified on 1st June 2022 on facebook.
All winners must have ‘Liked’ the Highbury Facebook page and commented to be eligible to win. One tag per comment.
Winners must collect the gift card from Chemist Warehouse Highbury within two months of being randomly selected, otherwise the prizes will be redrawn. Winners must present one form of photo ID upon collection and may be asked to take a photo upon collection.

For full competition Terms and conditions, please click here.

Who doesn’t love a good Kiwi Classic pie from Jesters?

Well, this Friday 17th June, we have 100 of them to give away!

You will find us at the Spin to Win wheel next to Jesters Highbury. All you need to do is bring us a receipt from a purchase made anywhere in Highbury and spin the wheel to WIN. If the wheel lands on an odd number, you get a delicious Kiwi Classic pie for free!

We will be there from 11am – 1pm, so come down, say hi and try your luck.

While stocks last.

We are excited to join Birkenhead Village in their latest give away to reward local mum’s and the mum-like-person in your life.
Simply spend $50 at any retail business in Birkenhead Village and go into the draw for a chance to win a $1,000 Pamper Package from our very own retailers here in Birkenhead Village including our beloved Highbury beauty stores.
Pick up an entry form in stores or enter online.
For the fine print check out Promo runs until 30 May 2022 with the winner drawn 31 May 2022.
Happy shopping everyone!
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So… what are you waiting for?

Keep the kids entertained these school holidays!

From Saturday 16th April, spend $20 or more anywhere at Highbury and receive a $10 voucher to spend at Chocka Bucket!

Keep your receipt as proof of purchase and show it to the staff at Chocka Bucket to redeem your voucher!

One voucher per receipt of $20 or more. Valid only until Sunday 1st May.

Promotion excludes Countdown.

For full terms and conditions, visit our Competition Terms and Conditions page.


The owners are diligently working towards improving our friendly neighbourhood centre for our community. To facilitate the works, we will be closing some of our carpark areas. This means car exits and entrances may be impacted in the coming months. Access into the centre will continue to be available from all other entrances. We will do our best to keep this page updated throughout the redevelopment. We’re so sorry for the inconvenience, please bear with us the centre facelift continues.

Key dates and carpark changes:

  • March 2022 – September 2022 the carpark exit leading onto Highbury Bypass will be closed.
  • From Tuesday 19 April 2022 the upper-level carpark will be closed.
  • For our customers: This means you won’t be able to park in the upper carpark area.
  • For delivery drivers: Access to the loading bay, rubbish area will continue to be available. Deliveries can still be made to this area.

Directional signage will be displayed on site and we’ll load images of the impacted areas soon to help make it easier for you to navigate around the centre.

Thank you for your support and continuing to shop local. 💙

You may have noticed some changes happening at Highbury recently. We thought it would be a good time to fill you in on all the developments! We hope you’re as excited as we are…

Your much-loved neighbourhood shopping centre, Highbury, is set to undergo a facelift that will include a new look for the centre, expansion, and several exciting new openings.

Among the new additions is Live Wire, a family entertainment super park that can also be found at Sylvia Park. Highbury’s edition of Live Wire will be the company’s biggest offering, and the largest multi-activity indoor entertainment centre in the country.

Highbury’s owner, The Strand Trust, is investing heavily to propel the centre into its next stage of life.

“While Highbury is already a cherished local hub, the centre will be refreshed and expanded to bring a renewed sense of pride and ownership amongst its loyal customers and the new families making this coastal suburb their home,” a spokesperson for The Strand Trust says.

“Our vision for Highbury is a vibrant neighbourhood precinct that creates connection with the local community and offers one stop convenience for fresh food, entertainment, and everyday services.

“The addition of Live Wire will be a real drawcard, with people coming from all over Auckland and beyond for the entertainment mecca that will include a trampoline park, inflatable park, climbing walls, tenpin bowling, laser tag, screen cricket, curling and more, all under one roof.”

“Customers will see more changes and upgrades to the centre as we build on what was started in 2020.”

Richard James, National Director of Real Estate Management at Colliers, whose team has managed the centre for several years says its welcome news for locals.

“Highbury has remained the stronghold of its loyal community despite a few challenges over the years,” James says.

“Some people will have already noticed changes underway, including new hoarding on the site, Paper Plus moving to a new location, and Sal’s Pizza is getting ready to move.

“It’s pleasing to see The Strand Trust’s exciting plans coming to fruition.

“The next stage will include the addition of a new Chemist Warehouse, which will coincide with an upgrade of the Mokoia Road entrance to improve street appeal and enhance visibility.

“A brand-new fast-food precinct with drive-through options for additional convenience has been confirmed for the high-profile corner of Birkenhead Road and Highbury Bypass.

“Highbury will also see some new and exciting food and beverage options come to the centre and an extended dining offer.

“The food precinct will offer fresh and fast casual dining with shared eating spaces within a naturally lit, ambient environment.

“While the centre will look and feel quite different, the Highbury name will be retained as a nod to its heritage.”

When complete, Highbury Shopping Centre will comprise 14,000sq m of gross lettable space over three levels, including larger format stores, over 30 specialty stores and approximately 600 parking spaces, with a majority undercover.

We can’t be in the City of Love this Valentine’s Day, so we thought we’d bring it to you!
Bring a lunch date or your laptop and enjoy a little slice of Paris at Highbury!
Snap a photo in front of the display, upload to Facebook ad use the tag #lovehighbury to go in the draw to WIN a pamper pack worth over $100!!
The winner will receive:
❤ $50 voucher to Pristine Beauty
❤ $50 voucher to Refreshing Massage
❤ Vivo Gift Bag
Competition ends on 23rd February. T’s & C’s Apply.

THANK YOU to our wonderful contestants for all the hard work they have put into making their garments. You can read a full blurb and find more images below. Enjoy!

Amelia Smith, 15, Carmel College 

My name is Amelia Smith, I am 15 years old and I go to Carmel College. I entered this competition to experience something new, and to challenge myself to new limits. For my outfit, I went op-shopping for inspiration. I had a picture in my mind of what I had wanted to make a for a while, which matched with some trends coming into recent fashion. To create my pieces, I used a long pink dress for the pants and a simple white shirt with a pair of old shoelaces for the top. I freehandedly cut them up and unstitched where needed so I could execute my ideas. By the time I had finished creating the outfit, I had small scraps of leftover fabric which I wanted to use. I ended up making a bucket had, with lining to match the pants. My outfit is sustainable from many different perspectives. I was able to use old items of clothing that were not being used, and transformed them into something that I love and will wear often, I was able to think about trends I like to see in stores, and make them unique to my style, and most importantly, I was able to use every piece of fabric from the clothes I used, to leave zero waste behind.


Syntyche Khoo 

I am Syntyche. A Year 10 student from Carmel College.

My inspiration came from the movie Clueless by Cher’s yellow outfit that included a yellow blazer and skirt. I decided to enter Recycle Runway since it is an opportunity to try something new. I changed up the colours to match the blue and purple fabric that I had. The blue and purple fabric was from the old Thai dress I had years ago and hadn’t worn. As for the blazer and top, I used an old blue duvet cover that I had bought a few months ago from Vinnies Op shop that I was going to use to make masks. I also used the duvet fabric to wrap around an old headband for an accessory; I also decided to add a flower that I made from leftover duvet fabric to make it more unique. This outfit is sustainable as it is out of items that I no longer use around the house or bought before and was stored aside. The fabrics were put to good use and created into a sustainable outfit that anyone can wear.



Margo Dolgova, High School leaver 

I’m a high school leaver and I recycle clothes for myself and other people. Photos below are pieces of a complete outfit I have created through recycling. I’m fascinated by upgrading clothes to another level and putting my art on clothes. All materials I have used in this piece are either thrifted or made by hand. This piece of clothing is fully sustainable as I made everything myself.I love creating and recycling clothing for myself and other people. This year in school I have been doing a fashion project by taking other people’s clothes and upgrading them. It’s a passion of mine.


Isobel Beszant, 15, Takapuna Grammar  

My name is Isobel Beszant from Takapuna Grammar school and I am 15 years old. I really enjoyed the experience of creating a fashion piece for this recycled runway.
My outfit is about how I felt over this year and how I think I have grown as a person. The blazer Is a representation of me now and how I feel I have improved myself. Some examples of this are the butterfly and the painting on the back showing how I felt like I was escaping what others thought of me and finally really being myself. Underneath I have created an outfit that uses colours like white, cream, pale blue, baby pink and pastel colours. This layer of the outfit uses the idea of starting fresh. For my outfit I took a lot of inspiration from The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine for the blazer’s design, by using their iridescent colours and flowers. This idea was about how people gain their personality and how they flourish. In this outfit all of the clothing items were bought from  second hand shops and pretty much all of the fabrics used were old scrap fabrics that were being given away. I used other recycled materials like old buttons, bottle caps and lace from old damaged clothing.


Cara Clark-Howard, year 13, Westlake Girls High School

My name is Cara Clark-Howard and I am currently in year 13 at Westlake Girls High School. My creation is a reversible button up top. This top has been patchworked together consisting completely of fabric scraps. The plain side is offcuts from a company called Freeset. Freeset is located in West Bengal, Indian and taken women out of sex trafficking and supplies them with fair pay, ethical jobs in a looming factory. They also have 100% ethical cotton in all products. The colourful side is from a company called Secret Project and consists of sari scraps. So this garment has taken trash that would be in landfill into a new, beautiful garment. Because it is reversible it is also more sustainable as it can be worn on different occasions.


Georgia Heron, Year 13, Westlake Girls High School

The issue I am interested in is sustainability. I wanted to base the design on finding items that would be thrown into landfill and use them to create my garment. During my research I came up with 3 things that I want to incorporate into my design which is upcycled denim, pop tabs from used cans and lastly yarn to crochet the pop tabs together. From my research I gathered a range of ways to connect pop tabs to one another from watching youtube videos and garments that have been upcycled and looked very stylish from using pop tabs. Sustainability in fashion design is very important for our future generations to have a clean, free environment. The fashion industry today is a multi billion dollar business which is affecting the ecosystem. The industry is booming with fast fashion with trends going in and out so fast it’s producing a huge amount of waste. In this particular industry there is a fairly short product life cycle because styles, trends and tastes change regularly. This garment is very sustainable because everything used to create this jacket is made from previously used things. The denim came from old skirts, jeans and the pop tabs were collected from bars, friends and family and from the Metal salvage services and the pink yarn was from my sister. I was inspired by the company BOTTLE TOP because they make handbags out of pop tabs and I loved the effect that it gave.


Skye Pickles, aged 12, Whangaparoa College 

I used all the ‘hello fresh’ ‘left overs’, as me and mum had talked about all the waste from our meals.
Fashion can be made from anything to stop it going to land full.
After playing around with it we started to call it ‘hello fashion’.
Hello fashion draws attention to waste and how we should be more sustainable in packaging


Isla, Sophie & Libby, Year 11, Carmel College

We are Isla, Sophie and Libby, three girls in year 11 at Carmel College who are passionate about the environment and fashion. We enjoy op-shopping and salvaging old pieces of clothing to be refurbished.
The model is one of our younger sisters, Claire.
Our garment is made out of material from old pieces of clothing that were no longer wearable, e.g had rips or holes. The top was made out of scraps of fabric pieced together, and the skirt was made out of an old pair of jeans. The ribbon for the top was also reused from a birthday present.
Our garment was inspired from a natural colour theme to avoid an artificial look, which is why we used a lot of green. The biggest goal we wanted to achieve for our garment was to ensure it could also be worn in public and not just at the fashion show. We want to embrace the reused materials so that they’re not just reused once, but can be reused countless times.