Already this year more than 600,000 people have visited the Goldfields Shopping Centre, Thames.
Even with very limited international tourists, Goldfield’s visitor numbers remain strong reflecting the support from both the local and wider community along with visitors to the Coromandel Peninsula and Hauraki Plains.
These indications are highly positive for Thames during a period where uncertainty appears the norm.
Goldfields is continuing to work with both local organisations through to national and international retailers, endeavouring to ensure it delivers an enjoyable shopping experience to those visiting the centre.
Within the centre, shoppers will notice three shops which are undergoing upgrade work for new tenants, while The Glow Up Lounge has been opened by Adriana Ponze, and Jan Ward and Lynda Davidson have relocated their Treats Coffee Cart into the Centre.
The Waikato DHB is locating a Covid 19 Vaccination Centre at the Centre.
Recently the joint Coromandel CFM and Goldfields inaugural Sleep Championships were staged. This unique event was supported by the Furniture Jungle and Bed Bath and Beyond – the two shops providing a bedding prize worth more than $4000.
Currently Thames Rugby and Sports has a display located in the centre featuring 150 years of Rugby in Thames. The display highlights the greatest Thames rugby team of all time, next month a weekend of celebrations is planned.
Previously displays supporting Steampunk, school holiday activities, the Paeroa Highland Games and Christmas activities have featured along with Destination Coromandel promotional material.
Local groups are encouraged to consider using the centre forecourt for displays and activities relating to community projects.
The interest people have in Goldfields is evident in the feedback provided by residents and shoppers – that feedback is welcomed and appreciated.
GIVE US A HAND
As one of six organisations involved in a Destination Coromandel sustainability project, Goldfields is looking to better understand how it can ensure a positive impact on the environment.
While sustainability includes most facets of a business, a key element is the handling of rubbish and waste.
Rubbish blowing around the place is not a good look for anyone, therefore, our first objective is to ensure all public areas are clean and tidy. While our cleaning staff are being proactive with regular litter removal, we urge shoppers to do their thing.
Bins are available across the carpark and throughout the centre – please use these.
A plan has been implemented to remove all litter behind the centre including rubbish finding its way into drains and into the adjoining mangroves.
If groups wish to assist in keeping the foreshore litter free, Goldfields would love to hear from you.