7 Oct 2020

The rise of the post-Covid town centre

From Checkpoint, 6:11 pm on 7 October 2020

Auckland's suburban shopping strips appear to be getting a welcome boost from locals working from home. However, spending data shows the pandemic's business armageddon is far from even with a 40 percent drop in the central city compared with 15 percent across the region. At least one urban design expert thinks people gravitating to stay local could be an opportunity to create a suburban utopia. Video journalist Simon Rogers and Amy Williams filed this report.