Location: Cameron Road, Tauranga
Among the newest of the big suburban centres, Gate Pa Shopping Centre has great food stores, including the excellent New World supermarket (run by ex-All Black Robin Brooke) and The Fresh Market, for fruit and veg.
Culinary Council is a huge, fascinating food equipment specialist, catering for everyone from the average homeowner up to the restaurateur. And keep an eye out for Jaycar Electronics, one of Tauranga’s best electronic games and gadget stores. Grab a bite to eat or a drink at the Marble Bar, a spacious, modern bar & restaurant with a big menu.