Boxing Day mayhem

By Mere McLean
  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty

Today is all about Boxing Day sales, but the question is what is good and what is not?

According to one of the many eager shoppers Reremoana Pitau, “The price is sort of cheap, however you have to search for the best price on what you want, whether it be clothes or whatever, but the price is not that different, everything is spread out in the shop and you have to find it.”

The Hub in Whakatāne catered to over 1000 shoppers today who were out looking for the next best price.

On a regional level the value of spending reached $26.8mil in the Bay of Plenty this week because of shopping. 

Traffic was good in Whakatāne today, however there's no doubt around the country things slowed down as consumers seek out today's bargains.