TINY BUT MIGHTY - STOCKING STUFFERS & SECRET SANTA GIFTS TO LOVE | THE BASE
The joy of stuffing stockings with tiny treasure and Secret Santa gifts.
GIFT CARDS | THE BASE
Store gift cards are available from many of your favourite retailers in The Base.
SETTING THE TABLE FOR THE SEASON | THE BASE
Get best dressed for the table this year! Dress your table in holiday cheer!
FATHERS DAY GIFT GUIDE | THE BASE
Stuck thinking of a gift for DAD this Father's Day? We've got you covered!
GRAN TURISMO | MOVIE REVIEW | THE BASE
An unbelievable story of a gamer who wins a competition to become a real-life professional race car driver. If it wasn’t true, you wouldn’t believe it could happen!
EXPERIENCE MATARIKI | THE BASE
The Base partners with Māori creative agency Ira and Waikato Tainui to bring a unique community art experience to celebrate Matariki.
MOTHER'S DAY MADE EASY | THE BASE
The Base has plenty of great ideas for all sorts of mums and mother figures in your life.
MAGIC MIKE'S LAST DANCE | MOVIE REVIEW | THE BASE
Mike Lane takes to the stage once again. Hoping for one last hurrah, Mike heads to London with a wealthy socialite who lures him with an offer he can't refuse.
LOVE THE BASE THIS VALENTINE'S DAY | THE BASE
Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Stuck for ideas for your special someone? Don't worry, we've got you covered!
M3GAN | MOVIE REVIEW | THE BASE
She’s more than just a toy. She’s part of the family. From the most prolific minds in horror—James Wan, the filmmaker behind the Saw, Insidious —comes a fresh new face in terror.
4 SIGNS YOUR HAIR NEEDS A TREATMENT | THE BASE
Discover the 4 signs your hair needs treatment and the 5 hair hacks you can do to keep your hair healthy this Summer.
SECRET SANTA & STOCKING STUFFERS TO STEAL THE SEASON | THE BASE
This Christmas find all the festive and fun Secret Santa or Stocking Stuffers for under $20
FEELING FESTIVE AT THE CHRISTMAS TABLE | THE BASE
Your Christmas meal and table setting is central to a Merry Christmas, with great options now available in store.
5 TIPS FOR GETTING FESTIVE IN THE HOME | THE BASE
Celebrating the holiday season should be fun, so here are some hot tips to help you add some festivities and joy to your home.
NEW SEASON FOOTWEAR TO STEP INTO | THE BASE
If the weather hasn't told you yet, we've finally hit summer so it's time to switch out your boots for cute sandals and flats
BROS | MOVIE REVIEW | THE BASE
This year, Universal Pictures proudly presents the first romantic comedy from a major studio about two gay men maybe, possibly, probably, stumbling towards love. Maybe. They're both very busy.
BLACK ADAM | MOVIE REVIEW | THE BASE
Black Adam is a twist on your traditional superhero flick, centred around Teth Adam (Dwayne Johnson) who is “not a hero”.
DON'T WORRY DARLING | MOVIE REVIEW | THE BASE
Alice and Jack are lucky to be living in the idealized community of Victory, the experimental company town housing the men who work for the top-secret Victory Project and their families.
HAIR TRENDS YOU NEED TO KNOW | THE BASE
it's time to unpack the spring hair trends for 2022, and our trend radar is showing' 90s-inspired layered haircuts, airy texture and ready-to-wear cuts, aka hair that looks great with minimal effort.
FRESHENING UP FOR SUMMER | THE BASE
Summer is right around the corner, and the holiday season is fast approaching! As the seasons change, so do our skin needs
FRESH SPRING TRENDS | THE BASE
Let’s look at three of the freshest spring trends that will be hitting the stores at The Base and where you can get your hands on them.
SUPER-PETS | MOVIE REVIEW | THE BASE
In “DC League of Super-Pets,” Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side.
REFRESH YOUR HOME FOR SPRING | THE BASE
Can you feel the change in the air? The days are getting longer, the flowers are starting to bloom again, and the clothing layers are getting lighter. It’s official – spring is coming.
BUILD A CAPSULE WARDROBE FOR WINTER | THE BASE
Let Kendra help you put together your best winter wardrobe yet!
WINNING SKINCARE FOR WINTER | THE BASE
As the season changes and we head into the cooler months, it's time to level up your skincare game. Check out Jess' top tips to keep your skin glowing throughout!
THREE WINTER TRENDS EVERYONE CAN TRY | THE BASE
Stylist Caitlin Taylor has three hot trends to warm you up this winter.
TASTY TREATS TO MAKE AT HOME | THE BASE
Keep the Go Bananas fun going at home by whipping up some tasty treats with our fruit & vege based recipes!
FIND YOUR FRUIT & VEGE PERSONALITY | THE BASE
Each of our fruit and vege characters are special in their own way and altogether, we think they make a great bunch! Keep reading to find out more about them and decide who you are most like.
DRESS FOR YOUR SHAPE | THE BASE
We dish up tasty tips to help you find the pear-fect fashion finds for your shape.
COMMUNITY AT THE BASE | THE BASE
We love our communities! You're doing great things out there and we are stoked to be able to help. Here's a few of our ongoing initiatives
TOP FIVE AUTUMN MUST-HAVES | THE BASE
Style guru Kendra Alexander looks forward to Autumn with her top five staples
PERFECT PICKS (AND DATES) FOR YOUR VALENTINE | THE BASE
You want that heart emoji reaction this Valentine's Day right? Get those feels with gifts - and dates - that are perfectly paired with YOUR valentine.
HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR SUMMER DRESSES | THE BASE
Dresses really can be a super-versatile piece in your wardrobe, don’t be scared to play around with dressing them up and down over summer!
KEEPING YOU SAFE | THE BASE
Here you’ll find some of the things we’re doing to ensure the continued health and wellbeing of all those who shop, work and play at The Base.
GORGEOUS GIFTS | THE BASE
Gift guru Jess Molina shares her top picks for your hard-to-buy-for friends and whaanau
DECK YOUR HALLS | THE BASE
Grab some tips from lifestyle guru Kendra Alexandra on getting your home Christmas ready and looking fabulously festive!
KIDS IN COLOUR | THE BASE
Get the scoop on the new season riot of colour hitting the stores for the kids this Spring!
EAT, SHOP, CHAT IN TE REO | THE BASE
It's Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori and we have some phrases for you to try out not just this week, but every time you're in the centre. Ka pai!
BLAKE HASSELL, ARTIST | THE BASE
Blake Hassell has created a beautiful piece of art especially for our Space to Change adult change room
SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY | THE BASE
Space Jam, A New Legacy brings back the classic with this generation’s GOAT athlete
WRAP UP WARM AT THE BASE | OUR HOTTEST WINTER COATS
There are so many options for keeping warm and fashionable this winter - which look are you going to try first?!
CUSTOMISED COSY | THE BASE
As the weather cools down warm up your home. Emily shows you how to customise cosy at your place.
THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD | MOVIE REVIEW | THE BASE
Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) is the survival thriller we have been waiting for. With depth, suspense and dark humour, this movie will will you on the edge of your seat!
HOCKEY WITHOUT LIMITS AT WHA | THE BASE
Our Match Hero partners, Waikato Hockey Association, have been making hockey more accessible to everyone
MATCH HERO | THE BASE
The Base is proud to fuel Kiwi kids' passion for sport with our Match Hero programme - this year, supporting intermediate and secondary-level Waikato Hockey.
TOM & JERRY, THE MOVIE | REVIEW | THE BASE
The legendary cat & mouse rivalry reemerges...on the big screen
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2021 | THE BASE
This International Women's Day, we'd like to introduce you to our hero: Bernadette Stewart.
SPACE TO CHANGE | THE BASE
Our new 'Space to Change' fully accessible bathroom provides additional amenity including shower, hoist, full sized change table and height adjustable toilet and basin
ALERT LEVEL 2 | THE BASE
Find out some of the changes we've implemented to keep you safe whilst at The Base.
DOES THE 'PERFECT' PAIR OF DENIM SHORTS EXIST? | THE BASE
Ahhh the hunt for the perfect denim short. Check out Chasing Cait's tips to find that elusive pair!
YOUR COMMUNITY GROUP AT THE BASE
Bring your community group to The Base to perform or show off the great things you do!
WOK THIS WAY | NEW SAVE ASIAN FRESH SUPERMARKET | THE BASE
Leonie visits new store New Save Asian Fresh Supermarket and shares a favourite recipe
GET KIWIFIT AT THE BASE!
We're all about getting Kiwifit for a healthy and active community. Try out one (or all!) of our Kiwifit walks.
ESCAPE WITHIN A GREAT BOOK | THE BASE
Joan from Whitcoull's "Joan's Picks" fills us in on some of the wonderful books out there now, ready to get fully immersed in!
BACK TO SCHOOL | THE BASE
All too soon (or not soon enough?!) the kids will be heading back to school and we have all the coolest supplies to set them up for a great year!
JAGOTOWN - A NEW PLAY CONCEPT | THE BASE
JagoTown is a new play concept upstairs (next to Hoyts) at The Base. In addition to play areas for preschool and older children, Jagotown offers a full service cafe and party rooms for hire.
NEW YEAR, NEW STORES | THE BASE
There's nothing like the New Year to have you looking at things differently. At The Base, we're looking different with some fantastic new retailers that have recently opened.
THE DRY | MOVIE | THE BASE
You can’t find the truth, until you know the lies. See THE DRY starring Eric Bana in cinemas from January 1!
REWARDING THE EXCEPTIONAL | THE BASE
Let us know which retailer has given you exceptional service lately.
FREAKY, THE SUPERNATURAL SLASHER COMEDY | MOVIE REVIEW | THE BASE
The old body switcheroo... this time between a serial killer and a high school girl!
THREE SPECIAL OCCASION TRENDS FOR ANY SHAPE OR SIZE | THE BASE
A rundown from stylist, Chasing Cait, on some of her top trends for what to wear to your end of year events.
PUMP UP THE VOLUME ON YOUR STYLE THIS SPRING | THE BASE
Go big for spring! Pump up your style with some volume. Cait has tips from top to toe so you can experiment with your style a bit more, yet not feel lost in the bulk.
SPRING LIGHTS UP AT THE BASE
Light up your life and lift your mood this spring with some new lighting options for any or ALL the rooms of your home.
YOUR PERFECT JEANS | GET THE LOOK | THE BASE
The days of squeezing into uncomfortable jeans are over! Chasing Cait has options for all shapes & tips for choosing a style that suits YOU!
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS INSIDE & OUTSIDE | THE BASE
The bell has rung, and the starter gates are open! Here's some great indoor and outdoor ways to entertain over the school holidays!
FRESHEN UP YOUR LOOK (AND YOUR CLOSET) THIS SPRING | THE BASE
Time to lighten your load and embrace the brighter days of spring. Cait shows us three ways to clean out the old and look for a few fresh pieces...so you are ready for whatever spring brings!
GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY AT THE BASE
At The Base, sustainability is about way more than reducing plastic bag usage.
CLEAN UP AT THE BASE THIS SPRING!
Out with the old and in the new...trends for spring! Monique gives us the scoop on what this season looks (and feels) like. Time to warm up your indoors to match the outdoors!
KICK UP YOUR HEELS WITH THE PERFECT ANKLE BOOTS | GET THE LOOK AT THE BASE
These ankle boots are made for walking...and shopping, dancing & all the fun things you are ready to do this spring! Cait shares her top tips how to pick the perfect style for you. Kick up some fun!
THANKS DAD! CELEBRATING FATHER'S DAY AT THE BASE
It’s all here at The Base! Our retailers have a huge range of gift ideas for the special Dad in your life – check out a few of our favourites.
START YOUR SPRING WITH A SNAP | THE BASE
It may be Spring, yet the cold snap seems to be lingering. How can you swish up your space AND stay warm while waiting for the warmer days? Monique shares her top tips here.
GATHER AT THE BASE FOR FOOD AND FAMILY TIME
You've worked hard all day! Forget the dishes and bring your family to The Base for a little together time. And everyone can pick their favourite!
COLOUR IN YOUR WORLD | GET THE LOOK | THE BASE
Chasing Cait, our resident fashion expert, shares her tips for popping more colour into your wardrobe this winter. From bold jewel tones to dusty pinks, now's the time to find your perfect shade.
THREE WAYS TO WRAP UP YOUR WINTER SCARF | GET THE LOOK | THE BASE
Find out a few new ways to wrap up your winter scarf. Show the cold who's boss with Cait's new video.
SHOUT OUT TO OUR MATCH HEROES - CELEBRATING COMMUNITY SPORT | THE BASE
It's time to celebrate the return of winter sport and the heroes who make it possible!
WINTER BRIGHT DELIGHTS | GET THE LOOK | THE BASE
Brighten up your wardrobe this winter. From beanies to boots, there's something for everyone to lighten even the chilliest of days.
TROLLS WORLD TOUR ROCKS INTO THE BASE
What happens when Poppy & her crew tries to take on the Queen of Rock troll and save the music? Read our review and then jam over to the cinema for some star studded fun!
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGERS NOW AT THE BASE
The Base is making it easy to be green! We have new Electric Vehicle Chargers! Find out how you can charge your electric vehicle FREE for up to four hours while you shop!
BE INSPIRED BY NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK AND VOLUNTEERING WAIKATO | THE BASE
The Base is celebrating National Volunteer Week by highlighting our partnership with Volunteering Waikato. Learn how you can give back to your community!
AT LONG LAST, THE PERFECT CARDIGAN FOUR WAYS | GET THE LOOK | THE BASE
We've come a long way these last few months, so celebrate by snuggling into a long cardigan. The latest trends are stylish, colourful and flattering. Live long and prosper in your cardigan. Your way.
LUXE LEATHER LOOKS | THE BASE
Our resident fashion blogger, Chasing Cait, schools us in ways we can rock a leather jacket 5 different ways. From work to play (and shopping of course), how can you make a statement AND stay warm?!
INTRODUCING CLICK AND COLLECT CAR PARKS | THE BASE
The word is out. Click and collect designated parking spaces have motored into The Base. Need a quick in and out? We've got you covered!
QUEEN OF THE WEEKEND | THE BASE
Queen for day or for the whole weekend? However you are celebrating have a great one - on a roadtrip? We've got you covered. In need of a gift or something special for yourself? We've got that, too!
WE'VE GOT THIS | THE BASE
We've got this! Let's celebrate all the great efforts we've done over the past months to support and care for our community. The Base is here for you.
WHO'S YOUR BUBBLE #BOSSBABE? | MOTHER'S DAY 2020 | THE BASE
To the women who keep our lives surviving and thriving...especially now! What better time to treat them than on Mother's Day. Which #bossbabe are you celebrating in your bubble?
FOOD OUTLETS OPEN AT THE BASE
These are the food outlets open at The Base as of 28 April during Level 3.
PODCASTS FOR LIFE | THE GOOD STUFF | THE BASE
Ahh the podcast. The perfect little aural stimulation to get inspired, grow personally and professionally, be entertained and escape to other worlds. Here’s a compilation of some of our faves.
TAKE IT OUTSIDE | THE GOOD STUFF | THE BASE
Have you grabbed your dose of Vitamin D today? Here are creative ways to get some fresh air and keep the family entertained. Plus you can support your neighbours while in your bubble. Win win WIN!
BE A CULTURE VULTURE | THE GOOD STUFF | THE BASE
Need some fresh ideas how to infuse a bit of culture into your life while you are at home? There's no need to give up the finer things in life. Find them online!
ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES OPEN AT THE BASE
These are the essential businesses open at The Base as of 25 Mar 2020.
PLAYGROUND CLOSED 2-4 MARCH - COME TO THE ATRIUM! | THE BASE
The playground may be closed for a few days, but there's heaps of fun in the Atrium at The Base!
IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY TO SEE THIS MOVIE | MOVIE REVIEW
Change your cardigan, put on your comfortable shoes, and step into the land of make believe with Mr. Rogers. It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood, and a perfect one to see this charming flick.
TOUCHING GIFTS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY | THE BASE
Reach out and touch someone for Valentines Day. These gifts are made for people whose love language is touch. Plus they are extra indulgent - perfect for showing someone (or yourself) some LOVE!
DOOLITTLE - THE PERFECT PRESCRIPTION FOR FUN! | MOVIE REVIEW
If you always wanted to talk to animals, go see how Doolittle does it. Your cat will thank you, and you'll enjoy Robert Downey Jr. (how can you not?) in this zoo of a movie.
WHAT YOU'RE GONNA DO IS SEE BAD BOYS FOR LIFE | MOVIE REVIEW
One more for the road...join Will & Martin for Bad Boys for Life. What else are you gonna do?
ROAD TRIP IN STYLE | THE BASE
Hold onto your hats and glasses, and hit the road this summer with these stylish and super useful essentials. Just add snacks!
FOCUS YOUR EYES ON SPIES IN DISGUISE | MOVIE REVIEW
Keep your eyes on the prize that is Spies in Disguise. Will Smith as a bird? He still delivers a stellar performance that will make you FLY into the theatre and enjoy!
LEAP INTO THE THEATRES FOR CATS | MOVIE REVIEW
In the words of Rum Tum Tigger, "spotlight, and a drumroll please"...it's time to paws your life and leap into theatres to see CATS!
LITTLE WOMEN...SUCH DEVOTED SISTERS | MOVIE REVIEW
Hey Soul Sisters...Little Women is back! Grab your sisters this holiday, and enjoy this timeless classic together!
PUBLIC HOLIDAY HOURS 2019 | THE BASE
There's plenty of time to shop over the holidays. Check out our Public Holiday hours so you really can shop 'til you drop!
ADDAMS FAMILY - STILL SPOOKY & KOOKY | MOVIE REVIEW
Creep into your local cinema for some spooky, kooky and a bit of ooky fun with the Addams Family!
GIFT IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS 2019
Don't let the holidays weigh you down. Lighten up your shopping with these sweet gifts that are sure to brighten up Christmas.
SINGING THE PRAISE FOR CHARLIE'S ANGELS | MOVIE REVIEW
The Angels are back...brighter and badder than ever! Join these secret weapons on their latest adventure. KAPOW!
DON'T HIDE FROM READY OR NOT | MOVIE REVIEW
You can't hide from Ready or Not - a thrilling life or death hunt that is not child's play. Seek out this dark comedy if you dare.
FAST TIMES IN FORD VS. FERRARI | MOVIE REVIEW
Zoom into the theatre for Ford vs. Ferrari! Christian Bale and Matt Damon speed up the fun in this fast flick. A must see!
IT'S BACK...TERMINATOR: DARK FATE | MOVIE REVIEW
He's back...and so is Sarah (yeah!) in Terminator: Dark Fate. Hold on for a wild ride!
ADVENT CALENDAR ADVENTURES
From building blocks to chocolate blocks, you can count down to Christmas with one of the hottest trends these days...advent calendars! Read on for some ADVENTurous ideas.
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE THE MOVIES FOR JUDY | MOVIE REVIEW
Sing Hallelujah, there's no place like the movies when Judy is playing. Follow the yellow brick road to your local for this epic look at one of Hollywood's shining stars.
ZOMBIELAND 2: DOUBLE TAP - A GREAT ESCAPE | MOVIE REVIEW
Escapte to the theatres for Zombieland 2: Double Tap. It's zippy, kitschy and does NOT drag like a zombie.
LOOK SHARP THIS HALLOWEEN!
What's the trick to getting lots of treats? An epic costume from LookSharp Store, of course. Read on for some thrilling ideas!
DECJUBA + THE HUNGER PROJECT = EMPOWERED WOMEN | RETAILER FOR GOOD
Amazing things happening at Decjuba. Read more about their long-term partnership with The Hunger Project, the 5.5 million lives they've impacted, and the t-shirts that support this!
A GOOD TIME AT "GOOD BOYS" | MOVIE REVIEW
Hang on for a wild ride in "Good Boys." What would YOU do to get invited to a party? What would you do for a friend? This mad cap movie answers these question...and more!
SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK | MOVIE REVIEW
Hang on to your blankets and friends...Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is not one to watch alone... #TRUESTORY
AN "ABOMINABLE" FUN TIME | MOVIE REVIEW
ABOMINABLE is a BIG adventure for everyone - get ready for a COOL time!
WELCOME BACK TO DOWNTON ABBEY | MOVIE REVIEW
It's finally here...embrace Downton Abbey one more time. Read Tayla's review...you're cordially invited!
3...2...1...ACTION! THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 REVIEW
The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2 - This blast of a movie opens Thursday 12 September. Read more!
TIME FOR SPRING CHANGES AT THE BASE
Spring Cleaning at The Base...read on for news about Postie Plus and babycity!
SPOIL DAD THIS FATHER'S DAY
Play around with these cool gift ideas for the SUPER cool man in your life!
THINGS TO DO THESE WINTER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
How are you planning on entertaining the kids these holidays?
COME TOGETHER... TO WATCH THIS NEW RELEASE!
You're an aspiring singer and no one remembers The Beatles but you. What would you do?
MEN IN BLACK GOES INTERNATIONAL
Men in Black: International sees the franchise return for an epic globe-trotting adventure!
4 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SEE X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX
There are more than 4 reasons. But the top 4 you'll find right here.
FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY
Fighting With My Family is a great new movie for you to sink your teeth into!
KICKING IT IN CAMBODIA
Make 2019 your year of adventure! Get started by visiting an amazing travel agent at The Base.
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL
Alita: Battle Angel - from the filmmakers that brought us Titanic and Avatar - is a must-see.
PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR TO TAKE OVER CINEMAS
If you're a fan of the Saw franchise, you're going to love this.
THANKS TO YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY
Thanks so much for your donations at our gift wrapping booths and helping enrich the lives of fellow Kiwis!
LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING
Last minute present shopping - we've all been there. Let us help you make it a whole lot easier.
CHRISTMAS GIFT LIST: GIFTS THAT FIT THE BUDGET
Christmas shopping starting to burn a hole in your pocket?
IF YOU LOVE COMEDY, YOU GOTTA SEE THIS
Night School is a rip roaring comedy. Here's why you need to see it.
SPRING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SORTED
Schools out! See the best ways to entertain both the kids and you these school holidays.
THE PREDATOR; A TRIUMPHANT NEW INSTALLMENT
The Predator is an epic action-filled blockbuster - see it in cinemas now.
TREND TO TRY: SPRING MULES
Shoe wardrobe looking a little sad? Find out why the mule shoe is going to be on-top this spring!
LOADS TO LOVE AT LUSH
Lush is filled with beautiful and amazing items for your bath and body. See our faves here.
THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again is a wonderful sequel to the much-loved Mamma Mia, in cinemas now.
ACTION-PACKED ADVENTURE TO WATCH
See the strength of family bonds (and The Rock's forearms) in this epic action-packed blockbuster.
A MOVIE OF MONSTER PROPORTIONS
What happens when you send a 12 and 10 year old to review the latest school holiday movie?
HOW TO USE YOUR STYLE PERSONALITY
What's your style personality, and how do you use it when shopping? Chasing Cait's Caitlin Taylor has the answer.
HOW TO SHOP LIKE A STYLIST
Ever wanted to know how to shop like a professional stylist? See some tips from the best!