What a year it’s been!

What a year it’s been in Milford. Covid was certainly a disrupter but thanks to our local business owners and you – our loyal customers, MILFORD has survived and come out the other side stronger, if anything. During Covid we were luckier than most shopping centres and only lost three businesses. Since then, 10 new businesses have opened and we have at least another two in the pipeline to open. All have added a new dimension to the centre. Here they are if you haven’t already tried them out: PYM’s of Milford; Galata Kebab & Grill; Scrunchy Millers Ice Cream Parlour; Fine O Wine – organic wines and beers; Auckland Children’s Physiotherapy; Clear Skincare; Max; Baskana; North Shore Spine Clinic; and Outdo Homestore.

Pirate Market Day – Saturday 21st November

Thanks to all the ‘Pirates’ who turned out for this iconic Milford event. With part of the main street closed, everyone was able to move about freely and enjoy all the Pirate – themed entertainment.

Milford Pick’A’Box Winner

Congratulations to Clayton who won the top Pick’A’Box prize – a week away in a new Mercedes-Benz and $1500 towards accommodation. Congrats also to all the other 16 winners of prizes. Thanks to all our businesses who sponsored the prizes. It just shows how much they love being involved in this great community we have in Milford!

Quick Sharp Christmas promotion - $1000 Christmas Shopping Spree!

How would you like $1000 to spend on Christmas shopping in Milford before Christmas. Well, we’ve got just the promotion for you, starting Sunday 29th November and finishing Sunday 12th December, with the winner announced on Monday 14th December – giving you 10 days to spend the money on Christmas gifts in Milford.

Thanks to our annuals

At this time of year, I like to draw your attention to our great family of sponsors who contribute funds to our business association over and above their membership. You’ll find them all in the footer of this page. Their extra funds allow us to do extra promotions, and keep Milford looking clean, tidy and able to carry out our beautification plans. 

Milford Rotary are fantastic!

A special thanks to the team at Milford Rotary, who constantly work towards the beautification of Milford and have been responsible for the planting of all our planters and tidied up gardens in the town centre. Others who have assisted with this programme are Cara and her awesome team at Kings Plant Barn, Forrest Hill, whose knowledge and advice has been invaluable. Unbelievably, none of the plants have died – a testament to the type of plants suggested by Cara and the efforts of Mike, our MBA contracted gardener, plus the business owners who water the plants weekly.

Coming up… Vive La France – Saturday 27th February.

Put this date on your calendar NOW! You won’t want to miss the entertainment, fun and bargains we have lined up for the event.

Milford Security

Just a reminder to all that during the holiday season, our security company, Matrix Security, based down at Smales Farm, will be checking on the whole of the town centre, ensuring that people and places are kept safe.

Matrix has been our security provider for eight years now and give us piece of mind security. During Covid, when one of our businesses had a window smashed by an intoxicated person, they called a glass company and ensured the premises were secure before they left. (Note: they also caught the person red-handed and called the police to apprehend the offender.)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us in MILFORD

We hope you have Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

By: , Murray Hill, Manager

Issue 116 December 2020