The Tower Junction Story

Our History

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About Tower Junction

Tower Junction first opened in 2002, and is often described as Christchurch’s premier large format retail destination.  At Tower Junction we have a strong range of national and international retailers many of whom have been here since we opened. Tower Junction provides 37,000m² of retail floor area, with easy parking throughout. 

In 2018 we undertook a redevelopment of the centre including the development of two new buildings providing food, beverage and retail offerings. We are excited to have delivered this new and improved retail experience. 

If you want to be a part of Tower Junction and join our impressive list of retailers, visit our leasing page to secure one of the last remaining spaces.

Ngāi Tahutanga

Ngāi Tahu Property have worked closely with Matapopore, a charitable trust incepted after the earthquakes to ensure mana whenua values and the voice of Ngāi Tūāhuriri and Ngāi Tahu are included in the rebuild.  As a result, markers of Ngāi Tahu culture have been interwoven into the development and the work of Fayne Robinson, a Ngāi Tahu master carver, and other Māori artists are incorporated within the site. 

Want to know more about the whakairo (carved) panels and artwork at Tower Junction?

 Whakairo Panels  The Pūtakitaki

“Tower Junction is located within an area which was once rich in natural resources.  Historically, there was a strong presence of mana whenua, Ngāi Tūāhuriri and Ngāi Tahu whānui (extended families) from Banks Peninsula who spent considerable time participating in mahinga kai activities throughout the area. Although this area has been long since modified, during pre-European times, Māori would have utilised the abundance of natural resources available as this area formed part of a wider system of trails, rivers and streams which connected to the Ōtākaro (Avon River) and Ōpāwaho (Heathcote River), a source mahinga kai to Ngāi Tūāhuriri/Ngāi Tahu and travel route between the Māori settlements on Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū (Banks Peninsula), Taumutu and Kaiapoi Pā.” 1
1 Debbie Tikao & Tui Falwasser from Matapopore