Re:START is a shopping experience like no other, providing Christchurch with a range of high quality retailers in a cool city environment.

Anchored by Ballantynes department store, Re:START houses many businesses previously located in the central city including Johnson's Grocery Store, Scorpio Books, Cosmic, Hunters & Collectors and many others.


Re:START has great cafes, a mix of specialty gift stores and a selection of fashion boutiques not found elsewhere. We also have a great food offering with two dedicated food courts. Relax and surf the net on our free Wi Fi.
A really great place to bring the whole family.

For an experience like no other - Re:START. A community of retailers packed with talent, innovation and attitude who are putting creativity and fashion back in the central city.


Re:START on the move

In another step in Re:START’s development, the stores in our northern precinct – opposite Ballantynes – are relocating to nearby land in Cashel Mall. Their shift paves the way for work to begin on a permanent new office and retail development called Cashel Square.


A partnership between the Crown and the private sector, the move will ensure we keep trading more at least another 12 months.


We thank the Government and private landowners for their support in the making the shift possible, and the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust for a $3.36 million loan that helped get the mall off the ground in October 2011. 

Re:START New Location


2013 Champion Canterbury Business Awards.

And the winners are...

Champion Retail.


Recognising dynamic retailers who provide a true customer experience.


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Free Wifi


The helpful people at TradeMe have once again gone the extra mile resulting in free WiFi Re:Start.

Anyone visiting Re:Start with WiFi capability on their phone, laptop or tablet will be able to surf the internet – at no cost, which is always good news.

Access points are in place around the precinct, the network is called Trade Me FREE WiFi.

Thank you to the good people at Trade Me, Enable Networks, FX Networks and The Press for making it happen.