New World will employ 120

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Last updated 15:19 03/09/2012

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A New World store set to open at the Kapiti Landing Business Park late next year will employ about 120 staff.

While an owner for the New World supermarket has yet to be confirmed, it will be Kapiti owned and operated.

Foodstuffs Wellington general manager of property and retail development Marty Price said he is excited to be bringing a New World to Paraparaumu.

"As with all of our stores, New World Paraparaumu will be locally owned and operated, with a strong community focus," he said.

"While the store owner has yet to be confirmed, I'm sure local shoppers will be pleased to know that the size, style and format of the store will be specifically designed around their needs."

The New World store will be part of an approximately 6700 square metre building with five tenants.

Airport chairman Sir Noel Robinson announced last week that the second building at the business park would begin construction.

Mr Price said New World Paraparaumu will have a 1499sqm trading area and is expected to employ about 120 staff.

"It will have ample parking, be conveniently located near the airport, beach and town centre, and have nearby access from the proposed western link road," he said.

"We're confident this will be a fantastic addition to the wider Kapiti Coast Airport retail precinct, and hope to open the supermarket within the third quarter of next year."

Local contractor Pritchard's has been appointed for the civil works for the building, while Hawkins Construction will complete the building works.

The park will have 25,000sqm of retail space, with about 15,000sqm taken up by the Mitre 10 Mega and the new building, once completed.

He said two further retailers will be named in due course, joining New World, Smiths City and Kitchen Things in the new building.

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