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By Stephen Heard
May 06, 2020
By Stephen Heard
May 06, 2020

A visit to your local mall foodcourt is off the cards under New Zealand's COVID-19 Alert Level 3, but the world of contactless takeaway and delivery is officially open for business. In line with current social-distancing requirements, Scentre Group, the owner of Westfield in Australia and New Zealand, has launched a new contactless click and collect drive-thru service so you can still access quick eats from your local shopping centre.

Westfield Direct allows Kiwis to order from multiple eateries in one transaction and then pick up from the comfort of their car. The lineup isn't serving your average foodcourt slop; the selection of eateries currently available includes Nic Watt's Peruvian-Japanese restaurant Inca, Hong Kong-style noodle restaurant Canto Canto, steamed bun specialists Master Bao, and bubble tea giant Gong Cha.

Inca, Babiche Martens.

More eateries are expected to jump onboard in the coming weeks and Scentre Group says it is looking at including other retailers in the service.

Once orders are placed and a collection time has been selected, customers are notified of the designated drive-thru location. The Westfield Direct service is free and now available via Westfield Albany, St Lukes, Newmarket, Manukau City in Auckland and Riccarton in Christchurch.

For more information about Westfield Direct, visit

Published on May 06, 2020 by Stephen Heard


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