What are the items that I should bring with me because they’re not available (or are too expensive) where I am going?
Palmerston North offers a varied shopping experience. New Zealand has a wide and diverse population and most items, including foods from around the world, are readily available in shops and supermarkets.
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Will anyone have particular trouble finding clothes that fit?
Palmerston North and other surrounding areas have a number of large department stores and clothing boutiques that cater to all sizes and shapes.
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What grocery stores do expats in your city shop at?
The main supermarkets in Palmerston North are New World, PAK'nSAVE and Countdown. Groceries can also be purchased at petrol service stations and local mini-marts, called Dairies.
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Where can other household items (such as cleaning materials and home furnishings) be found?
A wide range of cleaning materials can be purchased at the supermarkets or any home improvement shops. Home furnishings can be purchased in a wide range of stores, such as Harvey Norman and Briscoes. Check your local Yellow Pages for a complete list or contact Crown Palmerston North.
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What are factors that might affect my shopping habits in this country/city?
Most large shopping malls are open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with at least one late night a week when the shops stay open until 9:00 p.m. Countdown and Woolworths supermarkets are open seven days a week.
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