Is Whanganui city centre in decline?

While a recent feature on Duncan Garner’s Westpac Grassroots Road Trip showed empty retail spaces on Victoria Avenue, Mayor Annette Main says the district is not in decline and empty spaces are not unique to Whanganui. “The changing face of retail internationally is causing empty shops, but this isn’t unique to our district,” she said. Mayor Main said Whanganui and Partners, the organisation which drives economic development, is proactively creating more retail opportunities in Whanganui

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