Welcome to Milford

Milford is a great shopping centre based around the former seaside settlement famous for it's Saturday night dances at the Pirate Ship dance hall. With close to 300 businesses in the district, we're sure we have something for everyone. From cafes and boutique clothing stores, specialty cheese stores through to hardware stores, Milford really does cover it all. You'll find a full list of the businesses within Milford's centre on our business directory

As well as being an excellent shopping destination, Milford also has an exciting future ahead. The development of Milford streetscape and business areas to accommodate a sustainable population growth in the area is planned for the next 30 years. These developments look to both enhance the area whilst still keeping the strong Milford identity. Keep an eye out for the changes happening around Milford!

There are lots of reasons to head to Milford this summer; our annual Pirate Market Day, the Vive La France festival, to check our wonderful beach cafes and restaurants, or for a spot of shopping. Don't miss out on experiencing our fantastic town this summer.



Level 2 Milfordshops Open again for business


WELCOME BACK to milfordshops


The majority of our businesses will be open from Thursday 13th May.  

If your want to check if one of your favourite stores is open, go into our business directory and click on the business(s) you want to visit. The normal opening hours will be displayed in most cases and some additional information may be available by clicking on the arrows in the top right hand corner of the directory listing.

Remember, under Level 2, there is a need in most businesses to do 'Contact Tracing'. This will mean you will need to fill out certain details in each business you enter, as required by the Covid-19 Level 2 rules. This will inevitably add time to your shopping, but as a member of the family of 5,000,000, I am sure you will understand why it is required. 'Social distancing' will also apply.

Businesses will be using the dropbox option in their directory to give you more details of their current operating conditions and other useful information, so keep checking out this website frequently.

 We're Here, We're Near, We Care!


The Story behind Tango's Shoes


Tango’s Shoes is the brainchild of Melanie Dowling who originates from Northampton, which is historically known to be one of the main towns in the UK to manufacture footwear - hence the nickname “Cobblers”. Subsequently footwear was always going to be a passion for Mel…...

Having emigrated in 1998 and started a family with NZ Born Husband Gary in the seaside town of Whitianga in the Coromandel, Mel felt starved of fashionable footwear as all that was offered in NZ at that time was deficient in variety, plain and lacked the European Flair she was accustomed to in the UK.

After spending several months in Bueno Aires late 2003/04 whilst husband Gary was recovering from a disastrous spine operation, Mel had time to immerse herself in the abundance of fashionable footwear available in Argentina. 

On her return, Mel decided NZ needed a shake up and subsequently opened her first store in Whitianga in 2004, followed by another 6 stores, iconically naming them after the traditional dance of Argentina where the inspiration originated. 

Our much loved Milford store was opened about 11 years ago when the current manager, Ingrid first started working for Tango's Team in the Whitianga location. Tango's Shoes was one of the first shoe shops to open in Milford. Over the years we've seen many more shoe shops come and join the area, which helps elevate Milford as the Shoe Mecca" it is known for today.

The Tango’s team spend months each season designing tobring you collections that are fashion forward, unique and suit a vast cross section of our clients sourced throughout the world especially for you. 

Mel has built a great culture around her brand surrounding herself with staff that are passionate about footwear, understand shoes and with their supreme customer service the team will leave you feeling empowered with knowledge and choice!

Visit one of our 7 store’s and begin your journey with Tango’s today!


Tango's Shoe's MILFORD

09 488 0495


Milford CentreMILFORD businesses operating under Covid-19 Level 3


"We're HERE, We're NEAR and We CARE - Shop local in MILFORD!"

Essential Services Takeaways Takeaways Dinner
Bakers Delight Booklover Arigato Japanese
Challenge Blakes Providore Arokha Indian
Countdown Bread & Butter Langkawi Malaysian
Japan Mart Barilla Dumpling Monthien Thai

Lifescence Pharmacy

Cave A Vin Musashi Japanese
Milford Nutritional Pharmarcy  Kara Cafè Talay Thai
New World Kerab Serai Venice
Unichem Milford Jazzy's  
Unichem Milford Corner Milford Liquor Centre  
The Source Bulk Foods Milford Flowers  

To find out more details on how they are operating at this level, go to the business directory and enter the name of the business. Then click the asterisk in the right-hand top corner and a box will drop down with details. If there is none present, contact the business by phone, email or through their website.

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