Lakewood opening

Four-year-old Isabella Vienazindis meets, and gets a photo with, Spiderman on Saturday.


It was smiles galore as Snow White, Spiderman, Elsa from Frozen, Moana and even some Chiefs players visited Cambridge on Saturday.

They were there to help celebrate the opening of Lakewood Cambridge – a project under construction since 2016.

Chiefs players Michael Allardice, Laghlan McWhannell, Ryan Coxon and Cambridge High School old boy Luke Jacobson also popped in, signing autographs and handing out about 300 Chiefs flags.

One young fan – Roto-o-Rangi School’s Izaac Hopkins – was delighted to have the chance to talk with Jacobson, one of the school’s former students, about his experiences there.

“They chatted about all the same teachers they’d had,” Izaac’s mum Hannah smiled.

On the day, purchases made from Lakewood businesses put people in the draw to win a Chiefs jersey and some runner up prizes including a sports bag and a Vevo voucher.

Development director for Fosters Development Rhys Harvey said everyone enjoyed the day.

“From our perspective it was great to be able to facilitate the day. There were lots of smiles and it seemed like everyone had fun,” he said.

Rhys said the day gave people the opportunity to see for themselves what the completed Lakewood complex – on 22,000 square-metres of land and including apartments, office spaces and cafes and a child-care centre – was like.

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