Shop & Win in Upper Hutt

Published on 11 May 2022

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Shop and win one of six $650 shopping sprees and a handbag!

Whirinaki Whare Taonga has secured exclusive showing of the Carry Me: 100 Years of Handbags exhibition.

Showcasing over 50 iconic handbags connected to famous women such as Grace Kelly and Lady Diana, the boutique collection has come direct from private Italian collectors to Whirinaki - and will be the only venue in New Zealand to feature the exhibition.

The exhibition runs from Saturday 14 May to Sunday 7 August.

To celebrate, we’ve teamed up with Upper Hutt City Centre retailers to create 6 x $650 Shopping Sprees.

To be in to win, shoppers just need to make a purchase of any value at a participating retailer between 14 May and 28 June and complete an entry form in store, or online. One winner will be drawn each week of the six-week promotion.

“This is an excellent example of the arts sector supporting the business sector. The arts play a major role in our community, we’re proud to be able to offer a world class facility like Whirinaki Whare Taonga. It attracts people from all over the region who in turn come enjoy Upper Hutt’s shopping and hospitality, helping to boost our economy. We’re looking forward to seeing people back in town, shopping to win” says Mayor Guppy.

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Photo: Mayor Guppy showcasing the handbags up for grabs.

The competition runs between 14 May and 28 June.

Go to for all the details.