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Hay’s roof: a Christchurch institution

Hay’s roof: a Christchurch institution

In the 20th century, Scots remained a driving force in New Zealand business. In Christchurch, James Hay’s innovative retailing techniques included a children’s pleasure ground on the roof of his store, which encouraged children to persuade their mothers to shop at Hay’s.

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John Wilson, 'Scots - Scots and the economy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/205/hays-roof-a-christchurch-institution (accessed 20 January 2022)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015