Sylvia Park will soon be getting its own vaping store.

Australian vaping brand Vapo will be opening their ninth New Zealand store at the southeast Auckland mega-mall in early October.

“The growth in Vapo outlets simply reflects the increasing demand by people to access vaping products,” said owner Jonathan Devery. “More and more Kiwis are putting their cigarettes down and looking for a healthier alternative. Many prefer an independent and local brand, and we put a big focus on the quality of the shop fit-out too.”

Jonathan Devery

The brand was the first vape retailer in Australia-New Zealand to be accepted inside a large mall, when they opened in Westfield Manukau Shopping Centre last year.

Vapo is soon to be authorised to use the ‘Made in New Zealand’ certification mark.

“What motivates us is seeing the smoking rates continue to fall,” said Devery. “We wholeheartedly support the country’s smoke-free ambition with vaping key to New Zealand one day being tobacco-free. We will continue to drive our retail coverage and brand presence, ensuring more smokers wanting to quit can effectively switch.”