"The whole Black Friday shopping frenzy has got a little out of control."
Shoppers were out in force in person and online on Friday.
The $1 billion development was opened by Jacinda Ardern on Thursday.
The Warehouse Group is shedding about 1000 jobs in a restructure it says has been accelerated by COVID-19.
"The scale of our store is hard to comprehend until you are in it."
COVID-19 has accelerated the shift away from cash.
There's been a surge in demand for knitting and baking supplies - as well as plants.
For many local businesses hit hard by COVID-19, getting back on their feet can be a struggle.
Seven stores tipped to close, job losses for around 25 percent of staff.