recently stayed in Papamoa and visited Bayview while in the Mount. The mall is nice it has a great array of shops and the food court has alot to choose from. I really liked the festivities they had in the centre of the mall due to the festive season which was nice to see.
There are better malls in Auckland but this one has a number of chains including Farmers, Esprit, Whitcoulls and Max. Always crowded at weekends and school holidays. Last time I was there, children were riding around on animals on wheels. Looked fun! There is a food mall and a few places like Coffee Club, Esquires and Muffin Break where you can get coffee.