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Cheers, I've seen a few but wasn't sure what the plan was for them. :thumbup:

It's quite a happening spot now. With late night lines outside bars starting to rival the old Strip.
Yes indeed, it will only become more lively when it starts to fill out a bit more.

I was asking past the remaining premises at sol square on the weekend and am pleased to see some gutting of previous fittings getting ready for its new fit out.
Do you know what the new fit out plans are? It was a great spot before the quakes. Used to love going through the hold in the wall in the Cleaners Only bar. A bar that almost seemed hidden away.

They've been trying to capture some of that vibe in some of the newer developments, although not always successfully yet.
Sorry missed this.. As far as I'm aware some of the same branding will be used again, although with Dave Henderson back in charge who knows.. I have a friend who is looking at reopening the old Base nightclub as all bars in that area have grandfathered rights to open & close times. So 3-5am licences which will be the only ones in town. I know that area was always designated as late night entertainment on the city blueprint
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Someone dial a tram? :o

Lovely boutique eatery’s, kind of reminds me of Whangarei’s own “Quality Street”
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JPNZ wrote:
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Cheers, I've seen a few but wasn't sure what the plan was for them. :thumbup:

It's quite a happening spot now. With late night lines outside bars starting to rival the old Strip.
Yes indeed, it will only become more lively when it starts to fill out a bit more.

I was asking past the remaining premises at sol square on the weekend and am pleased to see some gutting of previous fittings getting ready for its new fit out.
Do you know what the new fit out plans are? It was a great spot before the quakes. Used to love going through the hold in the wall in the Cleaners Only bar. A bar that almost seemed hidden away.

They've been trying to capture some of that vibe in some of the newer developments, although not always successfully yet.
Sorry missed this.. As far as I'm aware some of the same branding will be used again, although with Dave Henderson back in charge who knows.. I have a friend who is looking at reopening the old Base nightclub as all bars in that area have grandfathered rights to open & close times. So 3-5am licences which will be the only ones in town. I know that area was always designated as late night entertainment on the city blueprint
You didn't miss it. I just took ages before coming back to the thread. You've answered the question within a day. Would be nice to have SOL square back. It will link in nicely with Strangers Lane the bars in the Dux Central / Salt quarter area. And a 5am closing will give it a point of difference.
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Someone dial a tram? :o

Lovely boutique eatery’s, kind of reminds me of Whangarei’s own “Quality Street”
There's a great little bar just to the left of the bottom photo.

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Great sky last night.

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Who is the bloke in the PJs?
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That's my mate Baz wearing the height of fashion at the nostalgia festival (proove it isn't...)

Anyway, here's a shot of the Cathedral taken at the weekend.

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8 years on (has it really been that long?), so before and after shots.

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8 years and $167M later, and the townhall has reopened.

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A pre quake blast from the past.

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Well, haven't I been slack. Here's some pics from about 2 weeks ago. More gaps being filled and more life returning to the city.

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From the Lyttleton to Sumner road that has finally reopened after the quakes.

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And these were taken from the Taylor's Mistake walkway.

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Still some shattered dreams about. I wonder what will become of this place. Has it been written off? Are they still arguing about insurance? Who knows.

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There are some interesting houses in the hills and valleys on the outskirts of the city. Low res as phone electronic zoom sorry.

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Some funny old places in the city proper as well. This one in Sumner on top of a rock. Although I'm not sure of it's post quake status.

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New Convention center is half way done apparently. Biggish pic.
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It's amazing what a bit of paint can do. Also a bit large ish.
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Still lot's of damaged houses and empty lots on the hills. These above Sumner.

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Also in Sumner

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Seriously making up for lost time there, mate.

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Thought this thread might have come to an end. Very happy to see it hasn't.
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Cheers Guys. I guess i haven't need quite as much therapy of late. :)

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It’s all finally coming together .

My father in law died last week and this meant a flurry of family from overseas .

They’ve been united in saying how far it’s come , and you really do lose perspective actually living here .

I do worry about the stadium which is desperately needed to prop up the hospitality sector , cause its brutal out there .
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