Story: Hotels and motels

Courtenay Place, Wellington, 2009

Courtenay Place, Wellington, 2009

The reform of liquor laws in 1989 made it legal to open drinking establishments without accommodation attached. These bars in Courtenay Place, Wellington have indoor-outdoor flow – dining and drinking spill out onto the pavement, adding to the atmosphere of this district. It has changed from a retail and warehouse zone to a popular night-time entertainment spot replete with clubs, bars, cafes and restaurants.

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Paul Christoffel, 'Hotels and motels - Hotels and liquor laws', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 July 2024)

Story by Paul Christoffel, published 11 Mar 2010