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Courtenay Place is the heart of entertainment in Wellington city.
Whether you want to enjoy a great coffee, dining, a drink, a dance, a show or a movie - you can do it all on Courtenay Place.
Courtenay Place is well known for its entertainment and nightlife. Many restaurants are open late and most of the bars stay open until 3am, or some even until 6am. You can catch a movie or a show or even just a stroll down the street is a buzz with the buskers to entertain you.
Courtenay Place is the main street of the Courtenay Quarter in the Wellington, New Zealand inner-city district of Te Aro.Courtenay Place is known for its entertainment and nightlife. Many restaurants are open late and most of the bars stay open until dawn. It contains offices, accommodation, tourist shopping, entertainment, food, art and buskers offering many genres of free performance. Pedestrian traffic is substantial around the clock.
Every two years Courtenay Place is home to many of the New Zealand International Arts Festival events. The richness of Courtenay Place culture inspires many artists, including photographers, professional and amateur alike. BATS Theatre is New Zealand's leading venue for the development of new theatre practitioners and plays.
Downstage Theatre, founded in 1964, is New Zealand's first professional theatre. Embassy Theatre The Lord of the Rings movie Return of the King had its world premiere at the Embassy Theatre at the head of Courtenay Place. The movies The Two Towers and The Fellowship Of The Ring both had their Australasian premiere at the Embassy (Event Slide Shows). Both events were broadcast live to the world for many hours, involving the movement of record amounts of data by City Link.
The theatre is on the Wellington City Council's heritage list in the District Plan. The New Zealand Historic Places Trust has recognised its heritage values with Category One registration, indicating a place of 'special or outstanding historical or cultural heritage significance or value'.
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CityLink was originally formed in late 1995 following a Wellington City Council sponsored business initiative to deploy an advanced, low cost communications network to give local business and government enterprises a competitive advantage.
CityLink is staffed by a small team of dedicated professionals, committed to making a difference. CityLink has an established network within Wellington's CBD plus a network within the core Auckland CBD. Recently a network has been started in Christchurch.
The CBD communications network we have built is:
* high bandwidth - built using singlemode fibre-optic cables
* low cost - mostly built overhead on the existing street infrastructure
* open architecture - no proprietary services, protocols or significant restrictions on use
* privately owned by 7 NZ companies, with the active participation of the local city authority
In Wellington: CityLink is currently offering services within over 400 high rise CBD buildings with approx 100+ km of fibre cable installed around the greater CBD. We pass another 300+ buildings with our fibre optic cable.
In Auckland: CityLink is building a fibre based network within the core Auckland CBD. The range of services provided is similar to that already provided within the Wellington CBD.
CityLink's network consists of singlemode fibre to buildings, rolled out in a mesh architecture so there is no over-reliance on one central communications point. The major product groups are:
* Dedicated private circuits
* High-speed connectivity to CityLink's PublicLAN
* Additional services
From these product groups various telecommunications solutions suited to Government, Corporate, SME and even inner city apartment users have been developed.