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Petone Fair 2010

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Today is the 19th annual Hutt News Rotary Fair held at Jackson Street Petone.

Over 300 stalls offering everything from delicious food to an array of merchandise was on display.

Pictures below  (slideshow here) and video

Huge crowd, great weather, bit blustery but fun for the family the photos and video are just a little insight into some of what happened.

Click through to the photos.

Petone Fair 2010
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February 20, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Petone: The Empire, Jackson Street

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Formerly the Empire Hotel, now ‘The Empire’, the new gastro-pub on Jackson Street (opposite Murphy’s Bar) is ‘O for awesome’. 

Paul Rowan, of Mange Tout fame, has opened this new establishment in time for Christmas.  The place looks amazing and the garden bar  is a real feature. In fact for summer days this will be the place. The short video gives a quick insight, but you must visit it yourself. Interested in the backstory over the demise of the old Empire Hotel check here and here. Its a credit to Paul in the quick turnaround and changing a blot on Jackson Street to what will be an entertainment asset.

We had lunch there today (opening day) – the burger was good and the chicken and cider pie was very tasty.  If you like the food at Lonestar and Speights Ale House, then you’ll like The Empire.  The food is somewhere in between the two places, with meal prices under $20 for the burger or pie – and a bit more for the stonegrill.  They’ve got Macs range of beers and Stella on tap, with others in the fridge.  I had the Oyster Bay sav which is always good.  We also spotted a couple getting the platter, so we’ll be back again over Summer – maybe next time we’ll sit in the garden bar if the weather behaves!! 

The private function room out the back is an ideal venue for a Xmas party, or office function.  And if gaming is your cup of tea, the pokies return to The Empire in late January. 

The Empire, 175 Jackson Street, Petone.  Call 589 5502.

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December 12, 2009 at 5:45 pm