Bill's entry "The News agent" in the B&W section gave me an idea to start this thread. "Dairy" and small street corner general stores which were a dominant part of the unique New Zealand landscape, are slowly disappearing as big franchises are inadvertently shutting down more and more small retail shops. I don't think that they'll all vanish, but I'll try and take shots of some quaint ones anyway. I also would like to invite any other 'kiwis' (or tourists) in this forum to add anything else interesting you've come across in your travels in NZ. I'll start off with these two (they're the only one's I've got in my library), but I intend to keep an eye out for more in the future. Lyttleton Cafe I can imagine this little building was a local corner store at some point before it morphed into a suburban cafe. This one was taken back in 2010 just before the big earthquake hit Christchurch. I haven't been back since so I hope these buildings are still standing. The light blue building is a "fish and chip" shop so where there's food the seagulls are never far away! Akaroa Garage and Petrol We were driving along the back roads and exploring the various hidden bays in Akaroa (2010) and out of nowhere stood this time-defiant petrol station... complete with a freshly painted public phone booth the great Dr. Who would've been proud of! It was closed over the weekend... I wonder if they sell CDs and chocolate bars in there?