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Sanctuary shuts its doors in Wellington

Thu 15 Jun 2006 In: New Zealand Daily News

Wellington's long-running men's sex-on-site venue, Sancturary, has ceased trading, the sign on its door saying, "Closed – indefinitely". Sanctuary, on Courtney Place, was a popular alternative to the saunas for men to meet, and has served the Wellington's gay community since the early 1990s. Tony James originally opened sanctuary in Dixon Street, opposite Pound nightclub. The business exchanged hands, with the late Daniel Fielding as owner for a number of years, and latterly Joe Hurst, who opened the venue in Courtney Place. Sanctuary was a popular haunt with its dark spaces, pool table and bar. It was well known for its 'Student Nights', with free entry for students each Sunday.    

Credit: News Staff

First published: Thursday, 15th June 2006 - 12:00pm

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