Starting this thread as some of the 'new' retailers might be tech related, & hoping that people might find it mildly interesting. In the next week or two I will take a cruise around to check out what if anything is happening at the old Dick Smith sites at Hornby, Westfield Riccarton, Northwood, and The Palms.
In the meantime I can report that the old Dick Smith shop at the Riccarton mall has finally been boarded up. No easy task as it juts into mall by half a metre or so, but they have done a very neat job of it. The contractors have left the usual 10 cm peep hole so one can see into the shop to see what is going on. The Samsung, Spark, and Apple display stands are still in place.