A newspaper dispenser outside the ''yellow diner''.

Blame it on the rain: the first day scheduled for filming Walt Disney Pictures' Pete's Dragon on the streets of Tapanui, West Otago, did not happen.

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui.

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui.

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui.

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui.

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui.

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui.

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui.

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui.

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui.

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui.

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui.

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui.

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui

Pete's Dragon movie set in Tapanui

Tapanui becomes Millhaven for Pete's Dragon

As the rain persistently fell on the new, old-look shop fronts in Tapanui, it is clear the town has a new identity.

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