And from the knowledgeable Tikiman today:
"As part of the first phase of the Great Ceremonial House being refurbished/ redesigned Captain Cook’s will have its last day on March 9th. No word on what if anything they will change. It should return to service around August or September. Also there is some information that they believe Trader Sam’s will open in February of 2015. Trader Sam’s will not be located inside the GCH.
An alternate location for quick food service will open up at the Cast Cove located near the old Tangaroa Terrace."
Trader Sam's local:
"Outside where the patio for Captain Cook's is located was the spot I was told by a few sources."