Came here to see Motley Crue and left disappointed. The queues for the bar were very long and not moving quickly at all, which is confusing given that this venue must be used to capacity crowds and everyone wanting food and drink before the event starts. Was in the standing section and felt that too many tickets had been sold for this event as was impossible to find space anywhere (unlike at other gigs I have been to).
Love attending events at Vector Arena - never been disappointed with seating / views, and I've attended a whole lot of concerts here (and even a sit down corporate dinner). Easy to get to, always professionally run, and a great multi-purpose venue.
Only downside is the cost of food items at the venue, which are (I feel) overpriced. That said, its a captive audience - and you can buy food at many places en-route to the venue, so you don't have to pay for this convenience. Note that drinks are sold in plastic cups (not glasses) - but you CAN take them in to concerts etc as a result.
Not many buses service this venue, but Britomart is a 10 minute walk away and there are buses available within a couple of minutes walk that can connect you to there. Plenty of cabs hover near the venue at concert closing times.