The Wellingtonista

Random stuff about Wellington since 2005

Awards results…

by noizyboy on December 7, 2007 in TAWA

  • Best Drink in Town: Negroni at Hawthorn Lounge with mandarin-infused gin
  • Best Late-Night Venue: Mighty Mighty
  • Best Cheap Eats: Satay Kingdom
  • Best un-Cheap Eats: Matterhorn
  • Best Suburban Venue: Karori Wildlife Sanctuary – Karori
  • Best Breakfast: Epic
  • Best Local Coffee Beans: Mojo
  • Best Non-Drinking Venue: Wellington waterfront on a sunny week day
  • Best Apparel Store: Madame Fancy Pants
  • Best Shop: Unity Books
  • Best Building: Wellington Central Library
  • Best Cultural Venue: Film Archive
  • Best Public Space: The Botanic Gardens
  • Best Public Art: The installations along the way to the Airport
  • Most Needed: Light rail to the airport
  • Hottest Hospo of the Year: The staff at Mighty Mighty
  • Wellington Supervillain of the Year: Kerry Prenderghastly
  • Best 2007 Wellington-based Event: Cuba St Carnival
  • Best Dub Dub Dubber: “Cracker” – Damian Christie
  • Wellingtonian of the Year: Jemaine and Bret aka. Flight of the Conchords

Hearty congratulations to all our winners

James Guthrie

James founded the Wellingtonista in 2004. He quickly enlisted many, actually talented writers so as to avoid having to do any actual work himself.

  • Tom

    Can’t say I’ve ever come across that problem. The only thing I can suggest is that either (a) you look like a shoplifter, or (b) they fancy you.

  • ziuzou

    Can’t agree with unity winning the best book shop. every time i go in there, i am always followed by one of the staff. or if i’m browsing through books in a particular section, a section near me suddenly needs attention. which would be alright, if they didn’t keep glancing at me while they were cleaning

  • Hadyn

    The votes were tallied by the survey software, outputted to a CSV file which was then analysed by me in excel before being sent to an independent source for verification.

    But thanks for involving us in your weird conspiracy theories.

  • Joanna

    The survey software counted the votes, as far as I know.

    I wonder who left anonymous comments questioning our integrity. Coincidence? I think not.

  • Tom

    “I’ll bet you’ve even been to that one downstairs where the spacies parlour was, under The Lab (deceased).”

    Actually, I’m a little out of date, and there are a couple of places that have changed hands and where I haven’t gone to the renamed one yet. I went to the old Lab Underground (and yes, it was scary as hell) but haven’t been to its replacement; and I haven’t visited I-95 yet. But then again, I haven’t made it an explicit challenge to myself this year.

  • stephen clover

    In my case, for example, I could only vote for one of the Wellington bars that I’ve actually been to. Which is all of them.

    Ha ha ha.. I was all, “Oh, you…” then I realised that you are telling the truth.

    Cripes.

    I’ll bet you’ve even been to that one downstairs where the spacies parlour was, under The Lab (deceased).

  • Anonymous

    hah i’m not the Anonymous with the voting conspiracy theory, (although the tone of the denials reeks of something else)…
    my disbelief about Mighty Mighty winning stems purely from the terrible music, terrible sound system & very average surroundings…. but hey, these awards were held there so it must get support from a lot of people who read this & would vote for only what they know…
    baaaa

  • Anonymous

    I wonder who counted the votes. The gig was held by Mighty Mighty, best venue and best hospo won by the same…coincidence? I think not

  • kowhai

    Oh please, we all have better things to do with our time than rig votes! People voted for who they voted for end of story.
    Some people may have taken more of an interest in promoting themselves than others but more power to them if they managed to mobilise their friends/admirers to actually vote.

  • Tom

    Are you still basing it on one night? Maybe it’s just me, but a rare gig from Blam Blam Blam doesn’t sound like “terrible music”; the sound system depends upon the act playing; and the surroundings, while not to everyone’s taste, is anything but “average”.

    “it must get support from a lot of people who read this & would vote for only what they know…
    baaaa”

    I suppose so. In my case, for example, I could only vote for one of the Wellington bars that I’ve actually been to. Which is all of them. I’d be interested to know which places you’d consider paragons of a late night out.

  • Che Tibby

    i was a little suspicious as well…

    i think you should get the ombudsmen to investigate hadyn.

    he was in charge of the stats, after all.

  • sue

    i love that people think we are evil enough to rig votes, but so dumb that events, shops or blogs related to some of us (craft2.0, Wanda Harland, the Dropkicks) didn’t win.

    I mean people if we were going to be evil we would have done a whole pile better than that.

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