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Announcing 4TAWA and a call for nominations

by Joanna on October 7, 2009 in Transport

Go get yourself a big thick permanent marker and put this date in your diary right now: Thursday December 17 will be the Fourth (The) Annual Wellingtonista Awards. Yes, that’s right, it’s TAWA TIME! As is tradition, the awards will be at the lovely Mighty Mighty, and there will be all kinds of other goodness on the night that we have yet to announce. For now though, it is safe to say that we recommend taking the Friday afterwards off.

And what would the awards be without nominations? We want you to suggest who you would like to be nominated in each of the categories. This is where I break out the bold tags. This is your only chance to say who should be nominated. By the time we open up voting, it will be too late. Leave us your comments and suggestions now. Suggestions for nominations will be open until November 1, then we will take your ideas under advisement, and come out with our final lists. Voting will open in early November.

Categories for this year are after the jump.

  • BEST CHEAP EATS 
  • BEST UN-CHEAP EATS 
  • BEST LATE-NIGHT VENUE
  • BEST DRINK IN TOWN
  • BEST PLACE TO SHAKE YOUR THANG
  • BEST SUBURBAN DESTINATION
  • BEST NON-DRINKING DESTINATION
  • BEST CLOTHING RETAILER
  • BEST SHOP
  • BEST PUBLIC SPACE
  • BEST ART EXPERIENCE
  • MOST NEEDED
  • BEST COFFEE
  • BEST SERVICE  
  • BEST CONTRIBUTION BY A WELLINGTONIAN TO THE INTERNET
  • BEST REGULAR ENTERTAINMENT
  • BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE
  • BEST WELLINGTON-BASED EVENT
  • WELLINGTONIAN OF THE YEAR 

So who should be nominated? Let us know!

Joanna McLeod

Joanna McLeod has started calling herself the Empress of the Internet because she can. As well as wrangling the other site contributors and Getting Shit Done, she likes to eat, drink and write in equal amounts. Yes, she would love to be invited along to your event in order to do those things. Joanna's also the best person to talk to if you're interested in advertising on the site.

  • Dave

    BEST UN-CHEAP EATS
    Bastile

    BEST DRINK IN TOWN
    Mojo Old Bank

    BEST PLACE TO SHAKE YOUR THANG
    I don’t do that no more

    BEST SUBURBAN DESTINATION
    Lightouse Petone

    BEST PUBLIC SPACE
    Days Bay

    BEST COFFEE
    Mojo Old Bank

    BEST SERVICE
    Toss Up between Mojo Old Bank (woot Matt) and Vivace

  • BEST CHEAP EATS: Satay Kingdom
    BEST UN-CHEAP EATS: Vivo
    BEST SHOP: Tattoo City (I know that probably doesn’t count but those guys are pretty great)
    MOST NEEDED: Better public transport that is on time
    BEST REGULAR ENTERTAINMENT: Derby
    BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE: Afternoon Raj

  • Alex

    BEST COFFEE – Mojo
    BEST SERVICE – Mojo Old Bank

  • BEST COFFEE – Mojo Old Bank
    BEST SERVICE – Mojo Old Bank (Go Matt!)

  • Karen

    BEST CHEAP EATS
    Ban Mai Thai / Longxiang
    BEST UNCHEAP EATS
    Thai Chef / Trade Kitchen
    BEST LATE NIGHT VENUE
    Hooch
    BEST DRINK IN TOWN
    Tory Street at Hawthorne
    BEST PLACE TO SHAKE YOUR THANG
    Watusi
    BEST SUBURBAN DESTINATION
    Maranui, RIP / Tiki Shack, Newtown
    BEST NON-DRINKING DESTINATION
    The Library
    BEST CLOTHING RETAILER
    Frutti
    BEST SHOP
    Wanda Harland
    BEST PUBLIC SPACE
    Waitangi Park
    BEST ART EXPERIENCE
    Yayoi Kusuma
    MOST NEEDED
    Public Transport which works in all weathers
    BEST COFFEE
    Mojo
    BEST SERVICE
    Hawthorne crew
    BEST CONTRIBUTION BY A WELLINGTONIAN TO THE INTERNET
    Jo PrettyPrettyPretty
    BEST REGULAR ENTERTAINMENT
    Richter City Roller Derby
    BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE
    Fur Patrol, Frank Kitts Park
    BEST WELLINGTON BASED EVENT
    Wellingtonista Awards, of course
    WELLINGTONIAN OF THE YEAR
    You!

  • meg

    BEST CHEAP EATS – KK Malaysia
    BEST UN-CHEAP EATS – Ambeli
    BEST LATE-NIGHT VENUE – Watusi
    BEST DRINK IN TOWN – Tuatara Hefe (or any delicious beer @ Hashigo Zake)
    BEST PLACE TO SHAKE YOUR THANG – Watusi
    BEST SUBURBAN DESTINATION – Beijing in Newtown (esp. for the duck pancakes)
    BEST NON-DRINKING DESTINATION – Harbourside Market @ Waitangi Park
    BEST CLOTHING RETAILER – Swonderful
    BEST SHOP – Swonderful
    BEST PUBLIC SPACE – Waterfront
    BEST ART EXPERIENCE – Outdoor Knit
    MOST NEEDED – Bus timetable improvements
    BEST COFFEE – Peoples
    BEST SERVICE – Ambeli
    BEST CONTRIBUTION BY A WELLINGTONIAN TO THE INTERNET – I’ll be a suck up & say Jo! – for all of her internetty projects
    BEST REGULAR ENTERTAINMENT – Roller Derby
    BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE – Leonard Cohen
    BEST WELLINGTON-BASED EVENT – Cuba Carnival

  • Colin T.

    BEST CHEAP EATS – Duke Carvells (especially on Mondays – 2 for 1)
    BEST LATE-NIGHT VENUE – Cavern Club.
    BEST DRINK IN TOWN – Tea for Two at Alice.
    BEST CLOTHING RETAILER – Marvel.
    MOST NEEDED – Pak N Save in the central city, Wendys, Dunkin Donuts.
    BEST COFFEE – Mojo Invinvible.
    BEST SERVICE – Mojo Invincible.
    BEST CONTRIBUTION BY A WELLINGTONIAN TO THE INTERNET – Lester Ralph Blair.
    BEST REGULAR ENTERTAINMENT – Tommy D & The Dufraines.
    BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE – Tommy D & The Dufraines.
    BEST WELLINGTON-BASED EVENT – Sevens.

  • Andrew B

    BEST CHEAP EATS – Sweet Mothers Kitchen
    BEST UN-CHEAP EATS – Trade Kitchen
    BEST LATE-NIGHT VENUE – Hawthorn Lounge
    BEST DRINK IN TOWN – Tuatara Porter
    BEST PLACE TO SHAKE YOUR THANG – Mighty Mighty
    BEST SUBURBAN DESTINATION – Empire Cinema
    BEST NON-DRINKING DESTINATION – Aro Cafe
    BEST CLOTHING RETAILER – Country Road
    BEST SHOP – Slow Boat
    BEST PUBLIC SPACE – Oriental Bay
    BEST ART EXPERIENCE – Page Blackie Gallery
    MOST NEEDED – A London Eye style ferris wheel on the Queens Wharf outer T
    BEST COFFEE – Aro Cafe
    BEST SERVICE – Aunt Daisy’s (we miss you!)
    BEST CONTRIBUTION BY A WELLINGTONIAN TO THE INTERNET – Eye of the Fish
    BEST REGULAR ENTERTAINMENT – Lighthouse Cinema
    BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE – Ryan Adams and the Cardinals
    BEST WELLINGTON-BASED EVENT – WOW
    WELLINGTONIAN OF THE YEAR – Kevin Milne

  • Seamonkey Madness

    BEST CHEAP EATS: Deluxe
    BEST UN-CHEAP EATS: Trade Kitchen
    BEST LATE-NIGHT VENUE: –
    BEST DRINK IN TOWN: Anything above 60 IBUs (i.e. Malthouse/Hashigo Zake)!
    BEST PLACE TO SHAKE YOUR THANG: my thang has been broken for a few years now
    BEST SUBURBAN DESTINATION: Massey Memorial
    BEST NON-DRINKING DESTINATION: Film Archive
    BEST CLOTHING RETAILER: Mandatory
    BEST PUBLIC SPACE: The ‘toto
    BEST ART EXPERIENCE: Lefties!
    MOST NEEDED: Fiscally prudent, transparent local politicians. (boring I know, but we DO need them!)
    BEST COFFEE: Katipo Cafe
    BEST CONTRIBUTION BY A WELLINGTONIAN TO THE INTERNET: wgtnwallstreet.blogspot.com
    BEST REGULAR ENTERTAINMENT: green teens getting boozed on Courtenay. Hillllarious!

  • rissa

    BEST CHEAP EATS: Oaks Satay Noodle House
    BEST UN-CHEAP EATS: Matterhorn
    BEST LATE-NIGHT VENUE: Midnight Espresso, Hawthorn, Motel
    BEST DRINK IN TOWN: Drink? Or place to drink? I like Hawthorn’s Monopoly. What about best new bar? Hashigo Zake would fit that category
    BEST PLACE TO SHAKE YOUR THANG: my living room
    BEST SUBURBAN DESTINATION: Island Bay Aquarium; Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, Jackson St Petone
    BEST NON-DRINKING DESTINATION: Wellington Library
    BEST CLOTHING RETAILER: Salvation Army Store
    BEST PUBLIC SPACE: Wellington waterfront in good weather, Mt Victoria Park, Makara Peak
    BEST ART EXPERIENCE: Fernando Ramirez’s Day Tripper Project http://bit.ly/pXHJT
    MOST NEEDED: INTEGRATED, RELIABLE PUBLIC TRANSPORT!!!!
    BEST COFFEE: Mojo Kent Tce
    BEST CONTRIBUTION BY A WELLINGTONIAN TO THE INTERNET http://www.glaretechnologies.com, http://www.silverstripe.com
    BEST REGULAR ENTERTAINMENT: watching newcomers reaction to Blanket Man

  • Tom

    * BEST CHEAP EATS – Viva Mexico
    * BEST UN-CHEAP EATS – The Ambeli
    * BEST LATE-NIGHT VENUE – Hooch
    * BEST DRINK IN TOWN – Rum Old Fashioned at Hooch
    * BEST PLACE TO SHAKE YOUR THANG – SFBH
    * BEST SUBURBAN DESTINATION – Jackson St
    * BEST NON-DRINKING DESTINATION – City Markets at Chaffers Dock
    * BEST CLOTHING RETAILER – Mandatory
    * BEST SHOP – David N. White Gallery
    * BEST PUBLIC SPACE – Cuba Mall/Left Bank
    * BEST ART EXPERIENCE – Yayoi Kusama
    * MOST NEEDED – More people! Especially in the central city.
    * BEST COFFEE – Coffee Stop, Victoria St
    * BEST SERVICE – Duke Carvell’s
    * BEST CONTRIBUTION BY A WELLINGTONIAN TO THE INTERNET – Eye of the Fish
    * BEST REGULAR ENTERTAINMENT – Roller Derby
    * BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE – Signer/Ruby Suns at Mighty Mighty
    * BEST WELLINGTON-BASED EVENT – Cuba Carnival
    * WELLINGTONIAN OF THE YEAR – Pitsch Leiser, for organising Pecha Kucha

  • E

    Best Art Experience: http://www.wgtnwallstreet.com

  • velcrodots

    BEST CHEAP EATS: Satay Kingdom
    BEST UN-CHEAP EATS: too poor for that
    BEST LATE-NIGHT VENUE: Midnight Espresso
    BEST DRINK IN TOWN: see answer #2
    BEST PLACE TO SHAKE YOUR THANG: Boogie Wonderland
    BEST SUBURBAN DESTINATION:Does botanic gardens count?
    BEST NON-DRINKING DESTINATION: The waterfront at night
    BEST CLOTHING RETAILER: honestly can’t think…
    BEST PUBLIC SPACE: The waterfront again
    BEST ART EXPERIENCE: Drypnz work all around the city
    MOST NEEDED: Dunkin Donuts!!!1!
    BEST COFFEE: Chill or Cafe Neo (just cos the Neo people are so darn nice!)
    BEST CONTRIBUTION BY A WELLINGTONIAN TO THE INTERNET: Dunno…
    BEST REGULAR ENTERTAINMENT: Watching the emo kids rolling around the ground on Manners Mall (soon to be no more)
    BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE: Question Time at Parliament
    BEST WELLINGTON-BASED EVENT: WoW
    WELLINGTONIAN OF THE YEAR: Bill English (please note the sarcasim on that one!)

  • Bambi

    BEST CHEAP EATS : Kialla’s, Newtown
    BEST UN-CHEAP EATS : Elements, Lyall Bay
    BEST LATE-NIGHT VENUE : Southern Cross
    BEST PLACE TO SHAKE YOUR THANG : The annual Rollerdisco, Kilbirnie Rec Centre
    BEST PUBLIC SPACE : Kumutoto
    BEST ART EXPERIENCE : Waitangi Park Graffiti Wall
    MOST NEEDED : Ice rink
    BEST COFFEE : Mojo Willis
    BEST SERVICE : Alistair’s Music, Cuba St
    BEST REGULAR ENTERTAINMENT : The Electric Quiz @ Southern Cross
    BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE : Fur Patrol @ Frank Kitts Park
    BEST WELLINGTON-BASED EVENT : Richter City Roller Derby
    WELLINGTONIAN OF THE YEAR : Wellington SPCA

  • Bambi

    Oooh, nominations for

    BEST UNCHEAP EATS
    Thai Chef / Trade Kitchen

    seconded by me. Nom.

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