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The Grid – New Digital Art Space

Written by Nadia Freeman Wellington’s newest and potentially first digital art space opened this month, and I am deeply appreciative of the entrepreneurial spirit of Shannon Brosnahan Inglis and Delainy Jamahl. In an era when investment in the arts is dwindling, launching a venture of this scale and quality is inspiring. Initiatives like this infuse […]

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Meet Pepper Racoon – what a ratbag!

1. Hello, who are you and what do you do? I’m Pepper Raccoon and I’m an artist and merch designer inspired by nature, magic, and internet culture. I design my own affordable art products, and produce a lot of them in my home studio as well, and have been in business for 8 years selling […]

Best of the week 7-14 July 2024

Here’s what’s good and Wellington-related this week! Best book that every Wellingtonian should read because I just did and wow Sodden Downstream by Brannavan Gnanalingam.  This has sat neglected on my bookshelf for far too long after it came out in 2017, but as our public transport gets worse, terrible weather events get more frequent […]

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Best of the last little while – June 2024

Hey, guess who’s been too busy with other brain things to update this for a while? That’d be me. But let’s not waste time on it. Here’s the best things for a while.  Best behaved weather of the week Nice weather on a public holiday allowing us to sit outside around a fire and set […]

Meet the creatives behind HINE-TE-RĒHIA

Meet the creatives behind HINE-TE-RĒHIA

Presented by Tuatara Collective, HINE-TE-RĒHIA is a multilingual theatre experience coming to BATS Theatre in July. Devised, created and performed by an all-female BIPOC cast, this exciting show promises to leave you gasping in awe of their talent. I had the chance to interview Jason Te Mete (previous deviser/director), Tāwera Ormsby (co-Kaiwhakahaere of Tuatara Collective) […]

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Best of the week: 9-16 June 2016

Best contribution to society The monthly Repair Cafe at Ngaio Union Church.  How cool to have a big room full of incredibly competent humans dedicated to helping others for free (you can contribute koha and if you don’t have coins, ask them for their bank account number). I took a record player and was not […]

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Meet Zoe, the Very Green Gardener

Our interviews with cool people continue! 1. Hey, who are you and what do you do? I’m Zoe and I run The Very Green Gardener, which is a little gardening company in Pōneke. We maintain people’s gardens as well as support them to do their own gardens. (Editor note: Zoe also writes an excellent newsletter […]

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Best of the week: 2 June to 9 June 2024

Our weekly roundup of best things in Wellington continues and this week we’ve got contributions from Alan, Joanna, Martha and Tom. Best new place for dogs off leash We discovered that dogs are ok unleashed on the Remutaka Incline so we were able to take our fluffbeast biking with us (she’s got her own bike […]

Review: The Transgender Agender

Review: The Transgender Agender

I’m here on the ground at Wellington’s Fringe Bar to catch a show at the tail end of the 2024 New Zealand International Comedy Festival – The Transgender Agender. This lineup of fabulous trans and/or non-binary comedians made much merriment on the last Saturday of this year’s NZICF, much to the joy of their sold-out […]

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Best of the week 26 May – 2 June

This week features contributions from Alan, Nadia, Emma and Joanna Best value lunches for those days you’re working in town and have forgotten that you’re supposed to be making your lunch or eating leftovers… I’m kinda hesitant to mention it (as I don’t want them to run out before I get there) but the $9 […]