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 […]

Review: Femme Natale – The Queen Years

Review: Femme Natale – The Queen Years

Reviewed by Talia Carlisle The talented team behind Femme Natale have worked their butts off to bring a magnificent sketch showcase of parents’ inner adult desires to BATS Theatre. After returning from Edinburgh Fringe with a new lease on parenthood, their new iteration of Femme Natale is refreshingly hilarious and important to share in a […]

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A walk for transgender youth

This week’s profile takes us to the other side of the Remutaka Ranges for a very good cause.  1. Hello! Who the heck are youse and what are you up to? I’m Kylie, and collectively we’re the Parry/Hannen whānau. My 17-year-old daughter and I are walking across the Wairarapa into Wellington to raise money and […]