The Wellingtonista

Random stuff about Wellington since 2005

One of our many occasional guest writers.

Preview: The Blacklight Comedy Club at Moon

by Guest October 26, 2015

Hello, I’m Jonny, and I’m about to start a comedy night at Moon in Newtown. It’s called the Blacklight Comedy Club. If you’re able to come along, please try. I think you’ll enjoy it. Jo asked me to write a Blacklight Comedy Club ‘guest manifesto’ for the Wellingtonista. I’ve realised that I can’t. To me, […]

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Save Kate – from who?

by Guest September 18, 2015

Walking my daughter to school on Tuesday morning, I was handed a flyer on Lambton Quay – “Keep Kate!”. As kind of a fan of the Kate Sheppard traffic lights, I took the flyer – and saw that they “were under threat of removal” with a link to a petition. I’d sign that! But turning […]

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Ortega Fish Shack’s Davey McDonald

by Guest February 17, 2015

This guest piece from Alexander Bisley Davey McDonald, the affable 29-year-old father of two young kids, manages/co-owns Ortega Fish Shack and Bar. At the 2014 Capital Awards— the Wellington region’s premier hospitality awards, voted by the industry— McDonald won Outstanding Maitre’d of the Year, and Ortega won Best Front of House Team. Ortega was 2014 Runner-up […]

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Hour of Code Wellington Announced

by Guest November 26, 2014

This guest post is from ex-‘ista Mike, so it may be something you’ve seen elsewhere on the internet. Sorry!  Following on from the successful Hack Miramar ‘transport event’ the team have teamed up with Wellington Makerspace Trust and are chuffed to announce free programming workshops for all ages on December 13th at Scots College (1 Monorgan Rd, Strathmore Park). These sessions will run from 10am […]

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Miramar is hacking and wants all the developers

by Guest September 30, 2014

Wellington is running its first Civic Hackathon the first weekend of November to tackle transport issues in and around Eastern Suburbs and the wider city. The Hack Miramar folks have got a bunch of people involved already and they’ve got spots open if you want to join in and they’re looking for freaks, geeks, and […]

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Elections 2014: Tane Woodley for Ohariu

by Guest September 12, 2014

Who are you and what do you want? I’m Tane Woodley, Green party candidate for Ohariu. I want a pint of chocolate porter. Also, a fairer society, a cleaner environment and a smarter economy. What makes you different? I’m a human, that makes me different to everyone. I am a soldier in the Greens, so […]

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Election 2014: Grant Robertson for Wellington Central

by Guest September 11, 2014

1. Who are you and what do you want? I’m Grant Robertson, MP for Wellington Central. I want a better New Zealand- and your Party Vote for Labour, and electorate vote to carry on working for our community. 2. What makes you different? In terms of being MP my point of difference is that I’m already doing […]

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Elections 2014: Paul Foster Bell for Wellington Central

by Guest September 11, 2014

1. Who are you and what do you want? I’m Paul Foster-Bell, the National Candidate for Wellington Central, and I want to keep Wellington and NZ moving in the right direction. What makes you different? I can be a strong voice from within the next John Key-led National Government. I have useful skills gained working with […]

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Candidates: Malcolm Aitken in Onslow Western Ward

by Guest October 3, 2013

We’ve provided a set of questions for the mayoral and councillor candidates to answer. First 25 words to an answer get posted. Check our 2013 Election coverage for all responses as they come in. Here’s Malcolm Aitken running in Onslow Western Ward. 

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Candidates: John Woolf for ?

by Guest October 3, 2013

We’ve provided a set of questions for the mayoral and councillor candidates to answer. First 25 words to an answer get posted. Check our 2013 Election coverage for all responses as they come in. When we contacted candidates with our questions, we asked them to email a specific email address that all the ‘ista could […]

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