The Wellingtonista

Random stuff about Wellington since 2005

One of our many occasional guest writers.

Candidates 2016: Justin Lester for Mayor

by Guest September 12, 2016

1. What should the council’s role be in creating affordable housing? WCC is the country’s second largest landlord. We’ve got decades of experience in providing affordable housing. I firmly believe there’s a role for WCC to… 2. What one project for Wellington have you been most active on so far? Over the past 6 years […]

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Candidates 2016: Diane Calvert for Onslow-Western Ward

by Guest September 12, 2016

1. What should the council’s role be in creating affordable housing? Streamline consenting process. Open up new land with available public transport links. Support public/private partnerships for new development. Support social housing 2. What one project for Wellington have you been most active on so far? I brought my local community together in 2015 so […]

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Candidates 2016: Troy Mihaka for Lambton Ward

by Guest September 12, 2016

We asked the questions, they answered. 1. What should the council’s role be in creating affordable housing? Wellington City Council needs to work with developers to create more through a combination of intensification in our inner-city and opening land for development. 2. What one project for Wellington have you been most active on so far? […]

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Candidates, we want to hear from you – Election 2016

by Guest September 5, 2016

Hey, did y’all know there’s an election coming up? Yes, there is! And once again, we want to provide you with some decent coverage of the issues we care about. Local body politics is IMPORTANT. Once again, we’re asking candidates to contact us with the answers to the questions below. We’re doing things a little […]

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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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