The Wellingtonista

Random stuff about Wellington since 2005

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.

A solo date with the mob

by Joanna March 11, 2014

Have you been reading Solo Date City? This anonymous blogger is eating her way around Wellington alone, writing gorgeously about both the experience and the feelings that propelled her to that restaurant in the first place. I love to eat brunch or even lunch by myself, but dinner not so much, so tonight I took […]

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Webstock 2014 Wednesday Warmup with the Wellingtonista and Web Drive

by Joanna January 22, 2014

It’s that special time again! For the fifth year in a row, we’d like to invite you to come and have a drink with us before the Webstock conference. You know the deal with this by now – it’s not an official Webstock event but they like us, and it IS an official Wellingtonista event. […]

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A bunch of reasons to get outdoors

by Joanna January 17, 2014

Look at that weather. Just LOOK AT IT. Woah! We’re going to assume from all the cars parked in Thorndon that you’re already going to Garden Magic events in the dell as part of  Summer City,but here are some other things you might wanna consider: Positively Pasifika: The winner of New Zealand Idol is going, […]

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Open for the holidays?

by Joanna December 11, 2013

As a town of public servants, it seems like much of Wellington shuts down for a month from Christmas until Anniversary Day. People deserve holidays, sure, but if they have the misfortune of being back at work in the summer, they gotta be able to get coffee, right? We’re compiling a list of bar/cafe/restaurant holidays […]

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Coffee for John Key and America’s Cup fans

by Joanna November 12, 2013

Tonight we went to the opening of the Nespresso “boutique” on Lambton Quay, because frankly, we’d go to the opening of envelopes if they involved Louis Roederer champagne(1) (although a number of people we know turned down the invitation, sent us links to a Buzzfeed article about disposable pods and then commissioned haikus) and it was […]

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To be Pacific, it’s Beer Expo time again!

by Joanna October 15, 2013

Getting to try lots of beer in a nice warm space that’s not a concrete tunnel sounds like a bloody good idea, which is why I’m looking forward to the Pacific Beer Expo which will be on Sunday October 27 at the St James Theatre. In typical fashion for organiser Dom from Hashigo Zake, he […]

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Eat, greet and learn how to cook

by Joanna October 6, 2013

You know from our drunken conversation that we love Beth of Eat & Greet Blog, and we have written many times about our love for La Boca Loca too, so when Beth invited me along to one of the Eat&Greet cooking classes, this time taught by Will from La Boca, it was an instant yes, even […]

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Candidates: Rob Goulden for Mayor and Eastern Ward

by Joanna September 9, 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 access so that […]

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Our food bag(s)

by Joanna September 9, 2013

There was more than the usual grumbling on Twitter this week when the Wellingtonista (slash some of the individuals contained within) tweeted about the food bags they received from My Food Bag. Here is the thing: in order to be able to review something, we have to see it/hear it/taste it/use it. So yes of […]

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Everything you need to know about our local body elections coverage

by Joanna September 5, 2013

It’s fantastic that we’re getting so many answers to the questions we sent out to candidates, but we were flooding our homepage with them, so we’re now tidying responses away underneath the Elections 2013 category. You can also check out responses by area, assuming the candidates actually mentioned where they were running, AND there’s a […]

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