The Wellingtonista

Random stuff about Wellington since 2005

James Guthrie

James founded the Wellingtonista in 2004. He quickly enlisted many, actually talented writers so as to avoid having to do any actual work himself.

The Phoenix Foundation: Bob Lennon John Dylan

by noizyboy June 18, 2014

The new Phoenix Foundation video is very good. That is all. (From the Tom’s Lunch EP, which you can listen to and buy over at bandcamp).

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Southern Cycling

by noizyboy April 11, 2014

Are you one of the increasing number of cycling daredevils who spend mornings and evenings dodging the traffic on Riddiford Street, outrunning buses in the Adelaide Road bus lane, and watching in dismay as cars try and overtake you on the downhill stretch into the Bay when you’re already doing 50km/h? If so, you might […]

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Review: The Wind City

by noizyboy November 23, 2013

The latest book from local speculative fiction publishers Steam Press is the début novel of nineteen-year old Summer Wigmore. It’s a wonderful urban fantasy, set quite concretely in the very real environs of modern-day Wellington, but populated throughout with mythical characters and creatures from Maori folklore (collectively known as iwi atua). Our two main protagonists […]

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Craig Terris – The Hills of Song

by noizyboy November 4, 2013

Craig Terris‘s new music video (directed by Sean Dekkers) for the second single off his Bleat your Heart Out album is a wee gem. Enjoy…

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Karen wants her twenty dollars back

by noizyboy February 1, 2013

A small community service announcement… The following message was apparently left on an answer-phone when the caller mis-dialled. The involved parties would appear to be from Stokes Valley. Could someone let the ‘Rachel’ mentioned know that Karen wants her $20 back. Thank you. (Warning: NSFW language).

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Moonrise over Mt Vic

by noizyboy January 29, 2013

Presented without much in the way of comment, because it’s just frikkin’ awesome… Full Moon Silhouettes from Mark Gee on Vimeo.

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A southerly front

by noizyboy January 18, 2013

Yesterday’s forecast thunderstorm didn’t quite arrive in central Wellington (rainfall was impressive, though, and the twittersphere reports there were a few bangs and flashes out in the Hutt and Kapiti way — anyone else?), but the front itself was an impressive meteorological phenomenon. Dave Donaldson captured a nice time-lapse of it rolling in over Cook […]

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Waiting

by noizyboy January 15, 2013

Not sure if the Ohiro Road bus-stop bookcase and sofas have survived the weather and/or vandals (reports, anyone?), but, either way, here’s a lovely video by Dan Adams documenting this fantastic urban enhancement… Waiting from Dan Adams on Vimeo. via Eye of the Fish

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Wellington winter nostalgia (no, really)

by noizyboy July 16, 2012

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Daisy Coles – you read more of her stuff over at daisyandzelda.wordpress.com I’m sitting in my togs on shady grass in a hidden corner of Europe. I’m watching the dragonflies flit round a lazy little branch of the Danube, with a wine spritzer in one hand and an incomprehensible newspaper […]

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Island Bay Festival 2012

by noizyboy February 10, 2012

The 28th annual Island Bay Festival kicks off tomorrow (Sat 11 Feb), with a heap of events and activities planned for the coming week. All the favourite events are back: Blessing of the Boats, the parade down the Parade, Bands in the Park (featuring Family Cactus, Ryan Prebble, Joe Blossom, and Newtown Sound and MC Israel […]

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