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Random stuff about Wellington since 2005

Emily Fatali

Emily is a trustfund baby. She floats around the edges and chooses to remain mysterious.

Stop taking selfies and enter this photography competition instead

by Emily Fatali November 21, 2013

Carter Observatory, that big old bubble up on the hill, is running a photography contest with a buttload of prizes, and you should enter it. The title is “Light & Dark” and anything under that goes.  Judges include Mark Gee, who you may remember from such moon photos as this. There’s a kids’ category too, […]

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Drumming up support

by Emily Fatali August 21, 2013

In Wellington, which continues to be the cultural capital, no matter what Auckland might try to pretend, there are probably a lot of conversations to be had about Boosted, which was set up by the Arts Foundation as a rewards-free Pledgeme, or another tax-deductable Givealittle, except that they take a cut. Nat Torkington’s thoughts might […]

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Help Ivy save the dinosaurs!

by Emily Fatali July 18, 2013

It’s school holidays again, and if you’re in charge of young people, chances are you’ve already heard that “I’m boooooooooooooooooooooooored”. We’d like to help you out with that (not just because it’s also in the best interests of the non-child-havers to keep kids occupied, honest)! So, we’re giving away a family pass (four people) to […]

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Children on the waterfront – what to do on Anniversary Weekend

by Emily Fatali January 15, 2013

Hey, it’s Wellington Anniversary Weekend this coming weekend! That’s pretty exciting. There’s a great story in the newest issue of Fishhead all about the games and races they used to have in olden times to celebrate, but in current times, we have The Great Scavenger Hunt. Capital E (still very much alive even though they […]

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Let us tell your kids where to go these holidays

by Emily Fatali October 1, 2012

The ‘ista may occasionally come across as a bunch of child-hating yuppies, but the truth is about 50% of us have kids, and we need to keep them entertained these holidays. So we’re gonna take them to Capital E. Why? Because we want to play the old school arcade games ourselves. From building mechanical marvels […]

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The Restaurant Website Drinking Game

by Emily Fatali January 26, 2012

In our review of Capitol, we mentioned how we go there despite the dreadfulness of their website (but you probably missed that bit and cut straight to talking about negronis). What especially is so bad about their site? There’s Flash, contact details hidden, menus embedded that don’t even work properly (can anyone tell me what […]

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The home of the schnapps election

by Emily Fatali November 18, 2011

‘Zumwohl’ doesn’t sound like something that originates in Wellington, but it turns out that Ulf Fuehrer (apparently a real name!) and his Aotearoa Distilleries Ltd company that makes the award-winning schnapps are based right here. Add that location to our love of public servants expressing opinions, our twitter addiction, our mutual admiration agreement with Public […]

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Candidates: Charles Chauvel for Labour in Ohariu

by Emily Fatali November 9, 2011

We invited all candidates in Wellington electorates to contact us with their answers to fifteen crowdsourced questions. Answers are restricted to 30 words each, and we publish them exactly as we receive them. Who are you and what do you want? I’m Charles Chauvel, Labour’s Justice and Environment Spokesperson, and I want to be the […]

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Our movies have gone to the dogs

by Emily Fatali August 16, 2011

Remember Footrot Flats? Of course you do. You probably didn’t even need that link, unless you’re a wee little thing or new to the country. Murray Ball’s cartoon strip about farm life and a dog named Dog ran every day in the Evening Post for nearly 20 years. In fact, in 1987, Footrot Flats: A […]

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The semi-naked truth: Strip clubs in Wellington

by Emily Fatali July 25, 2011

So, you want to see some breasts. Nothing wrong with that. Where in Wellington should you go to see them? For the purposes of scientific research, we headed to Dream Girls and Mermaids to find out what you can expect. We also had a chat to a girl who’s worked in both places for the […]

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