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Random stuff about Wellington since 2005

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Gabrielle McKone at Photospace

by twelveplusone November 13, 2012

And in more photography news, anyone who’s a fan of Wellington photographer Gabrielle McKone’s daily photoblog can see 850 of them, on the wall in an exhibition at Photospace, 37 Courtenay Place. Over the last five years Gabrielle has posted 1900 images, one a day, mostly out and about in Wellington. The exhibition opened last Friday […]

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A benefit auction for Phil Jacobs

by twelveplusone November 13, 2012

A few years ago my son’s point-&-shoot needed a simple repair. I realised I had no idea where to go to get cameras fixed. Were there even camera-repairers any more? When they break, don’t you just buy another camera? A friend said “Oh, there’s that guy on Jackson Street – he fixes everything”. “That guy” […]

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Candidates: Gordon Copeland for the Conservatives in Hutt South

by twelveplusone November 15, 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? My name is Gordon Copeland and I am the Conservative Candidate for Hutt South. […]

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Candidates: Russel Norman for the Greens in Rongotai

by twelveplusone November 14, 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? Dr Russel Norman, Rongotai candidate, Greens Co-leader: 100,000 new jobs in a clean green […]

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Candidates: Chris Hipkins for Labour in Rimutaka

by twelveplusone November 10, 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 Chris Hipkins and I want you to vote for me so that I […]

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Candidates: Gareth Hughes for the Greens in Ōhariu

by twelveplusone November 10, 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? Kia ora I’m Gareth Hughes, Green candidate for Ohariu, passionate MP, father and firm […]

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Date an MP

by twelveplusone November 3, 2011

Political Speed Dating comes to Wellington next Wednesday. Promoted by the PSA, a group of unions and community organisations* have joined together to bring you a “fun, fast and furious” evening of political debate. Members of unions and community organisations will be speaking about their experiences and asking party spokespeople to respond to their questions […]

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Candidates: Holly Walker for the Greens in Hutt South

by twelveplusone November 3, 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 Holly, I’m from the Hutt, and I want a clean green economy that […]

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No Way. Yes, Way.

by twelveplusone July 20, 2011

Shot in Auckland and put together in Miramarwood, “The Warrior’s Way” is an NZ/South Korea/US East-West samurai-cowboy green-screen action-fx tongue-in-cheek cheese-fest mash-up. While this fine Oscar-worthy feature has unbelievably gone straight to DVD in NZ, following sold-out screenings at the Roxy last weekend (wrangled by its Wellington editor Jonno Woodford‑Robinson) there are three more this […]

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Jamming culture

by twelveplusone April 25, 2011

Saturday’s Jamoff at Craft2.0 was a great success. We were on the spot with this video report. Jams were given marks out of five based on attributes of taste, colour, set, originality and presentation. In a field of 24 entries, your correspondent achieved a near perfect score of 3-3-3-3-2 in his aim to produce the […]

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