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Creative Weekend on Miramar Peninsula

by sue March 8, 2014

It’s Artist in Action weekend on the Miramar Peninsula. This weekend from 10-4pm on Saturday 8 March and Sunday 9 March 2014 visits artists on the peninsular from painters to potters to printmakers,  and more in their studios. It’s part of the Miramar Peninsula Arts Trail  which you can follow at any time, but this weekend, gets you access to more studios, space […]

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New Zealand Festival

by librarykris February 21, 2014

The New Zealand Festival starts with this free event tonight in Civic Square. I’ve heard there will be more dancing than sitting so wear your dancing shoes. Also opening tonight – the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, Deca Dance, Needles & Opium, and Our Broken Voice, plus the visual art exhibitions. See you there!

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Live Leader Board

by Anna February 21, 2014

      Here at the Wellingtonista we’re firm faves of Richard Aindow - former editor of Fish Head magazine, and Quiz Master of Wednesday nights at Mighty Mighty – so we were pleasantly surprised to catch him outside the Rogue & Vagabond last night with a group of lycra-clad lit-up young ladies in incandescent costumes. […]

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The New Zealand Fringe Festival

by librarykris February 14, 2014

The New Zealand Fringe Festival has been going for a week and it’s got just over two more weeks to run. Sadly, I’ve only made it to two shows so far (because moving house) a pathetic effort really, because there are HEAPS. Cabaret, circus, comedy, dance, music, theatre, visual art – there are a lot of […]

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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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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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Solo 36 – Hall of the Unrecognised

by sue November 15, 2013

On now at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts the installation ‘Hall of the Unrecognised’ celebrates the inaugural National Council of Women which first met in Christchurch on 13 April 1896. The installation is part of the Solo 36 group show. It’s an interesting and provoking exhibition considering the current debate around rape and […]

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One Sleep till Bookfair

by sue August 16, 2013

Saturday  is  Wellington’s most amazing, most awesome, most excellent, book related event of the year - The DCM Annual Bookfair Take 90000+ books, add LPs, CDs, DVDs, Cassettes, Magazines, Jigsaw Puzzles & Games galore. Everyone going to bookfair has a strategy for this is one of those very few shopping events when you can’t spend ‘too […]

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Baby it’s cold inside

by sue July 10, 2013

A little late to the party but still something rather delightful has popped up in the city.  Cleave (a project between artist Gabby O’Connor, oceanographer Craig Stevens, curator Katharine Allard and the amazing kids from Miramar Central school) is living at 86 Victoria St Wellington until July 13 2013. It’s viewable 24/7 as it’s all […]

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The cupboards are bare

by sue April 19, 2013

here’s a sneak peek into the food bank shelves at DCM this afternoon – empty! As we know from Game ofThrones, winter is coming. So this weekend If you’re planning to visit Chaffers New World, please buy a couple extra items and pop then in DCM’s  foodbank bins at the exit. Things like tuna and tinned stews are […]

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