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Curl up with a good Bookfair

by Sue Tyler August 13, 2014

It’s true i get excited by books, and every year i get excited by the Annual DCM Bookfair,  which lucky for my excitement meter (which dipped a bit post film festival) is on this weekend. At The DCM Bookfair you’ll find over 90,000 books Books, Magazine, Comics, Graphic Novels,  jigsaw-puzzles, games, DVDs, CDs, Vinyl Records, Stamps …. […]

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New Zealand International Film Festival 2014

by Sue Tyler July 14, 2014

It’s less than 2 weeks till The Wellington round of the New Zealand International Film Festival Typical Wellington behaviour at this time often includes – Courtenay Place place being full during daylight hours – people taking no lunch breaks to allow for an extra long lunch break to catch a film – taking a day off work […]

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Today is World Refugee Day

by Sue Tyler June 20, 2014

Many things are going on but for the coffee obsessed why not grab an extra coffee today at  the Peoples Coffee cafe in Newtown. They’ll be donating all of the proceeds from the cafe today to MCLaSS – (Multi-Cultural Learning & Support Services). MCLaSS offers free education and support for adult refugees and migrants through beginner ESOL […]

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A 5th birthday…

by Heather C June 17, 2014

The City Market (Sundays at Chaffers) is turning 5. So this Sunday they’re running a little longer than usual (til 2pm) and adding more entertainment and stalls (quite a long list actually if you check out their Facebook page). The market still has some good old favourites like Le Marche French cheeses, Rachel’s Yellow Brick Road seafood, […]

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Get your game face on…..

by Heather C June 4, 2014

Wellington on a Plate programme goes live on their website this Friday. The Grow Wellington formal WOAP launch party tomorrow night. Visa ticket pre-sales 16 June. It’s nearly game on…..    

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Queen’s Birthday Craft Weekend

by Sue Tyler May 28, 2014

Handmade has pretty much established Wellington as the place for crafty & makey types from across the country to hang out  this weekend. There are classes, lectures, tastings, exhibitions & a pop-up shop. This year is that the majority of it is taking place in one spot, the TSB Bank Arena and Shed 6. which makes it a […]

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Can it really be the end?

by Anna May 21, 2014

Well the Castle that Cares is on its last week and boy is there a line-up celebrating the highlights and the high-nights of the good ship Mighty Mighty. We’ve Wellingtonisata Awarded prizes there, we’re broken up, pashed up, made up, spewed up, chatted up, felt up and partied hard with the best of them. And […]

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DCM Winter Foodbank Appeal

by Sue Tyler May 16, 2014

People often come to DCM because they have run out of money and can’t buy food. But that’s not the start or the finish, when a person visits DCM for help they look at the underlying reasons that have brought them to the Foodbank. So instead of just being the net at the bottom of the cliff […]

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seasons changing so it must be time for knack

by Sue Tyler March 21, 2014

I’m not sure about everyone else, but as a crafty person and lover of handmade fairs where the focus is on locally designed and created items, I measure my seasons by Knack Craft Market I know it’s autumn, not because of the weather, or the dates but because knack tells me so. Held at Berhampore […]

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Summer waterfront market…

by Heather C March 6, 2014

Every Thursday from noon til sunset. February and March. Taranaki Wharf and Odlins Plaza outside Macs Brewery and St Johns Heneiken.   So. Some shopping… (you wondered what those mini containers on the waterfront were for didn’t you?!)               Some grazing… (the usual suspects seen at other markets)   […]

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