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What to do in Wellington with a motorhome

by Joanna June 17, 2016

This post is sponsored by Wilderness Motorhomes We love telling people what to do. Especially telling people what to do in Wellington. That’s why we exist. So when we were offered this sponsored post we were happy to take up the challenge of what to do in Wellington if you’re an out-of-towner visiting in a […]

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Brand new bars

by Tom June 5, 2016

The last few weeks have seen a rich crop of new bars popping up in Te Aro like hospitable mushrooms. Here’s a quick round-up of the most notable. Wellington’s had no shortage of new beer bars over the last few years, but it’s been a while since we’ve had a proper wine bar. Noble Rot fills […]

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The most Wellington of Wellington meals

by Joanna March 26, 2016

This post is sponsored by Cuisine magazine. Thanks! Go buy a subscription.  We’re often full of  advice about places to go for a feed, because as Madonna said, everyone should experience eating out, but sometimes some of us do like to stay at home and cook. So, harking back to the time when we challenged y’all […]

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Awful Orpheus

by Tom March 7, 2016

[Content note for misogynist, racist and homophobic language] It’s not often that I’ll go out of my way to write bad things about a hospitality business, unless it’s a paid reviewing gig and the place is hopelessly dreadful. But I’ll make an exception when the experience is actively repugnant and based upon a fundamentally flawed concept. […]

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Eat. Drink. Power. People. Pods

by Joanna March 1, 2016

Our Kris has been doing an AMAZING job with all her theatre reviews, while the rest of us slack off, so let me attempt to put that slightly more in balance with one post about all the things I’ve been meaning to write about forever. Eat / Drink / Power / People / Pods Jano. Go […]

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Webstock 2016: Wednesday Warmup with the Wellingtonista

by Joanna January 20, 2016

It’s that special time again! For the sixth year not quite in a row, we’d like to invite you to come and have a drink with us before the Webstock conference. You know the deal with this by now – it’s not an official Webstock event but they like us, and it IS an official […]

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You’re Go(at)ing Straight To HELL

by Herbertimo November 26, 2015

Goat isn’t a common menu option here in New Zealand, perhaps sometimes in curry and almost certainly never before seen atop bread surrounded by crumbled tortillas and lime wedges. But that is now what you can find at HELL Pizza. The good people at La Boca Loca, the ones that are a Conscious Consumers Business […]

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Their wings have not been clipped…

by Herbertimo November 20, 2015

Last week I encouraged Wellingtonians to get out and support the Phoenix as we attempt to #SaveTheNix Plenty of people turned up to the stadium to support the team, 13,654 in fact! That’s over double what the Phoenix have had at their last few home games! So: THANK YOU! It was a fantastic evening of football […]

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The Wellington Phoenix are trying to avoid bursting into flames.

by Herbertimo November 11, 2015

In Greek mythology, a phoenix is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn, by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. In Wellington the Phoenix are the football team that are currently in a bit of potential trouble. According to some sources, a phoenix dies in a show of flames and combustion… one […]

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Karmageddonit

by Joanna November 5, 2015

Anyone who refers to burgers as “dude food” clearly has never had their uterus screaming at them for meat before. Accordingly, I was bloody happy to be invited along to the launch of the Karmageddon burger – Karma Cola’s collaboration with Grill Meets Beer. The Karmageddon burger is made with Karma Cola braised pulled pork, […]

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