The Wellingtonista

Random stuff about Wellington since 2005


The Phoenix Foundation – Mountain

by noizyboy July 28, 2015

The new Phoenix Foundation track ‘Mountain’ (first single off their forthcoming album ‘Give up your Dreams‘) and accompanying video are very good. Enjoy. And head over to their website to get your hands on some of the fantastic looking limited edition copies (12″ vinyl!) of the new album.

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Review: the beautiful ones

by librarykris July 2, 2015

Hana (Awhimai Fraser) was sent away from the club in disgrace by owner Mr Sir (Tanemahuta Gray). She promises boyfriend, Ihia (Manuel Solomon), that she will return on a particular night if he dances from dawn to dusk. But she is frightened by his father Sir Sir, (Nathan Gray) and unsure as to how she […]

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Craig Terris – The Hills of Song

by noizyboy November 4, 2013

Craig Terris‘s new music video (directed by Sean Dekkers) for the second single off his Bleat your Heart Out album is a wee gem. Enjoy…

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Moonrise over Mt Vic

by noizyboy January 29, 2013

Presented without much in the way of comment, because it’s just frikkin’ awesome… Full Moon Silhouettes from Mark Gee on Vimeo.

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by noizyboy January 15, 2013

Not sure if the Ohiro Road bus-stop bookcase and sofas have survived the weather and/or vandals (reports, anyone?), but, either way, here’s a lovely video by Dan Adams¬†documenting this¬†fantastic urban enhancement… Waiting from Dan Adams on Vimeo. via Eye of the Fish

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the Friendly Cyclist

by Alan August 8, 2012

Sometimes you see them: dignified, terribly cool, impeccably dressed, and upright, making their way through the rush hour traffic on their old-fashioned bikes in a manner poles opposite to the more common fluoro speedsters. A beacon of bicycling style, and also: fairly damned hot. Yes, you think, now that’s certainly one mode of commuter cycling […]

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A farewell

by Robyn April 19, 2012

So, OMG, this is my final post for the Wellingtonista. I’m leaving this town for a more northerly location. I’m sad to leave Wellington and the W’ista, but it’s been a fun four years. I’ve met lots of cool people, had lots of amazing experiences and shared them with y’all. As my farewell, I present […]

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International hipster attraction

by Robyn February 15, 2012

Air New Zealand have recently launched a campaign to persuade reluctant Australians to choose New Zealand as a holiday destination. It turns out there are actually some people who aren’t aroused by the thought of scenery, sheep and extreme sports. As part of this campaign, there’s a Rhys Darby-narrated series of videos, each smashing a […]

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Incoming: Badd Energy

by stephen clover February 7, 2012

Sike-electro weirdos and recent¬†“that’s interesting” Flying Nun Mark II signees Badd Energy are back with a new single/video and tour.

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The other important vote

by Robyn November 9, 2011

The general election is only a few weeks away, but right now there’s another important vote happening. Yes, the vote on what sign will sit atop the Miramar Cutting. There are three options: The controversial and largely disliked “Wellywood” sign “Wellington” written in a similar Hollywood sign style, but with the final letters being blow […]

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