The Wellingtonista

Random stuff about Wellington since 2005

Review: A view from the bridge

by librarykris July 25, 2014

Eddie and his wife Beatrice live with Beatrice’s dead-sister’s daughter, Catherine in Brooklyn, New York. Beatrice’s two cousins, Marco and Rodolpho, are coming into the country (illegally) to stay with them in order to earn money to send back to Italy.  Catherine and Rodolpho get on really well. Eddie is suspicious of Rodolpho’s motives. Is he […]

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Hats off…

by Heather C July 16, 2014

To Logan Brown (2 hats), Ortega Fish Shack, The Larder, Charley Noble and Taylors on Jackson (1 hat each) – Logan Brown being the only non-Auckland restaurant to be awarded 2 hats in 2014 (rating alongside Baduzzi and The Grill by Sean Connolly, and just one point below Masu and Kazuya). Well done Wellington! Now what’s […]

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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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Something wonderful at The Dowse

by Sue Tyler July 9, 2014

Emma from Emma Makes kindly visited and revisited  - Wunderrūma: New Zealand Jewellery  exhibition at The Dowse  for us. Each time I return to Wunderrūma: New Zealand Jewellery I find something new I want to own. It began at the opening with Emily Valentine’s Kingfisher Brooch (2013). “Is that a bird?” said the friend I was […]

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Holey pancake!

by Heather C July 2, 2014

Who’d’ve thought a few holes could be so useful. Finc are doing Yemenese pancakes on their breakfast and brunch menu at the moment (with poached winter fruit warmed in a ginger syrup with thick yoghurt) – a thin spongy dinner-plate-sized pancake full of holes and great for catching and mopping up sauces and syrups. And […]

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Vonderful Vellington Vampires

by Herbertimo June 30, 2014

Yes, this is a write up on the premiere of Taika Waititi & Jermaine Clement’s new film What We Do In The Shadows. Yes, this post is well after the actual Wellington premiere BUT it’s not like there hasn’t been A LOT of coverage of the film. Wellington, and the rest of the country, has been […]

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Channeling your inner southern man (or woman)…

by Heather C June 25, 2014

As if we aren’t fooded out at the moment with all the WOAP preps, the annual Monteith’s Wild Food Challenge starts on 1 July. Yep, next week. Check out the website here listing all your local outlets and options (but have a plethora of swear words ready for trying to navigate easily between the Wellington […]

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Notional Significance: Two Tides

by Alf Rune June 20, 2014

[See all Notional Significance posts] The stream is now fully canalised, a tame channel running arrow-straight towards the harbour, as subtle as an engineer’s ruler. It once meandered across the broadening valley, softly folding into the estuarine flats. On its left bank, the colonial forces built Elliot’s Stockade to oversee the new road, but the […]

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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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The Phoenix Foundation: Bob Lennon John Dylan

by noizyboy June 18, 2014

The new Phoenix Foundation video is very good. That is all. (From the Tom’s Lunch EP, which you can listen to and buy over at bandcamp).

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