The Wellingtonista

Random stuff about Wellington since 2005

Reviewing the review: David Burton loses his noodle

by The Masked Barfly June 9, 2014

Once again Mr Burton has ventured into the mean streets of Newtown, this time to get his ramen on, but what he found has not been well-received. “I took my first sip of ramen broth with eager anticipation, but alas, to my undoubtedly ethnocentric palate, it tasted oddly coarse – very porky and rather too […]

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Decaffinated but decent

by Joanna June 9, 2014

One of the saddest parts about growing older is discovering that caffeine and I are not good friends. This is heartbreaking, because I love coffee and would happily drink it all day long if I could. But I can’t. And I don’t mean I have to ask Monterey to cut me off at four cups […]

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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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by Martha Craig May 28, 2014

The last live musical I saw was Jesus Christ Superstar in about 1990,  to be honest I’m not your average musical reviewer. However, I do regard myself as a bit of an Annie expert because it played the very important role of being the movie I went to for my 10th birthday. Annie was in […]

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Roasty comfort

by Heather C May 27, 2014

It must be the weather. I’ve been thinking about roasts a lot. So here’s a round-up of the ones I could dig up around the city (there may be others, so please add to the list in the comments):  Matterhorn – from 5.30pm until they run out (only so many portions). A different surprise meat […]

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Xtending ourselves to try a new bar

by Joanna May 22, 2014

When Lou from LOUD in Public PR invited us to the opening of Xtend Barre Wellington, we weren’t entirely enthused on the idea.  Great that a big brand was coming to New Zealand and had chosen Wellington first before Auckland, but an exercise studio promoting a workout fusion of ballet and pilates is not exactly […]

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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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Notional Significance: Asylum

by Alf Rune May 13, 2014

[See all Notional Significance posts] After my detour, I head back to the motorway’s edge. My route takes me along Mexted Terrace—a name that is engraved across Tawa’s skin, and with its twin associations of car dealerships and rugby it encompasses two dimensions of the suburban mythos. On the corner of Tremewan Street, with the […]

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