Links for Wednesday, 22 February 2006
- As both WellUrban and Oddity 59 (and now us) point out in their blogs, so much is happening in Wellington at the moment that it’s hard to keep track. What with the International Arts Festival, accompanying Fringe Festival, so called ‘fun‘ runs, fairs, concerts, ocean races (come and gone) and the occasional game of footy or cricket to watch, the natural inclination is to flag work for the next couple of weeks, get the visa gold card out, and spend the rest of the month enjoying the ‘Events Capital of New Zealand‘.
- One event we won’t be seeing is the V8 ‘Supercars’, which have decided to send themselves to Hamilton for their 2008 street race. Llew gets it right when he states…
Hamilton would seem the perfect place for such an event: the picturesque river beside which the course will presumably run; a receptive population for whom the term “petrol-head” seems as custom-made as their vehicles…
My only question is… when the race actually starts, who will notice any difference?
Funnily enough for Hamilton, the whole thing still needs to go through a resource consent procedure before the whole thing gets the final green light (so to speak), and with both the Auckland and Wellington bids coming unstuck on that very technicality, we can but wish our northern friends well in cutting through the red tape. No, we really mean that. Good luck.
- FirstBite has a new webcam looking south-west from Mt Vic.
- And if you’re looking for a laugh, there’s a couple of new monthly comedy nights on at venues around town: The Green Room (at Kitty O’Shea’s) has a show on the second Sunday of each month, and Comedy Underground (Room 101 – downstairs at Bodega) on the last Sunday of every month. [hat-tip: first against the wall]