Flickr: A Trek Through Wellington

To all those that left for the Yuletide, welcome back. We at Wellingtonista Towers trust you all had a sparkling time away celebrating Christmas and New Year, are refreshed and ready to take on another fun packed Wellington year.

Oh, and before I continue, just a word about the weather – don’t worry about it. If it’s “too” windy it means the beaches will be free of riff-raff, if it’s raining the cafes will be buzzing and if it’s “generally fine with the odd cloud and a chance of showers” it means the TV weather people have just told you that there’s gonna be “weather!” (it happened last night on TV One).

Anywho, on to 2007 and your Wellingtonista…

It’s our intention to keep you abreast of all major, minor and middling sized events within the Wellington region (as defined by our glorious leader on a shifting day-to-day basis). We’ll tell you when the national sporting sides are playing, the region’s finest are in battle and when your local side demands your support.

Theatre, music and all of the arts will be covered as usual. Where to drink, where not to drink, parades to avoid/support and anything and everything quirky and ‘Wellington’ that we get to hear on the top floor of the Towers will be passed on to you.

Of course, you can tip off our attractive and intelligent readership by dropping us a line ( or leaving a comment on any of the posts.

And to start you off, here’s the rugby biggies for the year – you have be warned

  • NZ Sevens: February 2nd-3rd
  • Hurricanes v Blues: February 17th
  • Hurricanes v Brumbies: February 23rd
  • Hurricanes v Stormers: March 3rd
  • Hurricanes v Bulls: March 31st
  • Hurricanes v Cheetahs: April 13th
  • Hurricanes v Highlanders: April 27th
  • Hurricanes v Waratahs: May 5th
  • All Blacks v France: June 9th

And I’m sure the Silver Ferns will have a game in our town during the November Netball World Championships. But that’s enough about sport.

Just before I return to cleaning the boss’s desk ready for his return from the tropics you should know that a few of us worker-bees at The Towers have pledged to post at least once a week so checking back regularly or, even better still, subscribing (for free) is a great idea.