Our "coverage" of events here at Wellingtonista can be a bit scattergun at times. Like the tagline says, "random stuff about New Zealand’s capital city since 2005".

The general premise is that we write about stuff we like, from whatever angle we like.  However if it isn’t featured, it don’t mean we don’t rate it, just means that we have been busy or some such.

Any-the-ho, last weekend was the Maori Art Market at Te Rauparaha Arena and Pataka Gallery in Porirua.  It would have been great to see ta moko artist Mark Kopua at work but you snooze, you lose in this town. 

Last Wednesday also would have been a great chance to attend a talk on Mana Whenua Maori History in Wellington, given by Morrie Love in the reopened City Gallery Wellington.  It was free, damnit! 

Never mind. It is good that Wellington offers so much to the curious and the brave; those who want to actually participate in the cultural life of this city.  We will continue to fossick for cultural gems in the twitterstream and other places to alert you to what is going on out there but please forgive us if we miss some of the good stuff.

After the jump some stuff you shouldn’t miss this week (including tonight!):

  • Tonight at 6.00pm at Thistle Hall on Cuba Street Tame Iti will be speaking at an exhibition focused on the events of 15 October 2007 when the first series of police actions under the 2002 Terrorism Suppression Act began, culminating in the raids on Ruatoki and the arrest of 16 people.  (Details on Exposive Expression here).
  • Thursday night at 7.00pm the Film Archive is showing "Tuhoe, A History of Resistance" a 2005 documentary by Robert Pouwhare (Details at the Film Archive site here).
  • Thursday night at 6.00pm City Gallery Wellington has an international speakers lecture from Gary Hickey, "Dashing into the future": The Japanese influences on the art of Yayoi Kusama. (Details at the City Gallery Wellington site here).