Can it really be the end?

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 […]

Live Leader Board

      Here at the Wellingtonista we’re firm faves of Richard Aindow – former editor of Fish Head magazine, and Quiz Master of Wednesday nights at Mighty Mighty – so we were pleasantly surprised to catch him outside the Rogue & Vagabond last night with a group of lycra-clad lit-up young ladies in incandescent costumes. […]

NZ’s longest running outdoor cinema

It’s that time of year again. Some mega outdoor film viewing action lies ahead for the Wellington region. Let’s all raise our faces skyward in the hope the weather comes to the party this year as the line-up is the right mix of classic, contemporary and fun! Kicking off  THIS Thursday 6 February AT *6:30PM […]

Mighty Mighty RIP

Not sure quite what to add so just going to post the Mighty Mighty official message here. Wail at will. The ‘Castle that Cares’, Wellington bar Mighty Mighty will be closing its doors at the end of May 2014. The institution opened on 11 November 2006 in a former Pakistani restaurant at the top of […]

‘Gardening Nun’ goes viral (on the big screen)

If you were part of the audience at the Embassy theatre for the world premiere of Gardening with Soul during the International Film Festival you will have witnessed something quite extraordinary. A standing ovation for a 92 year-old Island Bay resident and a speech by the diminutive woman, who started by telling the clapping crowd, […]

From the Aunty Club

Now I don’t have any kids but most of my friends have a few mini ones running around. I’m forever on the hunt for decent gifts for them so a recent stumble across Lelu – the Baby Boutique in Kilbirnie, has been a bit of a revelation. Lelu is opposite KFC near the Pak and […]

It’s time for alfresco cinema

And the weather could not be better! Tomorrow eve (Wednesday 30 Jan) we’re excited about the first screening for the Films by Starlight series for 2013. And naturally, thanks to Mr Chris Morley-Hall, it’s BIGGER, BETTER and MOBILE. And they’re all free thanks to the Council’s Summer City programme. No longer confined to the Dell […]

The Winter is coming

Well it’s pretty much here…. although today ain’t half bad and here’s hoping the weekend is kind. Just a note, there’s rather an insane amount of good stuff opening tomorrow at City Gallery Wellington. They are launching the Winter Season with a heap of new shows. Plus it seems they are sneaking in a new […]

Happy happy birthday

I have a sneaking suspicion the Masked Barfly has a few Mandatory suits in his wardrobe. And now the Cuba St store is celebrating a special birthday – 15 years in business!!! Designers Clare Bowden and Fiona Edwards first met while training in fashion and fashion textiles at Wellington Polytechnic. Now they have a league […]

Keep that picnic rug in the car

Just a note to anyone planning on heading to the Dell for the 2012 Films By Starlight screening tonight, Bill Cunningham New York has been postponed due to the wind until tomorrow night, Friday 20 January.     The screenings start at dusk (approx 8:30 – 8:45pm). This picture is the crowd assembled by 7:45 last night […]