The Wellingtonista

Random stuff about Wellington since 2005

James Guthrie

James founded the Wellingtonista in 2004. He quickly enlisted many, actually talented writers so as to avoid having to do any actual work himself.

Moonrise over Mt Vic

by noizyboy January 29, 2013

Presented without much in the way of comment, because it’s just frikkin’ awesome… Full Moon Silhouettes from Mark Gee on Vimeo.

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A southerly front

by noizyboy January 18, 2013

Yesterday’s forecast thunderstorm didn’t quite arrive in central Wellington (rainfall was impressive, though, and the twittersphere reports there were a few bangs and flashes out in the Hutt and Kapiti way — anyone else?), but the front itself was an impressive meteorological phenomenon. Dave Donaldson captured a nice time-lapse of it rolling in over Cook […]

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Waiting

by noizyboy January 15, 2013

Not sure if the Ohiro Road bus-stop bookcase and sofas have survived the weather and/or vandals (reports, anyone?), but, either way, here’s a lovely video by Dan Adams documenting this fantastic urban enhancement… Waiting from Dan Adams on Vimeo. via Eye of the Fish

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Wellington winter nostalgia (no, really)

by noizyboy July 16, 2012

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Daisy Coles – you read more of her stuff over at daisyandzelda.wordpress.com I’m sitting in my togs on shady grass in a hidden corner of Europe. I’m watching the dragonflies flit round a lazy little branch of the Danube, with a wine spritzer in one hand and an incomprehensible newspaper […]

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Island Bay Festival 2012

by noizyboy February 10, 2012

The 28th annual Island Bay Festival kicks off tomorrow (Sat 11 Feb), with a heap of events and activities planned for the coming week. All the favourite events are back: Blessing of the Boats, the parade down the Parade, Bands in the Park (featuring Family Cactus, Ryan Prebble, Joe Blossom, and Newtown Sound and MC Israel […]

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Ben Hana, aka Tarzan, aka “Blanket Man” dies

by noizyboy January 15, 2012

As reported in the NZ Herald and Stuff. I remember seeing him asleep on the corner of Courtenay Place and Tory Street, bathed in sunshine, loin-cloth akimbo, home-made aluminium-can dope-pipe resting peacefully by his slumbering body, only a couple of weeks back. It seems weird that we won’t see him there again. R.I.P. (Remember, you […]

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Candidates: Jonathan Fletcher for National in Rimutaka

by noizyboy November 18, 2011

We invited all candidates in Wellington electorates to contact us with their answers to fifteen crowdsourced questions. Answers are restricted to 30 words each, and we publish them exactly as we receive them. Who are you and what do you want? My name is Jonathan Fletcher, I’m honest, hardworking, compassionate and trustworthy. I’m a husband […]

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Little Bark – Party

by noizyboy November 18, 2011

Friday music video time. Here’s a new one from Wellington’s Little Bark. Lots more good Little Bark listening (and free downloads) over at her bandcamp page.

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Candidates: Stephen Whittington for ACT in Wellington Central

by noizyboy November 16, 2011

We invited all candidates in Wellington electorates to contact us with their answers to fifteen crowdsourced questions. Answers are restricted to 30 words each, and we publish them exactly as we receive them. Who are you and what do you want? I’m Steve, I grew up in Wellington, and I want a New Zealand that’s […]

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Phoenix Foundation on Jools Holland

by noizyboy October 28, 2011

Hey, it’s Friday! And we haven’t done Friday music vids for aaaages. So, for your viewing and listening pleasure, here’s Welly-boys-doing-good-overseas, the Phoenix Foundation, playing live on the BBC’s Later with Jools Holland show… Feel free to add your own Wellington-themed (or, otherwise) musical suggestions in the comments.

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