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a visit to Zealandia

by Alan April 12, 2012

Over Easter, the weather suddenly went all settled and warm. This is perhaps not unusual for autumn, but given the crap summer most parts of the country have had for the past few months it was somewhat unexpected. In fact the forecast for Easter was so dire that it played a reasonable part in us […]

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Candidates: Annette King for Labour in Rongotai

by Alan November 14, 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? Annette King, MP for Rongotai (& Chatham Islands). I want to continue to be […]

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Candidates: Kelly Buchanan for the Alliance in Wellington Central

by Alan November 4, 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? Never ask that question! Er, I’m a geek and socialist, and want to drastically […]

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TAWA6: not this year

by Alan November 2, 2011

Let’s get the bad news out of the way quickly: we’re not going to be able to bring you the The Annual Wellingtonista Awards this year. This makes us sad. But December is always a damned awkward month, and collectively this year we’re short of sort of available time required in abundance to get the […]

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The Rugby World Cup and You, Too

by Alan September 6, 2011

Despite Hadyn’s earlier post we know there’s a reasonable proportion of you out there (just as among the Wellingtonista itself) that are relatively meh about this whole World Cup thing. But whatever your opinions about the event, it has to be acknowledged that a lot of effort has gone into the associated off-field activities, many […]

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cuckoo for caffeine

by Alan June 13, 2011

You may be wandering along the waterfront later in the year when a crowd of large gentlemen in colourful cotton knit shirts may ask for directions to something called the “RWC Party Zone”. And therefore, as a polite host wanting only the best for guests to our city, you may direct them to Cuckoo, this […]

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Lamason

by Alan May 11, 2011

There are many many ways to make a decent cup of coffee. We are seeing some of these alternate methods returning to commercial use around Wellington’s more interesting cafés: the Swiss Gold; the Chemex; the V60; the cold drip… and the siphon. Dave Lamason, formerly Peoples Coffee’s barista trainer, is passionate about the siphon. So […]

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Mojo Origins

by Alan April 12, 2011

We can’t help feeling a little bit pleased that one of the Starbucks on Lambton Quay has closed, and been replaced by a shiny new Mojo: This is the new Mojo Origins, out the front of Lambton Square, behind a schist facade that some years ago had been put together for an earlier tenant, Rodd […]

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predictive bussing revisited

by Alan April 4, 2011

It’s been the better part of a year since we wrote about the Regional Council’s Real Time Passenger Information project. GPS units are now being fitted to a growing subset of Go Wellington buses (other companies to follow soon), so that their real-time positions can be used to calculate exact “time to arrival” information for […]

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Waterfront Fiesta

by Alan November 24, 2010

There are many nice casual lunch places in town. What we don’t seem to have though is an abundance of nice casual lunch places on the Waterfront. We need more places like Kaffee Eis, and Fiesta. Fiesta has a small and reasonably priced range of burgers, hot dogs, and nachos; not your greasy spoon variants […]

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