The Wellingtonista

Random stuff about Wellington since 2005

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Fringe show reviews: Glittery Clittery, Dry & Damaged and Missing Lids

by Guest March 22, 2019

Today’s guest reviews of three fringe shows come courtesy of Tony Barnes. Thanks Tony! The Fringe Wives Club – Glittery Clittery A year ago, while touring several of her shows at the 2018 NZ Fringe Festival, Tessa Waters mentioned that she had another show in development that she would bring to the 2019 Fringe. Fringe […]

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Review: Woop Balance meal

by Guest October 5, 2018

Remember when we reviewed My Food Bag a bunch of years ago? We got approached by another company, and offered one meal. Unfortunately, they sent us shrimp. Have I mentioned lately in every single food review that I’m allergic to shellfish? Luckily I found a taker to make the dinner instead. Thanks Megan, take it […]

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Review: You do you babes – Donna Brookbanks

by Guest May 8, 2018

Guest review by Emma Maguire We are welcomed into the BATS Studio by a woman dressed in a black cloak. Illuminated by the light of flickering (electric) candles, we’re baptised by water poured from a menstrual cup, and we recite the single person’s prayer. All the single ladies… now put your hands up! Donna Brookbanks’ […]

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Review: Oikos Hellenic Cuisine, Miramar

by Guest June 30, 2017

Oikos is the new Greek Restaurant, in the the southern most southest part of Miramar,  on the 2 bus route, and close to the cycle tunnel. This is firmly in Greek territory of Wellington. The local fish’n’chip shops also serve a variant of Greek food (yeros mostly), which is a delicious alternative to fried fish. […]

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Candidates 2016: Justin Lester for Mayor

by Guest September 12, 2016

1. What should the council’s role be in creating affordable housing? WCC is the country’s second largest landlord. We’ve got decades of experience in providing affordable housing. I firmly believe there’s a role for WCC to… 2. What one project for Wellington have you been most active on so far? Over the past 6 years […]

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Candidates 2016: Diane Calvert for Onslow-Western Ward

by Guest September 12, 2016

1. What should the council’s role be in creating affordable housing? Streamline consenting process. Open up new land with available public transport links. Support public/private partnerships for new development. Support social housing 2. What one project for Wellington have you been most active on so far? I brought my local community together in 2015 so […]

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Candidates 2016: Troy Mihaka for Lambton Ward

by Guest September 12, 2016

We asked the questions, they answered. 1. What should the council’s role be in creating affordable housing? Wellington City Council needs to work with developers to create more through a combination of intensification in our inner-city and opening land for development. 2. What one project for Wellington have you been most active on so far? […]

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Candidates, we want to hear from you – Election 2016

by Guest September 5, 2016

Hey, did y’all know there’s an election coming up? Yes, there is! And once again, we want to provide you with some decent coverage of the issues we care about. Local body politics is IMPORTANT. Once again, we’re asking candidates to contact us with the answers to the questions below. We’re doing things a little […]

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Preview: The Blacklight Comedy Club at Moon

by Guest October 26, 2015

Hello, I’m Jonny, and I’m about to start a comedy night at Moon in Newtown. It’s called the Blacklight Comedy Club. If you’re able to come along, please try. I think you’ll enjoy it. Jo asked me to write a Blacklight Comedy Club ‘guest manifesto’ for the Wellingtonista. I’ve realised that I can’t. To me, […]

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Save Kate – from who?

by Guest September 18, 2015

Walking my daughter to school on Tuesday morning, I was handed a flyer on Lambton Quay – “Keep Kate!”. As kind of a fan of the Kate Sheppard traffic lights, I took the flyer – and saw that they “were under threat of removal” with a link to a petition. I’d sign that! But turning […]

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