Public Address | Club Politique | Burying One’s Feet

I’m sure Che Tibby won’t mind, but this is one of the finest love letters to Wellington I have ever read. Public Address | Club Politique – Burying One’s Feet

Botanic Gardens’ Playground Closed…

A notice was dropped in our letterbox the other day informing us that the playground in the gardens would be closed for the next 3 weeks or so, while 6 ancient pines were removed. The council stated that it regretted the need to remove these trees as they were much loved, especially the magnificent specimen […]

Film Society for August

Apologies, a bit slow on film society news this month… I’m posting this too late to cover Place Vendome, but what remains is well worth seeing. JEANNE AND THE PERFECT GUY (1998). At first glance, Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau’s film appears to be a relatively traditional French melodrama about AIDS – well acted and […]

Botanic Gardens for August

Glowworm Tour Friday 5 August, Founders’ Entrance on Glenmore Street, 7.30pm See the Botanic Garden’s glowworms after dark. Cost: koha/donation Bookings are essential as places are limited. Not suitable for children under six. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult – maximum of two children per adult. Bring a torch – no more […]

Extreme Poo – Wellington Zoo

Events Calendar: “Extreme Poo Identification Competition Wellington Zoo will hold an Extreme Poo Identification Competition on 6 & 7 August. As part of the Conservation Week theme ‘Everything is Connected’, the Zoo invites you to correctly identify different types of animal poo to win a prize. Listen to the Keeper talks throughout the day to […]

Overheard on the Cable Car

On this very wet, rainy afternoon… Young Woman 1: “Wotcha been up to?” Young Woman 2: “Working” … Young Woman 2: “Wotcha been up to?” Young Woman 1: “Shopping at the Kirk’s Sale.” … Young Woman 2: “Wotcha buy?” Young Woman 1: “Knickers.” … Young Woman 2: “And an umbrella.” (Unwraps umbrella to show it) […]

Sale Time at Kirkcaldie & Stains!!

A Wellington institution, the Kirk’s Sale. OK, it started Monday, but that doesn’t matter. Now is the time to go. By now, the shoppers are a little less extreme than the 1. Rabid, and 2. Catatonic zombie that they ranged between on Monday morning. Still plenty of bargains to be had. The sale ends on […]

Backyard Theatre – Misconceptions

-Misconceptions- Strange images on the fax? A dead Okapi in Copenhagen zoo?? Abused blackberries from the freezer??? And Ratty from The Wind in the Willows???? Who the *#@* is Zoe????? Does she really have wings?????? For the answers see “Misconceptions” – David Lewis’ virtuoso comedy, by turns hilarious and heartbreaking, straight-talking and surreal. Matthew and […]

Te Horo’s Hydeaway!

I know a dark secluded place A place where no one knows your face A glass of wine a fast embrace It’s called…Te Horo’s Hydeaway…CAFE (Apologies to Adler & Ross.) About 50 minutes drive North of Wellingon on State Highway 1, is the turnoff to Te Horo beach. On the corner on your left, is […]

The Best Bang Since the Big One?

If I understand this correctly, at around 5.52pm tonight, in the sky near Jupiter (very bright & very high in the North at that time), there may be a big explosion in space…. STUFF : INSIGHT – STORY : Comet versus spacecraft probe. Update: Apologies for the worst post ever – wrong night, wrong direction. […]