The glorious struggles of the people’s working-class rugby art sculpture

by Robyn September 5, 2011

A year and a half ago we were offered a tantalising glimpse of the model of the Weta Workshop-designed Wellington rugby sculpture, noting its resemblance to a provincial junior rugby trophy, a knick-knack gift for a rugby-loving uncle, and a vagina. And then finally the full-size sculpture appeared, tucked away in Jack Ilott Green, that […]

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WOW 2011

by Robyn August 27, 2011

It’s WOW time again, and this year’s show is the most amazing and extravagant yet. But was it too extravagant this year? I’ll get to that later. Please note that this post will contain spoilers about the show, so if you’re going, don’t read it until afterwards okay?  The Wellingtonista has a little pre-WOW game. […]

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A Travelogue

by Robyn August 24, 2011

Mark Shea is an Australian filmmaker and traveler who combines his two loves to create short travelogues of the places he visits. Earlier this year he was in Wellington, and was inspired to get a little more in depth than his usual style, taking to the streets to ask the locals what it is they […]

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WOW comes early

by Robyn August 22, 2011

The Wellingtonista has been going along to the World of WearableArt show for the past three years, and we’ve come to have a bit of affection for the grand celebration of the extravagant mash-up of fashion, design and costumery that is wearable art. The WOW show and awards are coming a month early this year […]

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WOP: The taste of happy

by Robyn August 18, 2011

So, a couple more excursions to restaurants with Wellington on a Plate menus. I’m considering going to the Warehouse and buying a pair of elastic-waisted trackpants for the rest of Wellington on a Plate. Most recently I paid a visit to Cuba Street icon Floriditas and Hippopotamus at the Museum Hotel.

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WOP: Give me shelter

by Robyn August 16, 2011

So, Wellington on a Plate – it’s quite good, yeah? While Joanna is a (deliciously) seasoned pro, this is my first year sampling the culinary delights of the festival of nomz. So I figured I should share my findings. Here are my first two experiences – Martin Bosley’s and Foxglove.

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Wellywood Sign Song

by Robyn May 22, 2011

Comedian Robbie Ellis – who you may remember for his show-stopping performance of Manners Mall Emo Song (Buslane Through My Heart) at the 2009 TAWAs – has a new video. In reaction to the hugely unpopular plan by Wellington Airport to erect a “WELLYWOOD” sign, Robbie has put his feelings into song. Sing along!

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The duchess’ nice frock

by Robyn May 10, 2011

“Oh, look! It’s Kate Winslet’s wedding dress!” On the night of the royal wedding, while most of us were drinking gins and making snarky tweets about Princess Beatrice’s hat (or pointedly not), fashion designer Jane Yeh was hard at work furiously sketching and sewing a replica of Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, ready to go on […]

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La Boca Loca

by Robyn April 27, 2011

With the opening of The Roxy cinema, Miramar has suddenly become a rather popular little neighbourhood. And now things get even more interesting with the opening of Mexican restaurant La Boca Loca. It’s a taqueria – a Mexican fast food joint. But the fast food in question is centred around a selection of tortilla-based dishes, […]

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A Cuba St cafe that’s not a cafe in Cuba St

by Robyn April 4, 2011

Last week I was in sunny Napier, idly strolling down Dalton Street, when I came across this curious cafe. Yes, it’s a cafe themed after a ’00s-era Wellington-style cafe. Named after our central cafe district, Cuba St cafe serves Wellington brands Havana coffee and t leaf T tea, and I was tickled to hear barbecue […]

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