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Candidates: Holly Walker for the Greens in Hutt South

by Tom Ackroyd November 3, 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 Holly, I’m from the Hutt, and I want a clean green economy that […]

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No Way. Yes, Way.

by Tom Ackroyd July 20, 2011

Shot in Auckland and put together in Miramarwood, “The Warrior’s Way” is an NZ/South Korea/US East-West samurai-cowboy green-screen action-fx tongue-in-cheek cheese-fest mash-up. While this fine Oscar-worthy feature has unbelievably gone straight to DVD in NZ, following sold-out screenings at the Roxy last weekend (wrangled by its Wellington editor Jonno Woodford‑Robinson) there are three more this […]

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Jamming culture

by Tom Ackroyd April 25, 2011

Saturday’s Jamoff at Craft2.0 was a great success. We were on the spot with this video report. Jams were given marks out of five based on attributes of taste, colour, set, originality and presentation. In a field of 24 entries, your correspondent achieved a near perfect score of 3-3-3-3-2 in his aim to produce the […]

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Brooklyn School raises funds for Redcliffs

by Tom Ackroyd April 1, 2011

Brooklyn School has organised a special screening of shorts this Sunday (3 April) at the Paramount to raise funds for Redcliffs School in Christchurch, which reopened last week after the February 22nd earthquake. Following a selection of NZ film classics — including Sima Urale’s beautiful and poignant debut “O Tamaiti” — you’ll be able to […]

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by Tom Ackroyd March 14, 2011

TEMPORARY is a pop-up shop that appeared a few weeks ago in the ground-floor café space at the Garden Club on Dixon Street. We spoke to Blink, the one, perhaps insane, man behind A Low Hum. He set up the space with Matthew Davis from Flying Nun, and they’re selling “CDs, records, tapes, tees, posters, zines, books, art […]

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New guy

by Tom Ackroyd December 9, 2010

The lovely people who are The Wellingtonista have invited me to join them. And so here I am, struggling with my first post. As someone who works here but lives elsewhere – let’s hear it for Lower Hutt – this site is the misty window I have peered through to learn what Wellington city dwellers […]

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