Spring festivities

Once again, the Council has put together a great program of events for its annual spring festival. Although there’s no specific website for it, you can download the PDF program here (2.1 Mb, unfortunately). Today (Saturday) is the first day, and it runs through the school holidays to October 9. We like the look of […]

World of Wearable Arts

The World of Wearable Arts extravaganza draws closer every day, as can be seen with the excellent Kirks display that Tom at Wellurban was so kind to photograph and upload to flickr. The show itself starts tomorrow (Fri 23 Sep), with the Awards evening at the Queens Wharf Event Centre, and subsequent shows on the […]

Bot Gardens this weekend – Trees, Tulips and er… a fairy.

The best of the region’s tree climbers head for the skies at the Botanic Garden on Saturday 24 September. The annual New Zealand Arboricultural Association Regional Tree Climbing Competition – a chance for competitors to show off their skill, strength and agility – is on between 9.00am and 4.00pm in 30 metre-high trees around the […]

Keeping Your Digital Stuff Safe

If you’ve ever suffered the pain of losing photos or other valuable data from a crashed hard drive or lost cd, you’ll know how fragile digital memories can be. Many of us now own huge amounts of digital data but managing and securing these vast archives is a daunting task. The National Library is holding […]

Meridian Energy Wind Turbine Fun Run and Walk

As a lead up race to the World Mountain Running Trophy a race to the Brooklyn Wind Turbine will be held on Sunday 18 September. The race will commence from Anderson Park in the Botanical Gardens, with walkers setting off at 9am and runners at 10am. Heading up through Kelburn, Highbury onto the rollercoaster Karori […]

Breastfeeding Bonanza

Women’s Health Action are celebrating World Breastfeeding Week in style, with an attempt to break the world record for “The most mothers breastfeeding simultaneously”. The valiant attempt will be made this Saturday 6th August, with the nationwide “latch-on” at 11am. The countdown will be broadcast on The Edge 97.5. The Wellington venue will be Trentham […]

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 […]

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 […]

What I Did On My Holidays

School Holidays means a very quiet time around Wellingtonista Towers, as all but one of the regulars are fully-fledged card-carrying parents. And Jo won’t come in if there’s no-one to regale her stories of horrifying medical treatments and bowel-movements to. As well as looking after the kids, the homebound Wellingtonista have been taking some time […]