Making it a Handmade Weekend

Got plans for the long weekend? Depending on all that weather it may involve tobogganing and making snow persons. Or you may be like me and planning to try your hand at picking up a new skill, or sitting back and learning how people put their skills to use at Handmade. Handmade celebrates  making, creating […]

Old halls come alive with new music

You know the drill. You go to the same bar every week and pay tons for booze, and have to deal with a loud crowd who are just there to be seen and who talk through the music you’ve paid to see, and you just think “ugh! I hate this, it’s all the same and […]

What a Feeling!

Do you ever wonder what happens at the end of the day to the freshly made bread that Wellington bakeries can’t sell? Do you ever wonder what happens to the fresh fruit and vegetables at the markets that are still edible but not good enough to sell? I can tell you. For the last few […]

Maketorium – let the making begin

This weekend at Te Papa is going to be a grand one. Not only is it your last chance to see the very popular Game Masters, but kicking off at 10am and running non stop till 6pm on Saturday is Makertorium! Makertorium is a celebration of New Zealand’s  crafters, creators, tinkerers and inventors, of all […]

The best of Raybon Kan

The comedy fest is on right now! And we haven’t gotten around to organising ourselves to get along to things, because day jobs are really busy right now. Sorry! So instead, we’ll go with things that are easily presented to us. Comedy is a hard game,  so if you can manage to make a living […]

La nouvelle bière houblon verte est arrivé!

Today is the first day of Hopstock, a celebration of the Nelson Hop harvest. In what seems just a little bit like some craft beer version of the Beaujolais Nouveau madness, for a very short time twelve bars around town will be showcasing eight new beers brewed with fresh (rather than the usual dried) hops. This […]

Purple Cake Day is this Sunday, and there’s cake

We like cake. We like high tea.  We like kids getting education. And we like the colour purple, Whoopi Goldberg not withstanding. So we’re definitely keen on Purple Cake Day this Sunday March 10. “Celebrate Purple Cake Day with High Tea at the Coronation Café. Come along to one of our four sittings for a […]

On the fringes

The Fringe Festival is happening from now until March 9! This is exciting! There are approximately six zillion shows happening, and while the ‘ista is covering as many as it can (and thank you for your invites, producers, we appreciate them!), we do all have day jobs and are all only human, except for Tom […]

Guest Post: Bike Everywhere helps you to bike everywhere

During the last week, I’ve been out on my very first multi-day cycling tour, and it was an awesome adventure, seeing all kinds of beautiful parts around the Wairarapa and the Southern Coasts of the North Island. Since I’ve been back a friend mentioned this great website, BikeEverywhere, whose Facebook page can be found here […]

It’s time for alfresco cinema

And the weather could not be better! Tomorrow eve (Wednesday 30 Jan) we’re excited about the first screening for the Films by Starlight series for 2013. And naturally, thanks to Mr Chris Morley-Hall, it’s BIGGER, BETTER and MOBILE. And they’re all free thanks to the Council’s Summer City programme. No longer confined to the Dell […]