Hutt Valley

The little Fair that Could – Turns 5

by Sue Tyler April 22, 2011

Saturday marks the 5th birthday of Craft2.0, it’s not only wellington’s biggest space for all things bespoke, handmade and indie design, it’s also New Zealands. Which is something pretty awesome and rather special, that’s happened because people keep visiting the fair and discovering all the new talent — and yes shopping. Craft2.0 is held at […]

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It’s MAC GONE MAD, Wellington version

by Martha Craig April 12, 2011

We’ve all had many chuckles at Damn You Autocorrect, but then we came to the shocking realisation that Steve Jobs must have secret insider knowledge of Wellington. Just behold these iPhone autocorrects: Churton = Churn. “Behold how we churn through so much petrol with our SUVs in even going to the shop to buy a […]

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A great yarn – what Tash did next

by Joanna April 5, 2011

Remember Tash from It’s A Tree? Not content to rest on her laurels – or tuis, or flowers, badoom chish – she’s kept herself busy in the world of wool, opening up Holland Road Yarn at 281 Jackson Street, Petone. We thought we’d have a chat to Tash and see exactly what was going on…

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We be jammin’

by Sue Tyler March 16, 2011

Have you planned your Craft2.0 experience around Jam off? Because you should,as the Great Wellington Jamoff is happening during Craft2.0 on the 23rd of April and judging kicks off at 2pm. I promise it’s going to be beyond special. Last time, it pretty much shut down the old Bank Arcade during judging, not only because […]

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Win Craft 2.0 craftcash for this Saturday!

by Joanna December 15, 2010

The amazing Craft 2.0 is happening again this Saturday, and its amazing founder Sue Tyler (full disclosure: paid-up member of the Wellingtonista) has decided that you should get a present. Or maybe you. We’ll leave it up to the randomizer to make the ultimate call. On Saturday, 18 December, Wellingtonians who want to gift in […]

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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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Get excited and buy things

by Sue Tyler October 25, 2010

Spring is in the air and Craft2.0 is back. Wellington’s favourite indie craft market returns to TheNewDowse this Saturday October 30th. Instead of hibernating, loads of crafty types from wellington, and a bit beyond spent their winter months getting excited and making things, with one purpose in mind – Craft2.0. Craft2.0 is a special shopping […]

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Craft2.0 – this Saturday, 11am-3pm, TheNewDowse

by Mike Riversdale March 18, 2008

This regular craft market is run by our very own Sue.

It’s a chance to meet up with quite a few of the Wellingtonista staffers who will be on both sides of the stalls (I think).

It’s a perfect time to treat yourself with something special and totally you darlink!

Details, details, details:

Want to know who’s got craft stuff for sale, read on …

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Hutty goodtimes

by Martha Craig March 6, 2008

The Hutt is a seething mass of culture (as if you didn’t know), and at the moment there is a particularly splendid outdoor exhibition of sculpture, Shape Shifter. The art works are for sale, and we at the Wellingtonista Towers feel a few would look just the thing in the foyer. The exhibition is at the Civic Gardens, next to the Horticultural Hall and opposite the Dowse.

Why not make a real trip of it, and come out on Saturday for the Petone Fiesta. This street carnival features a vibrant and eclectic mix of music, food, theatre, arts and crafts. A certain shop may even be open especially late for the fun , and a certain shopkeeper may be guzzling grog to make the fun funner, but that is another story…

Petone Fiesta, Jackson St, 6pm-10pm 8th March.

Shape Shifter, Civic Gardens, 22 February – 16 March.

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Petone Fair today!

by Martha Craig February 16, 2008

Be there to score some great food and rides and crowds and good times and bargains at a truly cool, old skool fair.

Jackson St, Petone. Today.

Um, that is all.

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