On the Grid

It’s official: after a hard-fought campaign, Wellington has beaten Baku to be included on the rounds of the “decadent travel guide” Gridskipper. They’re looking for tips, recommendations and “kiwiphilic thoughts”, so feel free to send in your rants and raves about the coolest, dodgiest and craziest things going on in town. Things like itinerant fractal […]


ATTENTION ex-pat Wellingtonians! Looking for the perfect gift to send to your loved ones back home? Cranfields – Merchants of imported gifts, decorative objects and beautiful furniture, and one of the most interesting shops in the city (not to mention Auckland & Melbourne too) is now online & taking orders from anywhere in the world. […]

Wellington v. Baku

Tom over at WellUrban has been leading the campaign to get Wellington added to the excellent GridSkipper site (an online urban travel guide which is part of the same online blog empire that includes Gawker, Defamer and Gizmodo, amongst others). As such, Wellington is now in competition with Baku – capital of Azerbaijan – for […]

Best things-to-do in Wellington post. Ever.

Tom puts us to shame. He really does.

You know you’re from…

Jimmy Jangles has produced a handy guide to knowing which part the Greater Wellington region you’re from… You know you’re from Wellington when… You know you’re from The Hutt when… You know you’re from Porirua when… Particularly like the Wellington trait of being able to “…detect 27 different shades of black suit.” UPDATE! Old news […]

Links for Thursday, 23 February 2006

The latest Mystery Bay (up to #22!) is up over at WellUrban. Kate at myegoism wants some advice on the apartments in the Wellington Working Men’s Club building on Cuba St. Good or bad? And it looks like we might be seeing a return to some local welly telly, with the successful bods behind Auckland’s […]

Links for Wednesday, 22 February 2006

As both WellUrban and Oddity 59 (and now us) point out in their blogs, so much is happening in Wellington at the moment that it’s hard to keep track. What with the International Arts Festival, accompanying Fringe Festival, so called ‘fun‘ runs, fairs, concerts, ocean races (come and gone) and the occasional game of footy […]

Links for Thursday, 16 February 2006

Wanda Harland alerts us to this weekend’s Petone Fair. A good excuse, as she points out, to try the new Petone Ferry (which leaves from Queens Wharf, and thus leads us nicely onto our next post…) Dave5 has photos of the Volvo Ocean Race arriving in port (where they’re to be tied up down by […]

Links for Tuesday, 14 February 2005

They’re putting mental patients in Whitby. Whitby? As WellUrban points out: “…do they seriously expect a depressed person to get better in Whitby? I feel like topping myself after five mintues there.” [And here’s quite a good discussion on it on NatRad from this morning.] The Volvo Ocean Race yachts should be sailing into town […]

What Wellington Wants

Martha wants you to tell her where the hot wait staff are. Tom wants a tiki bar. Joanna wants you to vote for her for Prom Queen when you go the Toi Whakaari Prom tomorrow. What do you want?