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World Refugee Day exhibition – 20th June @ The HUB

by noizyboy June 17, 2021

This year’s United Nations World Refugee Day is on 20 June, and to mark the event the ChangeMakers Resettlement Forum,  Voice of Aroha, and Living Wage Movement Aotearoa NZ are hosting the My Life … to Live photo exhibition at the Hub (Victoria University). The exhibition opening starts at 11am and runs from 11am to […]

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“Slow down you bastards”

by noizyboy December 3, 2018

Tom’s been walking again. Follow his latest tramping adventure from traversing the Hutt Valley to Kāpiti via the Akatarawa Road here.

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Mushroom, mushroom

by Tom June 7, 2016

Last week Zealandia published a glorious little photo-essay An Enchantment of Fungi, alerting us to the fact that after a long dry summer, the recent rains have brought forth a rich crop of fungal fruiting bodies. I went for a walk there last Friday and found plenty of variety amid the damp forest, especially on the Valley View and […]

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Park(ing) Day 2015

by Greg Bodnar March 13, 2015

The attitude around Park(ing) Day has changed dramatically since I first got involved a few years ago. Where I was struggling with by-laws to work around not getting permission to set up my space, WCC has now brought it into Parks Week and the Wellington Sculpture Trust does the logistical management. On March 11, a total […]

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World Press Photo Exhibition

by Herbertimo September 6, 2014

A picture not only speaks a thousand words but has the ability to leave you speechless. Currently at the NZ Portrait Gallery in Shed 11 on the waterfront you can see a collection of photos that do exactly that. The photos that make up the World Press Photo Exhibition are selected from over 10,000 images […]

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Gabrielle McKone at Photospace

by Tom Ackroyd November 13, 2012

And in more photography news, anyone who’s a fan of Wellington photographer Gabrielle McKone’s daily photoblog can see 850 of them, on the wall in an exhibition at Photospace, 37 Courtenay Place. Over the last five years Gabrielle has posted 1900 images, one a day, mostly out and about in Wellington. The exhibition opened last Friday […]

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A benefit auction for Phil Jacobs

by Tom Ackroyd November 13, 2012

A few years ago my son’s point-&-shoot needed a simple repair. I realised I had no idea where to go to get cameras fixed. Were there even camera-repairers any more? When they break, don’t you just buy another camera? A friend said “Oh, there’s that guy on Jackson Street – he fixes everything”. “That guy” […]

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Wellington Night Markets

by Greg Bodnar October 17, 2012

Before heading out on vacation, I started planning for a nice photo-post of the Wellington Night Markets. I was dead keen to get it photographed and written before heading home, but in my desperation, I failed to string words together. So, this time I’m skipping the words and getting on with it. Better late than […]

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Exquisite Corpse

by Greg Bodnar September 1, 2011

Perched upon the top of Cuba St, Thistle Hall is known for providing Wellingtonians with short bursts of visual arts. Exhibits pack in and out again at a frenetic pace, and if planning and serendipity conspire, treasures can be easily missed. Take some time this week and get up to the current exhibit. Exquisite Corpse draws its name from […]

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TAWA5 Best Contribution to the Internet from Wellington

by Joanna November 20, 2010

Given that Wellington is the web capital of New Zealand, it makes sense that it’s full of people doing awesome things with and for the web.

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