TAWA5 Best Restaurant

Restaurant dining is the sort of thing that you do on special occasions, but also any time you want something to eat and you don’t mind spending a little bit of time and perhaps a bit of money to do it. You might want to make a reservation in advance, and perhaps make sure that […]

TAWA5 Best Art Experience

Art experiences often don’t require wordy explanations, but whatever these experiences could be classed as, they definitely moved us.

TAWA5 Best Café

Not to be confused with “Best Coffee”. This category is about the sort of place you go for brunch on a Sunday morning. Good coffee is important, but so is good food.

TAWA5 Best Coffee

Blood may be thicker than water, but coffee is pretty much more important than blood. We pump our veins full at these places.

TAWA5 Best Live Performance

Wellington is a great going-out town with gigs galore on any given night. These are the events that stuck with audiences and totally made us blab all over Facebook about how awesome they were.

All about this year’s The Annual Wellingtonista Awards

Hello, my lovelies! For the fifth year in a row, it’s time for The Annual Wellingtonista Awards (#TAWA5). This post is your guide to everything TAWA-related. Time to get your vote on since VOTING IS NOW OPEN!

TAWA5 – a call for your nomination suggestions

Hello, good people of Wellington. It is time, once again for The Annual Wellingtonista Awards! Wahoo! This year we are referring to them as #TAWA5, for all your twittering needs. Once again, we would like your suggestions for what you would like nominated in the following categories, which you will be able to vote for […]

2007 AWAs Photos

Yeah, that’s our boy Hadyn hangin’ with Giovanni Ribisi at last week’s AWAs held at the mighty Mighty Mighty. Flight of the Conchord‘s Bret was there as well, to accept the Wellingtonian of the Year award, and Blam Blam Blam played and were awesome.

Oh yes, the Trendy Urban Class* were out in force to celebrate all that is good (and a little bad) about our fair city at last week’s Annual Wellingtonista Awards.

For more photos, head over here, where official photographer Mike has uploaded his pix from the evening.

* © Dominion Post.

Awards results…

  • Best Drink in Town: Negroni at Hawthorn Lounge with mandarin-infused gin
  • Best Late-Night Venue: Mighty Mighty
  • Best Cheap Eats: Satay Kingdom
  • Best un-Cheap Eats: Matterhorn
  • Best Suburban Venue: Karori Wildlife Sanctuary – Karori
  • Best Breakfast: Epic
  • Best Local Coffee Beans: Mojo
  • Best Non-Drinking Venue: Wellington waterfront on a sunny week day
  • Best Apparel Store: Madame Fancy Pants
  • Best Shop: Unity Books
  • Best Building: Wellington Central Library
  • Best Cultural Venue: Film Archive
  • Best Public Space: The Botanic Gardens
  • Best Public Art: The installations along the way to the Airport
  • Most Needed: Light rail to the airport
  • Hottest Hospo of the Year: The staff at Mighty Mighty
  • Wellington Supervillain of the Year: Kerry Prenderghastly
  • Best 2007 Wellington-based Event: Cuba St Carnival
  • Best Dub Dub Dubber: “Cracker” – Damian Christie
  • Wellingtonian of the Year: Jemaine and Bret aka. Flight of the Conchords

Hearty congratulations to all our winners

2AWA: Wellington Supervillan of the Year

Here are the nominees for the Wellington Supervillain of the Year category for the Second Annual Wellingtonista Awards (2AWA). Who controls the traffic lights? Who keeps starting grammar fights? They do, they do Who keeps buses off the maps? Who keeps lightrail under wraps? They do, they do Who’s in love with John McGrath? Who thinks only of the […]