Urban Harvest

Urban Harvest is a Wellington-based company that delivers locally grown produce, meat and other culinary delights. For the festive season, they’ve branched out into Christmas hampers, and have opened a pop-up shop in their Mt Victoria headquarters (29 Hania St) for those who like to get up close with their yuletide nomz. The Wellingtonista were […]

Little Bark – Party

Friday music video time. Here’s a new one from Wellington’s Little Bark. Lots more good Little Bark listening (and free downloads) over at her bandcamp page.

Review: Wake Less

Binge Culture Collective were “attempting to create an environment that’s as fluid and responsive as a dream is.” They want to “push the boundaries of performance and explore the things that can’t be done onscreen or online.” I think they have successfully achieved these two aims. Whether the performance says anything more than ‘experimenting with […]

Review: Drowning in Veronica Lake

Veronica Lake was a film star in the 1940s. She was a tiny, sexy blonde. Her hair was styled to fall artfully over her face concealing one eye. She lived her life in a similar manner – changing her story to suit the mood she was in at the time. Drowning in Veronica Lake is […]

Pie time

Many fingers in many pies and bunny men of the moment, The Nudge have their album release gig this Friday night at San Francisco Bath House.  You’ll recognise these three from a concoction of other incarnations: Ryan  Prebble, James Coyle and Iraia Whakamoe with special guests Warren Maxwell  and DJ Electica.  $15 on the door  

Notional Significance: Clearing

 [See all Notional Significance posts] The offramp leads me down into what, for want of a better term, I will call the heart of Johnsonville. The local RSA greets me with a Bofors gun and an ad for its eponymous restaurant (“Family Friendly Environment”). Along with the Salvation Army, Super Liquor, a service station and […]

Notional Significance: Gorge

[See all Notional Significance posts] The stretch of Hutt Rd from Kaiwarawhara to Ngauranga is a long, dry slog through an artificial valley. The western side is almost natural, covered by tenacious regeneration, but often cut, buttressed and battered to keep the slope from failing, occasionally sliced by gullies and roads that scrabble up to […]

Wellingtonians welcome

This is a cheeky post but it involves a heap of Wellingtonians so bear with me. Thanks to Air NZ, it’s possible to visit Wellingtonian Bret McKenzie and funny man Hamish Blake on the set of Two Little Boys, Rob Sarkies latest feature, currently being shot in Invercargill. It’s a very rare chance to come […]

Observed on Featherston Street

Spotted on Featherston Street in the window of Espresso Republic. Could this be the work of a disgruntled landlord?

Christmas in Cuba? Something smells fishy

Obviously, the most important calendar item of the year is coming up on December 3, when we hold The Annual Wellingtonista Awards for the fifth year in a row at Mighty Mighty, but we think you might need to warm up for the event. What better way than to have a drink on FishHead? Come […]