Think Big

The Wellington City Council is calling for new ideas for projects that could be funded by the Plimmer Bequest – a bequest for beautifying Wellington’s bays, beaches and reserves. The Oriental Bay Beach development was the last project to be funded by the bequest. Projects that would be considered include planting trees, water features, scenic […]

Te Horo’s Hydeaway!

I know a dark secluded place A place where no one knows your face A glass of wine a fast embrace It’s called…Te Horo’s Hydeaway…CAFE (Apologies to Adler & Ross.) About 50 minutes drive North of Wellingon on State Highway 1, is the turnoff to Te Horo beach. On the corner on your left, is […]

The Best Bang Since the Big One?

If I understand this correctly, at around 5.52pm tonight, in the sky near Jupiter (very bright & very high in the North at that time), there may be a big explosion in space…. STUFF : INSIGHT – STORY : Comet versus spacecraft probe. Update: Apologies for the worst post ever – wrong night, wrong direction. […]

Cameron Burnell Photography

We’ve just discovered and added Cameron Burnell’s excellent photoblog to our links list. Cameron was the man behind the also brilliant A Wellingtonian in Aceh photoblog, and both sites are well worth your time. [Hat tip to Bloggreen]

lions in the house

army Originally uploaded by dubh. Town is fully swinging this evening for the 2nd test between the Lions and the All Blacks. So much so that even some of the more suburban orientated of the Wellingtonist collective found ourselves in Courtenay Place this afternoon, sampling the atmosphere. And what atmosphere it was: a good natured […]

Wellington Film festival – We Recommend…

God! Where to start? We’re about a third way through the programme & EVERYTHING so far looks like a must see. Kudos to Mr Gosden & his team this year. Disclaimer: Our opinions are not infallible, we saw a promisingly enthralling documentary a few years ago called Hybrid… and it was literally watching corn grow… […]

Where to watch the All Blacks

If you didn’t fly down to Christchurch for the first test, don’t have tickets to the Wellington game (Saturday 2nd July) or can’t be doing with all those Aucklanders for the final test (Saturday 9th July) then how about these options. Courtenay Place, “Party Zone” Courtenay Place will be closed to traffic and transformed into […]

The early Friday test build-up

We’re nearly through the Lions tour with just a few more days to go and back to normality for us all. The camper vans are piling up from the South, the bars are hanging Welsh/Irish/English and even Scottish flags and the events coordinators are panicking with the final details. We’re even bumping into Lions fans […]

A flag for our time

A weekend trip to the outer reaches of Wellingtonist coverage ended with a cracking visit to Pataka at Porirua and in particular the comprehensive and thought provoking ‘Symbols of Sovereignty‘ series. Outlining the extraordinary evolution of flags in New Zealand this a series of five exhibitions all with a flag theme: JACK OR BLACK – […]

Fix it!

Yes, just like Bob the Builder and Winston Peters, the Wellington City Council is asking the question: Can we fix it? And apparently, the answer is “yes we can”. The Council has recently introduced a Fix It page to their (already excellent) website, where you can let the Council now of any problems in your […]