Dear Stagecoach

Today (20th April), at about 5:50pm, I wanted to catch my usual bus, the #4 Happy Valley, from Willis St, opposite the Metro New World. I spotted it pulling away just as I arrived at the stop, so, thinking to myself that I would probably be able to catch up with it at one of […]

V8 Supercars: submissions close today

Well, we’d have to say we’re probably veering on the ‘no’ side of the fence with regards to the V8 Supercar race being held in Wellington, for the purely selfish reason that it’d make getting into the Central Public Library on the weekend in question an absolute nightmare (oh, and the rates hike, and the […]

Still going…

Just a quick update as to where things are at. First of all, thanks to everyone who’s come forward to offer advice and assistance. It’s been great, cheers. I’m still working at getting this template working over on my WordPress build of the site (who’d have thought 3 column template layouts would be so hard […]


As our small group of regulars will probably have realised, we’re currently on holiday. Natalie is in Austin living the high life at the SXSW Festival, and I’m a bit busy with other stuff, so will let this lie until I can get back into gear, and give it the amount of time it deserves […]

The Oxford Union Debate on Nuclear Weapons

If you’re still looking for things to do after being harangued by street performing Estonians later this evening, then head along to the Film Archive on Taranaki Street, where they’re screening the famous 1985 Oxford Union Debate on Nuclear Weapons, in which our PM, David Lange debated and defeated the then American Moral Majority leader, […]

Avangard at the Railway Station

Just because the Fringe Festival is over (and congrats to all the winners at the Fringe Awards), doesn’t mean you can’t still see some avant garde performance art on the streets. Oh no. We’ve already missed a couple of performances by Avangard – the pro-glam art band from Estonia – but I fully intend to […]

The Weekend that Was II: Gigs Galore

As well as all the sporting championships and festivals taking place around Wellington over the weekend, there was also an insane number of top gigs. Top local talents The Black Seeds, Paseload, Ghostplane were on show around town, as well as other excellent kiwi bands David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights, and The Fanatics. On […]

The Weekend that Was

The powerboaters, women cyclists and dragonboaters must have been ruing the choice of Wellington as the choice of championship venues as a, er, ‘brisk’ northerly blew in from the Hutt and across the harbour over the weekend. The wind also caused havoc with the Saturday night Neil Diamond concert at the Stadium, where the poor […]

Newtown Festival

The never-ending summer stream of Wellington suburban carnivals and fairs continues on its merry way with the start of the ten day Newtown Festival tomorrow (Fri 4 Mar). The big day is Sunday’s Fair Day, when Riddiford Street will be closed to traffic, allowing a plethora of stalls, entertainers and general mayhem to hit the […]

Tuatara Day

I must admit, I’ve never actually seen a tuatara in the flesh (in the scales?) before. So the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary are having a special Tuatara Day to allow me and the no doubt many other urbanites who haven’t seen our most famous lizard the chance to check out their resident reptile – Oliver – […]