The Wellingtonista

Random stuff about Wellington since 2005


Say it ain’t so – the Chocolate Fish to close

by Mike Riversdale September 17, 2007

Waiter Crossing - The Chocolate Fish, Scorching Bay (Wellington, NZ)Using the wonders of modern technology and the interweb we here at Wellingonsita Towers have discovered that The Chocolate Fish over at Scorching Bay is set to close.


Don’t believe us – read this article from

Wellington’s landmark Chocolate Fish Cafe is to close at the end of the year, hit by rising rent and council compliance costs.

So what can we do – find out after the break

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Being part of the community

by Joanna December 9, 2005

It’s all very good and well reading Wellingtonista every day, and thinking to yourself “hurrah, I am an active part of Wellington! I am hip and young and down with the kids” – but what have you done for the community lately? I’m not talking about giving to charity, or coaching a sports team, or […]

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Survival Guide

by llew September 7, 2005

Courtesy of the Downtown Community Ministry, here’s a guide to surviving Wellington on a low income. Hat tip to T at Survival Guide to Wellington

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Breastfeeding Bonanza

by noizyboy August 4, 2005

Women’s Health Action are celebrating World Breastfeeding Week in style, with an attempt to break the world record for “The most mothers breastfeeding simultaneously”. The valiant attempt will be made this Saturday 6th August, with the nationwide “latch-on” at 11am. The countdown will be broadcast on The Edge 97.5. The Wellington venue will be Trentham […]

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by noizyboy May 17, 2005

“Sanctuary! Sanctuary!” was the cry from within Wellingtonist Towers. The young ‘uns were blasting out the latest local tunes as some old ‘uns moved their bodies in decidedly unfunky ways. The antiquated communications system was being updated with new tubes resulting in lots of bangs and crashes. The rest of the staff were in the […]

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Rugby Registration Day for Kids

by noizyboy February 21, 2005

Just a quick note for anyone with under 13yo kids who might want to play rugby this year – registrations for Wellington Junior Rugby is this Saturday (Sat 26th). Junior Rugby is non-contact, non-tackle, and is graded to take weight and age into account. There’s more info on the game on the WRFU website, including […]

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