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Tasty tastings

by Joanna September 6, 2019

Rules around advertising alcohol are pretty strict. That’s why Highball, Wellington’s first spirits & cocktail festival, was not able to tell you that for your $50 entry fee, you would absolutely be able to get your money’s worth of drunk in free samples. So instead it looked like you’d pay a lot of money to […]

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My predictions for Wellington on a Plate 2018

by Joanna June 4, 2018

Tomorrow is my favourite launch of the year – the Wellington on a Plate programme. In advance, and without having looked at their website, here’s what I think it will include (or not) so we can look tomorrow and see if I was right or wrong. There’s always a trending meat (wow is that a […]

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Park(ing) Day 2015

by Greg Bodnar March 13, 2015

The attitude around Park(ing) Day has changed dramatically since I first got involved a few years ago. Where I was struggling with by-laws to work around not getting permission to set up my space, WCC has now brought it into Parks Week and the Wellington Sculpture Trust does the logistical management. On March 11, a total […]

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Queen’s Birthday Craft Weekend

by Sue Tyler May 28, 2014

Handmade has pretty much established Wellington as the place for crafty & makey types from across the country to hang out  this weekend. There are classes, lectures, tastings, exhibitions & a pop-up shop. This year is that the majority of it is taking place in one spot, the TSB Bank Arena and Shed 6. which makes it a […]

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Park(ing) for People

by Greg Bodnar August 8, 2013

Park(ing) Day is coming around again and this time there’s some official support. Wellington Sculpture Trust is calling for expressions of interest to join them on the day. The closing date is August 12th (sorry for the late posting on this), so get those idea machines cooking. There are a total of 20 locations that will be […]

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Christmas Shopping – Part 2

by Sue Tyler December 8, 2012

Today it’s all about the markets, for there are many markets to be found in our fine city at any time. Sadly, Christmas seems to bring every Tom, Dick and market out of the woodwork. So I’m going to focus on some of the better curated markets where you walk in with high hopes of […]

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Feliz cumpleaños, La Boca Loca!

by Joanna April 16, 2012

Our favourite Miramar Mexican restaurant is turning one, and to celebrate, they invited us along to learn how to make tortillas, and to taste some tequila. It’s a hard life being a Wellingtonista, but if we have to rub shoulders with mouth heroes like Jonny and Rachel and Martin, well these are the lengths we’ll […]

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