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The Performance Arcade 2015

by Sue Tyler February 18, 2015

The Performance Arcade is one of those delightful yearly Wellington events that happen come rain or shine, wind or gale. The Arcade’s popped up on the waterfront every summer since 2011 and the 2015 series kicks off tonight 18th of February at 5pm. It’s running for 13 hours every day – because even artists have […]

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Craft Central, moves into the Centre of Wellington

by Sue Tyler September 29, 2014

For over a year Craft Central’s been a delightful little market held monthly at Miramar School, one of those little secrets only locals know about, like Craig the Chemist who always has stickers on hand to bring a smile to kids’ faces.  But Libby and Katherine, Craft Central’s creators, had big dreams, to turn their 100% NZ […]

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A club that would have us as a member

by Joanna August 12, 2014

Everyone has different reasons for being in the Wellingtonista, and one of mine is that it means I get invitations from lovely people to do cool things. That’s all very well and good, but it could be a little alienating for you guys. So today, I’m going to tell you about a secret special club […]

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A bunch of reasons to get outdoors

by Joanna January 17, 2014

Look at that weather. Just LOOK AT IT. Woah! We’re going to assume from all the cars parked in Thorndon that you’re already going to Garden Magic events in the dell as part of  Summer City,but here are some other things you might wanna consider: Positively Pasifika: The winner of New Zealand Idol is going, […]

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The Best School Holiday Activity Ever

by Sue Tyler September 26, 2013

There are loads of great things going on during the school holidays Seasons from Capital E at Downstage Light and Dark Art from Capital E at Carter Observatory Makery Mayhem at the Wellington MakerSpace Come As You Are at The Dowse I am unsure if anything will quite beat the true joy and excitement that will be BOX […]

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Welcome to May-lasia

by Joanna May 12, 2011

As well as carrying out all my usual duties as Empress of the Internet and Editor of the Wellingtonista, I’ve also been doing reviews of local Malaysian restaurants for Malaysia Kitchen – a global initiative that aims to educate and inform consumers about Malaysian cuisine and restaurants. It’s a hard life, being forced to eat […]

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From Paris to Pompeii – again

by Joanna November 10, 2010

As part of Massey University’s ‘Blow’ Creative Arts Festival, Leimomi Oakes is once again presenting a  a free talk and fashion show From Pompeii to Paris: the Classical influence on Western fashion See history come to life with a talk exploring how ancient Greece and Rome have influenced fashions in the West.  The talk will […]

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The not-so-secret lives of dancers

by Joanna October 29, 2010

The Royal New Zealand ballet’s been getting itself all kinds of attention lately, like with their Lady Gaga dance on YouTube, and the TV show The Secret Lives of Dancers. In addition, The Nutcracker opens tonight – we’ll have a review for you next week, but if you can’t wait or can’t afford a ticket, […]

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Zealandia is freelandia

by Robyn October 14, 2010

This weekend – 16 and 17 October, admission to Zealandia is free! Admission to Wellington’s world-first wildlife sanctuary, ZEALANDIA, is free for all locals this Saturday and Sunday! We are now 15 years into an incredible journey to restore a corner of NZ as closely as possible to the way it was before humans arrived. […]

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