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How we could actually improve our roads

by Joanna April 19, 2011

If you’ve ever driven from Newtown to Kilbirnie, you’ll know how godawful the intersection with State Highway One is. The problem is that in order to cross the constant stream of traffic, you are forced to rely on the kindness of strangers giving way to you of their own accord. One enterprising young man had […]

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Grey paint and padlocks

by keith March 28, 2011

There was a photo in last Tuesday’s Dom Post of a paintbrush-toting chap in bright orange. Council employees wearing high-vis vests in the paper almost never means something good, and on reading the associated story* this was no exception: Wellington City Council workers yesterday started removing graffiti in a lane that links Ghuznee St with […]

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TAWA5 Best Contribution to the Internet from Wellington

by Joanna November 20, 2010

Given that Wellington is the web capital of New Zealand, it makes sense that it’s full of people doing awesome things with and for the web.

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A quiet night in the suburbs

by Robyn June 10, 2009

Spotted at the Railway Station is this hilarious anti-graffiti ad:

Worst date ever

Find out what this nice young suburban couple are up to after the jump.

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Art on the streets

by Alan September 19, 2007

Let’s say this for the record: the Wellingtonista hates tagging. It’s just an inane and territorial fury of poodle-pissings scrawled around the town signifying nothing but a terrifying lack of imagination on the part of the tagger.

That said, there’s more to the world of graffiti than tags. And at some point graffiti changes from mindless and wanton property damage into ART, somewhere across boundaries as ragged and ill-defined and debatable as any cultural warzone. Around central Wellington, it’s all there to be discovered and mapped, tucked away in the alleys and byways of Te Aro mainly, but also scattered around the wider inner city.

[We show you some great street-art, after the jump]

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