The Wellingtonista

Random stuff about Wellington since 2005

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The Open Space Plan

by Alan June 12, 2016

While the shape of this city is a curse for transportation planners, it is a blessing for anyone who even just occasionally wants to get outside, because the city’s edges are close by and full of opportunity. We don’t all take advantage of this though. There’s lots of good and bad reasons why people don’t, […]

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Save Kate – from who?

by Guest September 18, 2015

Walking my daughter to school on Tuesday morning, I was handed a flyer on Lambton Quay – “Keep Kate!”. As kind of a fan of the Kate Sheppard traffic lights, I took the flyer – and saw that they “were under threat of removal” with a link to a petition. I’d sign that! But turning […]

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The enlightened solution

by Guest July 10, 2013

(Guest cross-post from Giovanni Tiso over at Bat, Bean, Beam. There’s also comments worth reading there in response too) In what you might choose to view as a coincidence, the cities of Auckland and Wellington are both engaged in a fight to eradicate street begging. Not homelessness or poverty, mind you: just begging. Auckland will […]

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Bond Street needs us

by Greg Bodnar October 22, 2012

So I’ve been thinking about Bond Street for a while. I’ll credit Councillor Ian McKinnon for showing me what’s wrong with it. I happened to be speaking to him at a morning tea break after giving an oral presentation to a council sub-committee. He showed me a series of photos that had been given to […]

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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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Think Big

by noizyboy July 7, 2005

The Wellington City Council is calling for new ideas for projects that could be funded by the Plimmer Bequest – a bequest for beautifying Wellington’s bays, beaches and reserves. The Oriental Bay Beach development was the last project to be funded by the bequest. Projects that would be considered include planting trees, water features, scenic […]

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Fix it!

by noizyboy June 28, 2005

Yes, just like Bob the Builder and Winston Peters, the Wellington City Council is asking the question: Can we fix it? And apparently, the answer is “yes we can”. The Council has recently introduced a Fix It page to their (already excellent) website, where you can let the Council now of any problems in your […]

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