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Snapshots of Mount Victoria

by Tom Ackroyd April 23, 2016

A few photos I took as I walked the dog in the Mount Victoria town belt, and of the unveiling of a new living sculpture at the Innermost Gardens.   “A Living Sculpture” On April 3rd, Grant Lyon’s sculpture “Yeah, Nah” was unveiled by Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown at the Innermost Gardens in Mount Victoria, at […]

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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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Election 2014: Grant Robertson for Wellington Central

by Guest September 11, 2014

1. Who are you and what do you want? I’m Grant Robertson, MP for Wellington Central. I want a better New Zealand- and your Party Vote for Labour, and electorate vote to carry on working for our community. 2. What makes you different? In terms of being MP my point of difference is that I’m already doing […]

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Elections 2014: James Shaw for Wellington Central

by Sue Tyler September 11, 2014

1. Who are you and what do you want? I’m an Aro Valley native. I want New Zealand to become an economically, socially and ecologically sustainable role model for the rest of the world to follow. 2. What makes you different? I’ve had an international career in sustainable business and leadership development. I’ve worked as […]

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Elections 2014: Paul Foster Bell for Wellington Central

by Guest September 11, 2014

1. Who are you and what do you want? I’m Paul Foster-Bell, the National Candidate for Wellington Central, and I want to keep Wellington and NZ moving in the right direction. What makes you different? I can be a strong voice from within the next John Key-led National Government. I have useful skills gained working with […]

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Wellington candidates – we’ve heard from you

by Sue Tyler September 8, 2014

We put together fifteen questions we wanted answers for from anyone running for Parliament in the Wellington region. Four candidates got back to us before our deadline. Here’s what they told us. Wellington Central Paul Foster Bell’s answers James Shaw’s Answers Grant Robertson’s answers Ōhāriu Tane Woodley’s answers  

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Candidates: Stephen Whittington for ACT in Wellington Central

by noizyboy November 16, 2011

We invited all candidates in Wellington electorates to contact us with their answers to fifteen crowdsourced questions. Answers are restricted to 30 words each, and we publish them exactly as we receive them. Who are you and what do you want? I’m Steve, I grew up in Wellington, and I want a New Zealand that’s […]

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Candidates: James Shaw for the Greens in Wellington Central

by Joanna November 6, 2011

We invited all candidates in Wellington electorates to contact us with their answers to fifteen crowdsourced questions. Answers are restricted to 30 words each, and we publish them exactly as we receive them.  1.       Who are you and what do you want? I’m James Shaw and I want Wellington to show New Zealand and the world what […]

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Candidates: Kelly Buchanan for the Alliance in Wellington Central

by Alan November 4, 2011

We invited all candidates in Wellington electorates to contact us with their answers to fifteen crowdsourced questions. Answers are restricted to 30 words each, and we publish them exactly as we receive them.  Who are you and what do you want? Never ask that question! Er, I’m a geek and socialist, and want to drastically […]

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Candidates: Paul Foster-Bell for National in Wellington Central

by Joanna November 4, 2011

We invited all candidates in Wellington electorates to contact us with their answers to fifteen crowdsourced questions. Answers are restricted to 30 words each, and we publish them exactly as we receive them. Who are you and what do you want? I am National’s Candidate for Wellington Central – I want your party vote for National […]

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