The Wellingtonista

Random stuff about Wellington since 2005


Win tickets to the Grand Speakeasy Murder Mystery

by Joanna May 11, 2015

Champagne, canapes and cold-blooded murder are three of our favourite things, so we’re pretty happy to be able to have a double pass to give away to The Grand Speakeasy Murder Mystery on this Saturday, May 16. Romeo was found tragically poisoned in the speakeasy, join the investigation into his murder and help a psychic detective solve […]

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Win a VIP double pass to the Wellington Wine and Food Festival

by Joanna March 11, 2015

Wellington is a city overflowing with good restaurants and fine drops to drink. It seems ridiculous that we haven’t had our own day-of-food-and-wine-and-oh-okay-fine-beer yet. Luckily, that’s about to change with the cunningly named Wellington Food and Wine Festival. The Festival brings together the best of local food, wine, beverages and restaurants, outdoors on the waterfront […]

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Win tickets to Raybon Without a Cause

by Joanna May 2, 2013

[pullquote]Why did Kingston kill Bernie? Because he tried to mount Victoria [/pullquote] Everyone likes jokes, right? And everyone likes something for free. So would you like to win a double pass to the opening of Raybon Kan‘s comedy show on May 7? Fresh from recording his first live stand-up DVD, Raybon Kan returns to the […]

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Good cola has good karma (and a giveaway)

by Joanna April 22, 2013

A lot of people I know, myself included, have had a rough couple of weeks, so let’s talk about nice things instead! Specifically, let’s talk about Karma Cola and Gingerella. The good people at All Good Organics (they literally are good people!) dropped some off for us to try, and they were delicious. The Karma […]

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Batucada Sound Machine in town to shake it

by Joanna January 25, 2012

Cuba Street Carnival favourites Batucada Sound Machine have returned to New Zealand with a new album of tried and true road-tested tunes entitled Don’t Keep Silent, due for release January 23rd, 2012. In addition, BSM have planned their first ever comprehensive tour of New Zealand to celebrate the album release including a spot at WOMAD […]

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Will you play, baby?

by Joanna October 20, 2010

Wellington five-piece The Thomas Oliver Band have spent the past few years touring and playing live throughout New Zealand with the likes of Fat Freddy’s Drop, Gin Wigmore and Britain’s Oli Brown. Within this time the band have also written and recorded their debut full-length album Baby, I’ll Play to be released in early 2011. […]

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