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Review: One Night Only

“The world’s most famous boy band, FourEver, is nearly ready to take the stage for their only New Zealand show. All that stands in their way is each other, their fans, the media, and the...

Theatre Review: Destination Beehive: 2017

You possibly couldn’t get more Wellington than heading to the theatre, regardless of the weather, to watch a musical about politics. Last week, I went along to Destination Beehive: 2017,...

Preview: Young & Hungry

For 24 years Young & Hungry and BATS Theatre have been providing young people with a platform to perform, produce and create great theatre. With the Playwrights’ Initiative producing three...

Preview: Project Glow

At a possibly not-that-secret location in the heart of Te Aro, The Wellingtonista was invited to preview the entrants for this year’s Project Glow. We had to tap on the window to gain...

Innovators Online Again

It seems like half a lifetime ago that myself and Annick Janson established New Zealand’s first online community for innovators and entrepreneurs (ION). It was a clunky PHP forum site that we...

Review: Oiko’s Hellenic Cuisine, Miramar

Oiko’s is the new Greek Restaurant, in the the southern most southest part of Miramar,  on the 2 bus route, and close to the cycle tunnel. This is firmly in Greek territory of Wellington. The...

Preview: Black Grace – As Night Falls

Following a sold-out Auckland season in 2016, and a 10-centre tour of the United States, Black Grace and Tour-Makers are proud to tour the critically acclaimed As Night Falls to seven national...

Preview: The Mooncake and the Kūmara

A man and a woman stand next to each other underneath a row of round lanterns.Layered with myth and fable, The Mooncake and the Kūmara is a moving story about a mixed-up, Māori-Chinese love affair that sprouts among rows of potatoes. Told in a mixture of English,...

Preview: Fire in the water, fire in the sky

Told through movement, dance and text, this is a modern statement on climate change, colonisation and Christianity across the Pacific Rim. It’s an untangling of the greatest collision to have...

#WellyTech 2017 Get Together - A Connection Starter

On the back of the highly successful NZ Rise TechWeek “Who Is IT Wellington” event, some internal discussion at NZ Rise and an ever increasing desire to bring together as many of the #WellyTech...

Preview: The Māori Sidesteps

Rob Mokaraka, Cohen Holloway, Erroll Anderson, Jerome Leota, and Jamie McCaskill as The Māori Sidesteps.The newest and naughtiest Maori showband on the Aotearoa entertainment scene plays at BATS Theatre during the Kia Mau Festival. Self described as “Funny Māoris with funny songs” this...

Preview: The Purple Onion

The Purple Onion  peeps into the world of Wellington’s infamous burlesque parlour as part of the Kia Mau Festival. Established in the mid 1960s, the Purple Onion was Wellington’s premiere...

Preview: Riverside Kings

Man shown wrapping his hands ready for boxingRiverside Kings opens in Upper Hutt today and plays in BATS Theatre next week as part of the Kia Mau Festival. The creators Sarita So and Natano Keni, describe it as “a physical weaving of...

3 Steps To Connecting With Me On LinkedIn

I love that you want to “Connect with me on LinkedIn” but there needs to be a bit more for me to accept.1) Tell me whySimply asking to connect ain’t enough - let me know why, is it for a...

Review: Three days in the country

Set against the backdrop of 1850’s Russia. Serfs (aka slaves) still work the land under the estate holder’s control.  Reform is coming and the country is restless. Rakitin is visiting his...

Accelerators In Government, What Do I Think Of Them?

I have been involved, in one way or another, with a number of “accelerators” both inside and outside of government. Most notably I was part of the inaugural contingent to the R9 Accelerator...

Preview: Kia Mau Festival

New Zealand’s only contemporary indigenous theatre and dance event Kia Mau Festival returns to Wellington from Friday 2 – Saturday 24 June. It’s a unique and innovative opportunity for...

BATS fundraiser preview -White Rabbit Red Rabbit

A hand making the peace sign with a nose and whiskers drawn on to make it look like a rabbitBATS is bringing the “audacious theatrical experiment“ White Rabbit Red Rabbit to Wellington for a fundraising season.  Written by Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour, the play...

DCM Bookfair dates & donations

The day of  the 2017 DCM Bookfair is Set. Set aside time for book foraging on Saturday August 5th from 8am till 8pm, at Shed 6 in Queens Wharf. Want to donate books to DCM’s Bookfair on 5...

TechWeek 2017 - Two Initial Thoughts

I was asked two questions about the Access Granted road-trip we did for TechWeek 2017 - here’s my responses (let me know if you spot them in the wild as well 1) What was one of the highlights...

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