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Review: Body Double

Female desire, that most elusive of quarries. We should be chaste, but not prudish. Experienced, but not too slutty. Up for anything. Well, not that. Or that. Maybe just don’t talk about...

Innovation Ecosystem Worries Unfounded

It was very disappointing to read Mike O’Donnell’s recent comments about the supposedly tragic state of New Zealand’s innovation ecosystem. Now whilst I respect what those guys have built, it...

Review: Zest Food Tours

An eating tour of Wellington? That’s basically every weekend in my life, but it hadn’t occurred to me to try a structured one. Enter Zest Food Tours, who run eating extravaganzas...

Sacha Lees

Wellington artist Sacha Lees began her career working on The Lord of the Rings trilogy as an illustrator, airbrush artist and creature designer. These days Lees, originally from the West...

Review: The Father

André lives in his flat where Anne, his daughter, visits him. He’d rather his daughter Elise visited but she’s busy with her art work. Or is she? And who is Pierre? And why does Laura keep...

Fronde’s Friday 5’s: Here’s A Weird One For You

Back in the day I worked at Fronde and I was also a very early user of Google Calendar which I found a lot easier to get access outside of the corporate network (these were days, hopefully, in...

Me Too

It’s no use being called brave, as I was recently, unless I do things that make my breathing shallow, my chest tight and my heart race a little.As many of you will have seen on Facebook, and on...

Zoom zoom Zoomy?

We wrote about Uber when they first came to Wellington so I’m not here to regurgitate the many cons (though this ‘game’ about the life of an Uber driver is worth a play, similar to Action...

Review: Kátya Kabanová

Kátya Kabanová was the first opera I ever saw, back in 1996 when it was here for the International Festival. I was 16, and we got $5 tickets to the dress rehersal through drama class. I was...

What’s on this week?

Here’s a round up of what shows are on this week. At Circa Theatre… Anahera, on at Circa Theatre to 7 October 2017 A contemporary domestic thriller (in the style of Broadchurch) about a...

Review: That Bloody Woman

Esther Stephens as Kate SheppardKate Sheppard, “the leading light of the New Zealand women’s suffrage movement” tells her story in this rock musical by Luke Di Somma and Gregory Cooper. Directed by Kip Chapman, (with...

Preview: Anahera

Anahera is the new play from Emma Kinane. Described as an “enthralling mix of an intense missing child drama and a behind-closed-doors look at New Zealand’s social services” it’s a...

Review: The Pickle King

The Pickle King is on now at the Hannah Playhouse and is a colourful, quirky and unique tale of love, death and what is worth preserving. Once the finest hotel in town, the Empire is now as...

Preview: The Wholehearted

Massive Company is bringing The Wholehearted to Wellington in September. An honest portrayal of the extreme power of love, it was developed through conversations with their local community,...

In which we solve all traffic problems forever

In purely coincidental timing just before an election, the National Party is handing out new roads in an Oprah-like fashion. You get a road, and you get a road and YOU get a road. How we’re...

Project Glow on the Runway

A few weeks ago we previewed the garments and accessories created for Project Glow, a fashion competition for reflective gear. Last Saturday evening we attended the Wellington show (the...

WOAP 17: Concrete, Glasshouse, Hillside

How are we all going with Wellington on a Plate then? As we tweeted today, there’s no less than three alternatives to the official site in order to help you navigate your way to a burger (One,...

WOAP 17: wine and whisky

It’s day five of this year’s Wellington on a Plate and the city seems to be buzzing. So let’s get down to it. Here’s two events I went to on Saturday. Tapas & Tastings with Matahiwi Wines at...

Bike share comes to Wellington

Around town in the last few weeks you may have noticed some small black and green bikes with signage on them. These turn out to have been set free on the town by Mighty Share (a.k.a. MTShare),...

WOAP 2017: Portlander

The Portlander at the Rydges Wellington is well-known for its beef – they are a steak restaurant after all. So of course their newish head chef decided to do a chicken burger for Wellington on...

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