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LitCrawl 2016

This Saturday literature lovers will be running from venue to venue hoping to catch their favourite writers at LitCrawl 2016. Based on the concept of a pub crawl but with more words (and...

Mrs Clinton Misses

Observing the U.S. election result unfold was very much like watching a slow motion train wreck – ugly but also fascinating. That an arrogant, racist, misogynist with no experience of political...

Preview: The Rime of the Modern Mariner

BATS Theatre celebrates 21 years of STAB annual commissions with a production of The Rime of the Modern Mariner by The PlayGround Collective. In this adaptation “the Mariner sets out to sea to...

Reviews: The Biggest, and Central

Two shows featuring asshole* men. What are the odds? The odds are good and pretty entertaining. The Biggest by Jamie McCaskill Stu has had a terrible accident, writing off the car and the boat....

Reviews of two shows now on – Lungs and Fred is Cold

Two plays on now in Wellington – one a story pre-conception, the other a story post-death. Both are very good. Review: Lungs A couple are thinking about having a child. They’re pretty sure...

Relationship Is NOT The Same As Partnership

I was at a client recently and I expressed the view that this client wasn’t particularly adept at forming partnerships and yet they had it as a key component of their future. I wasn’t...

[Cross Post] Engaging Civic-Minded Developers

(this post first appeared on the ATLabs site: Engaging Civic-Minded Developers)No-one wants to work for free.Only a handful are willing to take the time, energy and focus they normally reserve...

[Video] Open Data, Open Potential

Cracking video explaining how open data makes a difference to us all - well done to the Open Government Information and Data Programme team!(subscribe/RSS)...

Floating Above Cuba Street

James Smith Market’s Float Well offers submersion into a space that’s been a site for relaxation, meditation, and consciousness-experimentation throughout the 20th Century. The...

Dinner at Giddy-Up

The Wellingtonista got invited along to try out some of the dishes and have a beer at the Giddy-Up Mussel Bar, tucked away on Manners Street opposite Arty Bees bookshop. It sounded like a nice...

Is Lean Thinking Killing Creative Thinking?

As a frequent Startup Weekend mentor (and co-founder of a successful boot-strapped tech company), I have had plenty of real life exposure to the doctrines of lean startup. But a recent...

Preview:  Some shows on at BATS Theatre this week

PlatonicRomantic Featuring lead vocalist Moana Ete, and accompanied by the rhythm section of Slade Butler and Marcus Gurtner  A Girl Named Mo debuted ‘Mud & Stardust‘ during Fly my Pretties’...

Preview:  New Zealand Improv Festival

The New Zealand Improv Festival is at BATS Theatre all this week. See some of the country’s best practitioners and companies in unscripted theatre that’s devised before your face. That’s...

Review: Vanilla Miraka

Performer Hayley Sproull tells her story of a “white wahine’s deeply disengaged bicultural heritage”. Recognising that her Nana’s death meant a loss of connection to her Māori heritage...

Review: The grass is meaner

Alec and Mary McPherson run a little cafe in scenic New Zealand called House of Mince. Mary is a little tired of the monotony of their life but she’s happy enough. Then a man known as Donkey...

A night at the Bolton Hotel

Back in August, our editor Jo attended the Bolton Hotel‘s Wellington on a Plate event and enjoyed it mightily. In the ensuing interplay on Twitter, the Hotel invited one of us to stay the night...

We hear from some of the 2016 candidates in the local body election

So, we asked some questions. And we hoped that candidates would get in touch with us. In previous years, we’d obtained a spreadsheet of every single candidate and emailed them, and frankly,...

Candidates 2016: Justin Lester for Mayor

1. What should the council’s role be in creating affordable housing? WCC is the country’s second largest landlord. We’ve got decades of experience in providing affordable housing. I firmly...

Candidates 2016: Diane Calvert for Onslow-Western Ward

1. What should the council’s role be in creating affordable housing? Streamline consenting process. Open up new land with available public transport links. Support public/private partnerships...

Candidates 2016: Troy Mihaka for Lambton Ward

We asked the questions, they answered. 1. What should the council’s role be in creating affordable housing? Wellington City Council needs to work with developers to create more through a...

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