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Links 1 through 10 of 22 by Peter Cresswell tagged Wellington

The new Wellington bypass opened yesterday, and it gets its first test today. Tom Beard comments: Well, it's done. The changeover to the southbound leg of the bypass happened without incident at just after 6 this morning, and while it's hard to tell for s

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Modern architecture comes to Wellington in the form of a travelling exhibition of modern classics from Frank Lloyd Wright and JJP Oud, and also work from the likes of Le Corbusier, Mies can der Rohe, Walter Gropius and other early twentieth-century archit

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Look at this piece of expensive crap: the proposed design for NZ's new Supreme Court. The bill will be sent to you, to Mr and Mrs Taxpayer. The architects, Warren and Mahoney, are if you recall the same Warren and Mahoney that helped peddle the urban desi

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The AA have released the results of their '101 Best Places in NZ to Visit' survey which are listed below, and like DPF, I've emboldened my own conquests -- which just to clarify means visiting Mt Cook and Mt Ruapehu rather than climbing them.

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the Friends of Futuna have an open weekend including videos, stories and a 'haunting' -- and also a talk from Nick Blake on the architecture of the chapel at 8:30 each evening. [Hat tip Idiot/Savant] If I were in Wellington, I'd sure as hell be getting al

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I have heard more stories about indifferent staff, inexplicable delays, corked wine, cold food and off beer at the Loaded Hog than all the other bars in Wellington put together.

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I've just heard news from the Friends of Futuna Charitable Trust (story about building and Trust here) that they're already a third of the way there towards their goal of $500,000 to complete the purchase and preserve the now-moribund Futuna Chapel in Kar

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It's one of the most delightful small buildings in the country -- in fact it's probably one of the most delightful buildings in the country full stop -- and I say that as someone who is not a religious person (in case you hadn't already guessed) but this

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I'm overjoyed to hear that gas leaks have disrupted work this morning around Thorndon and central Wellington, and offices have been evacuated around Bowen St and the Terrace (just behind the Beehive). A day without bureaucrats beavering away is always a g

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Beer O'Clock comes to you once again courtesy of the fine chaps at Real Beer -- who I'm happy to say are now running boutique beer tours around Wellington. Just the job for an involuntary long weekend. This week, Stu steps up to the bar ...

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