Hello, I'm Lucy! 

Welcome to The Residents! Thanks for stopping by! I love Wellington and think it is one of the best places in the world to live - but I didn't always feel like that.  All I needed to do was do a bit of digging and unearth the stories of the innovative and passionate people to totally change my perspective. The Residents makes it easier to find out about, and connect with the people & places that make up our city. 

Now I live in the bay with my boyfriend, Matt, in a tiny tumbledown villa, overlooking the harbour. When I am not working as a policy advisor, I'm running around finding stories for this blog. Posts go up Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7am weekly and at random times if I do a Saturday post, but usually afternoon. If you want me to do some work for you (like freelance writing or content creation), please request a media kit by asking in the subject line, emailing Who knows what adventure is next?! 



Top 3 selected Best New Zealand Lifestyle Blogs - April 2018

Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Award 2017

New Zealand Social Media Awards Finalist 2017 - Social Good

New Zealander of the Year Nominee - Young New Zealander of the Year and Local Hero of the Year - Certificate of Achievement

Selected as 37th in the top 100 New Zealand Blogs in the World

Winner of 2016 Wellington on a Plate Social Media Takeover




Radio Live (NZME) (July 2017)

Radio Active - Featured Guest (October 2017)

Uncomfortable is OK Podcast (August 2017)

Radio New Zealand - Women Still Daunted by the Idea of Op-Shopping - Morning Report (March 2018)


Guest Writer Online or Featured

UNO Magazine - 5 Things To Do in Wellington (August 2017)

Wellington On A Plate 2016 Blog (August 2016)

The Axe Blog (January 2017) Blog (Write Group Limited) (August 2017)

NZ Woman (October 2017)


Blogosphere (UK) - 'Blogger Down Under' - read here (September 2016)

Vice Magazine (January 2017)

American Express Essentials - 24 hours in... Wellington City Guide and feature contributor (October- Present 2018)


Events & Speaking

Fantail Network - Symposium 2016 (November 2016)

Wellington Marketing Meetup - Panel Speaker - Social Media (November 2016)

Biz Dojo Collider Workshop - Social Media and Personal Branding (February 2017) + Influencing With Integrity - Collider x The Residents (Full Day) (October 2017)

Ministry of Veterans Affairs - Judge of Social Media Competition (June 2017)

Wellington On A Plate - 'Looking Good' Food Photography & Styling Event (August 2017)

LitCrawl 2017 - True Stories Told Live  (Key event for literary festival speaking alongside Witi Ihimaera) (November 2017)