The Residents is based on my experiences as a 29-year-old living in my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand. It is designed to help people become better aquainted with Wellington. It's based on four principles:

  • World-class artisanal quality

  • Local collaborative communities

  • Honest stories

  • Not taking yourself too seriously


Everything that I write about is determined by me alone.  There is no team, blogging collective or higher power and I try really hard to make sure that I feature companies and events that fit in with my interests and style. 


I respect your privacy and will not give your information to third parties without explicitly contacting you first and asking. 


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Endorsements & Use of Content

The Residents features products and services I’ve purchased myself and PR samples, although I am not obliged to feature the latter at my discretion. Some products or servies may also have been purchased with a discount.

I only recommend products that I genuinely love and would recommend to a friend, but I can’t guarantee that everything will work on all people and, for beauty, all skin types. Please take into account your own skin type and allergies and wherever possible test products out yourself before purchasing.

It's a rare occurance but from time to time I accept sponsored posts which means that I am financially compensated to publish a campaign or article. I only ever work with brands that I love on campaigns and features that I feel are relevant for The Residents. Unless I clearly state I have 'AD' in the blogpost header or 'Sponsored' in the post byline, no post has been sponsored nor have I received any monetary compensation. I also work in kind with certain businesses and from time to time may have them featured or in my space for advertisements. I also use affiliate links via Commission Factory. To learn more about affiliate links please click here.

Brand collaborations allow me to keep building The Residents so it’s the best that it can be, however I’m very selective and I’ll only work with brands and ideas that fit into the blog’s ethos. Some brands work with me in kind and we have agreed that they'll sponsor a little page by providing me with in kind help. This means its a win-win-win!

Please do not use any images or content from www.theresidents.co.nz without contacting me at lucy@theresidents.co.nz