This weekend my best girlfriend is getting hitched (ps I'm achieving my life goal of being her bridesmaid - GO, LUCY, GO!). So, as we've been friends since we were 14, it was important to have an intimate one-to-one catch up a few weekends ago to spend a night just on us in celebration of our friendship. Nowhere could be better for the occasion than Wellington Hotel, The Grand Mercure. I'd always dismissed this hotel, which has been here as long as I can remember in Wellington, as being a bit tired. Since experiencing it and what it's like after a $12 million refurbishment this year, I can eat my words - The Grand Mercure deserves all the hype it can get...
Co-founded by former All White skipper Tim Brown, this San Fran sneaker start-up snuck into Wellington this week for one heck of a party - with friends Wellington Chocolate Factory, Coffee Supreme and Garage Project..
A bright future lies ahead for nine women led startups that developed through the Lightning Lab XX 2016 programme. I went along to Demo Day at the Embassy theatre to find out what the ladies are bringing to the startup table.
Between May and June Wellington on a Plate, Wellington's culinary event of the year, ran a competition to find a social media reporter for 2016. This sounded like too good an opportunity to ignore. So I got hashtagging...
Startup Weekend in Wellington was a smash hit on the weekend of 27 May. The Resident went along to get down with the devs. On the way, I had my idea about what Startup Weekend was challenged and changed.
The opening night for the 2016 season of Wellington on a Plate (12 August - 28 August) leaves mighty inspired about the season ahead. Winter is coming! Grab your knife and fork! And find out what you'll find me at around Wellington...
It's unexpected. It's nostalgic. It's New Plymouth born, London based Artist Francis Upritchard's first survey 'Jealous Saboteur' which just opened in Wellington at the City Gallery. The Residents went to look at some art.
Yvette Edwards is an English rose with a incredible talent for flowers. She is running classes on floristry in Wellington. Last Wednesday I had the incredibly fun task of going along to learn how to make a hand picked bouquet!
Wow! New Zealand Festival 2016 is shaping up to be the best yet! I review Australian multi-media dance epic 'The Complexity of Belonging' - a fantastic show for everyone, even if you are not used to modern dance.
Fringe Festival 2016 Lovely Lady Lump addresses cancer in a funny, mad-cap manner and makes you rethink the dreaded c word. Hilarious, clever and sincere - Lana Schwarcz's play is essential viewing this Fringe.