On Wellington Nightlife

The Alcohol Management Strategy of Wellington City Council makes interesting reading. In light of the government reforms last year, councils have some enhanced powers to respond to the demands of the wowsers. The unintended consequences…

Why Wellington Will Never Die As A City

John Key has backtracked on his comments that Wellington is a dying city that the government has no idea how to resuscitate. He told “business leaders” in Takapuna that Wellington only had the government, Victoria…

Why Wellington Won’t Become A Backwater

Wellington has a unique position within New Zealand. It’s the transit point between the North and South Islands, but most importantly it’s the nation’s capital. Because of this, Wellington won’t become a backwater. It’s simply…

Buying A House Is Weird

Economist Shamubeel Eaqub is right, renting is better than buying. It’s weird how obsessed New Zealanders are with real estate. Browsing the real estate section of TradeMe or Open2View must rival consumption of online pornography…