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Willow’s Hypothesis

October 3rd, 2011 1 Comment

On a rainy Sunday morning, Willow has begun to pack for her move to Oamaru. Winona is keeping her company and helping her decide which clothes to keep or discard. “I love my little house, but if you’ll be renting it I can stand to leave it. And really, I don’t  mind moving, because Wellington […]

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The Great Cup Battle: Locals vs. Visitors

September 13th, 2011 Comments Off on The Great Cup Battle: Locals vs. Visitors

When Nigel decided that his bar would support Namibia in the Rugby World Cup, on the basis of a maybe-booking from the Namibian team, if they made the finals, there was staff grumbling and eye-rolling. Nigel, no fool, was well aware of it. And who’s laughing now? Despite the naysayers, the “it’ll never work,” the […]

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Paradise Would Be A Parking Lot

August 16th, 2010 Comments Off on Paradise Would Be A Parking Lot

Will wants a car. His mates all wanted to know what he was looking for. “Personally, I’d like a 4 x4, at least a 3 liter. Manual, of course. I grew up with Holdens but I’m liking what some of the European makers are doing. That’s what I’d like. However, we’ll be parking it on […]

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Valley of the Bachelors

August 13th, 2010 Comments Off on Valley of the Bachelors

There are only three escapes from the Flat of Legend. Moving in with a very serious partner – going overseas – or, for males, taking up their post in The Valley of the Bachelors. In Wellington, three features mark the abodes of men who choose to live alone after they turn thirty-five. Be they blokes […]

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Hutt Chub

June 14th, 2010 Comments Off on Hutt Chub

It’s harder to stay skinny in the Hutt. As in all suburbs everywhere, this is due to driving replacing walking. Kapiti Coast denizens are not so deeply afflicted because they are always going for long beach walks. Now that her sister Winona is back, staying slim as she gets around Wellington on foot, Helena Hutt […]

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Meet Walter Wellington

March 8th, 2010 1 Comment

Winona’s father, Walter, blocks Will when he tries to go into the kitchen to help with dinner. “Come and have a drink, you look bloody exhausted!” Walter is shorter, rounder, younger, and jollier than his wife Wilhelmina, and still working for his own government department. Less outdoorsy than most New Zealand men, he’s a Corgi […]

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