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Meeting The Wellingtons

December 28th, 2011 1 Comment

The newest addition to Wilhelmina Wellington’s family-only Boxing Day lunch is sitting there, stunned. For Chelsea, yesterday, the mum who raised her teased her for wearing shoes at the Christmas barbecue. Today, the  woman who gave birth to her, Karin Kapiti, is sitting beside her at an Edwardian rimu dining table, saying, “The entire arts […]

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Gentrification Roulette

November 20th, 2011 1 Comment

Karin Kapiti sits in one of the wee towns along State Highway 1. Everything in this hamlet, Paekakariki, is exquisite. Two gourmet cafes sit across from an upscale pub. A few art galleries and a “really very good” hair salon complete the street. And have you heard of the fantastic place by the beach that […]

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Pocket-Sized Surprises

January 24th, 2011 1 Comment

Winona nurses a perry cider and peeks around the garden of the Flat of Legend with interest. In daylight, this flat of flats retains its charm. Its small courtyard garden is hemmed with exuberant roses and dahlias, mismatched, charmingly worn chairs, and mismatched charming barbecue guests. No “snarlers” on the grill here: they have brought […]

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Frankie’s Friday

June 4th, 2010 1 Comment

Frankie lives, modestly but mortgage-free, on the Kapiti Coast. She takes the train to work part-time in Wellington three days a week. This schedule keeps her from getting burned out by the nonsense at the Department of Stodge, and gives her time for her own pursuits. Frankie and some of her artsy friends have a […]

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Up The Coast

March 12th, 2010 Comments Off on Up The Coast

“You didn’t have to call to tell me Win’s back, Mummy. I’ve been reading her Twitter posts all week. At least now that she’s back she and Will can reduce their carbon footprint properly.” Even Mina has to admit that her eldest daughter, Karin Kapiti, takes herself rather seriously. Karin has her mother’s height, topped […]

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