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Makes A House A Kiwi Home

May 3rd, 2010 1 Comment

In Willow’s living room, her friend Winona and her new acquaintance Wazzer are all arcing over a basket. Wazzer, driving her ’92 Nissan, has given Winona a lift out. Upon receiving Willow’s message, there was no time to waste. Winona leans over the basket, eyes wide with adoration. “Who’s an ickle bitty baby? Who’s the […]

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Landlord’s Perogative

April 26th, 2010 Comments Off on Landlord’s Perogative

Wazzer lives in a rented bungalow in Kilbirnie with a manicurist, a call center worker, and a security/guard bouncer. (Yes, a female bouncer. Be very afraid.) In their late thirties to early forties, they have moved beyond most flatmate dramas: their occasional squabbles have a sisterly tone.  There are also two potbellied cats, tabby and […]

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The Waiting Space

April 19th, 2010 Comments Off on The Waiting Space

Willow hadn’t minced words about her flat when she offered it to Winona. “It’s the kind of place that you live when you’re saving up for something.” “If everything works out, we’ll just be there for six months, maybe  a year,” Winona admits. “I’m sure it’s fine for us.” It is, just barely. This abode […]

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Wellington Men I: The Best Mate

April 12th, 2010 Comments Off on Wellington Men I: The Best Mate

Will is deeply relieved that Wayne is still his best mate. The big O.E. has broken up mateships of longer duration than theirs, hatched at university. But Wayne is as reliable as ever. On moving day, he’s the one helping haul a king-sized bed out of a TradeMe seller’s home (“Must Pick Up”) into Will’s […]

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March 26th, 2010 Comments Off on Reunited

It’s Winona’s turn to be in a cafe, tapping an iPhone. She has taken a morning off from flat hunting to catch up with an old friend. It wasn’t entirely successful, chiefly due to the old friend’s two-year-old. She is waiting to hear from Will about a second interview he’s been on when someone behind […]

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Moore Wilson’s

March 24th, 2010 2 Comments

After letting Will sleep in while she looked at an exceptionally disappointing downtown flat, Winona decides to take a peek into Moore Wilson’s. She has heard that this wholesale distributor – cum- gourmet retailer has renovated their central store. Fifteen minutes later, she is in mild shock.  The former dark, cramped grocery, with its snaking […]

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Flat Hunting In Wellington

March 17th, 2010 Comments Off on Flat Hunting In Wellington

Flat hunting in Wellington. The sheer hell of it. Several days after their arrival, Will cases the To Rent ads on TradeMe while Winona rustles the paper (thrust upon her by her mother.) Pretty soon Will’s cellphone rings. It is a former colleague of his. What’s he been up to? Has he got a CV? […]

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