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The Underwater Museum

December 29th, 2010 1 Comment

“What d’you want to do?” “I don’t know. What do you want to do?” A pause. All the money has been spent at the Boxing Day sales. Bilious livers cry out for a little mercy between Christmas and New Year’s. A walk would be Just The Thing, or better yet, a beach excursion. Unfortunately, the […]

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Defending The Pa

November 17th, 2010 3 Comments

Spring has reached the irritating point in Wellington.  Everyone is trying to cram in social engagements and important work tasks before the start of the “silly season” . Willow is about to have words with her flatmate, Wazzer, who has started to bring home the pick of this year’s handsome drunk backpackers at 2 AM. […]

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It’s That Time Again…

November 8th, 2010 Comments Off on It’s That Time Again…

Will, running late even by software programmer standards, took the car across town to work. Walking to his car park at the end of the day, he passes by one of the signs of a Wellington spring: a pair of backpackers, struggling against the gale, trying to hold onto their hats and packs while reading […]

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No False Modesty Here

November 3rd, 2010 Comments Off on No False Modesty Here

At Winona’s office, smugness is the order of the day. Lonely Planet, our tourism overlords, declared Wellington the coolest little capital city in the world and the fourth best place to visit. All the staff at the Department of Stodge are forgetting their mission statement “to represent all of New Zealand for our industry without […]

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