Pre-Travel: The Great Escape

Pre-Travel: The Great Escape

There is an unfor­tu­nate assump­tion out there that Gen­er­a­tion Y has a poor work eth­ic. Give it a quick Google search and you will find pages upon pages of blogs and art­icles describ­ing how employ­ers can basic­ally cope with man­aging Gen Y employ­ees (the most com­mon answer seems to be micro­man­aging). Hello, my name is […]

Capital Questions with Damianos George

Capital Questions with Damianos George

Fish­Head sat down with Dami­anos (known to the world as ‘Dee’) George in the glam­or­ous Black Spar­row bar of Wellington’s fam­ous Embassy pic­ture theatre. Dee has been the man­ager of the Embassy for the past eight years, and loves every minute of it. After years of work­ing in the Wel­ling­ton hos­pit­al­ity scene, and a short […]

Diplomatic address

Diplomatic address

The 20-room res­id­ence of the Ger­man Ambas­sad­or is as grand as you would ima­gine: sprawl­ing lawns, ten­nis court, mul­tiple sit­ting rooms, a pur­­pose-built cater­ing kit­chen, and both busi­ness and private liv­ing quar­ters. As we walked into the house, the interi­or presen­ted per­fectly white fur­niture set against dark rimu-wood pan­el­ling — not a cush­ion was out […]

The Creative hub

The Creative hub

Over the hill and not too far away sits a beau­ti­fully haunt­ing house in the middle of New­town. The his­tor­ic man­sion has been trans­formed into a much-loved and well-known stu­dent flat, cur­rently occu­pied by a bust­ling group of cre­at­ives. Megan Dieud­onne and her flat­mate Dav­id Tap­penden have been enjoy­ing the expans­ive house since early last […]

Capital Questions with John Field

Capital Questions with John Field

When Fish­Head met John Field he sur­prised us by joy­fully exclaim­ing, “Are you also a Capri­corn? Today is sup­posed to be our worst day, of the worst week of 2014!” An Eng­lish import, John has had a pas­sion for the world around us since child­hood. Ini­tially inter­ested in vol­ca­noes and geo­logy, he then fell in love […]

Treasure Chest

Treasure Chest

I could write a nov­el about Anna Dean’s home. People say that your home is a reflec­tion of your per­son­al­ity, and Dean’s sense of humour is pre­val­ent through her taste in fur­niture and art­work. She admits, “I’m the type of per­son that people know will love receiv­ing an old over­head pro­ject­or as a gift.” From […]