People

We are individuals

We are individuals

For years now I have fol­lowed the likes of Inter­­net-based blog­gers Scott Schu­man of The Sar­tori­al­ist, Yvan Rod­ic of Face­hunter and Tommy Ton from Vogue.com. These street style pho­to­graph­ers have an eye for find­ing that spe­cial some­thing about the men and women of some of the world’s big cit­ies. Each blog­ger has a slightly dif­fer­ent point of […]

Collaboration home

Collaboration home

Up amongst the nat­ive trees in a small corner of New­town, four Bal­mor­al Ter­race flat­mates are brew­ing cof­fee and pre­par­ing break­fast. Rose­mary Pat­ter­son, Kate McK­en­zie, Sam­antha Guil­len and Beth Hilton gath­er around the retro tiled cof­fee table. Some perch atop cush­ions on the car­pet, while oth­ers spread out on their mat­tress base-cum-couch as they dish […]

The Interview: Melissa Clark-Reynolds

The Interview: Melissa Clark-Reynolds

Chick­ens. It was the chick­ens that told me I’d got this one wrong. When Dan the edit­or let me know that my next assign­ment would be an inter­view with Melissa Clark-Reyn­­olds, I drew a blank. Dan, in his admir­ably con­cise way, said some­thing like “suc­cess­ful busi­ness­wo­man, really inter­est­ing, I think she’ll be great”. And then, chick­ens. There’s […]

Saddlebacks: back in the saddle

Saddlebacks: back in the saddle

You could say it’s just a tree stump; or you could say that it’s a hal­lowed place, a spot where some­thing truly spe­cial occurred. For in this stump, on a bank in the Pol­hill Reserve on the slopes between Aro Valley’s Hol­lo­way Road and Zeal­and­ia, two saddle­back chicks hatched late last year — the first […]

Wellington student makes it to prime time

Wellington student makes it to prime time

Nine­teen-year-old Freya Mil­ner swapped text­books for bright lights and cos­tume fit­tings last year, play­ing the role of Cissy Smith on TV One’s new­est mini-series, When We Go To War. Fish­Head caught up with the young act­ress to get the inside scoop on life in front of the lens.   How did you feel when you got […]

A place to call home

A place to call home

Nor­rie Powers has lived in social hous­ing for the past six years, and moved into the newly ren­ov­ated Cent­ral Park Apart­ments in Brook­lyn two years ago. “Long story short, buy­ing a home for the kids mixed with a few oth­er life decisions meant I ended up here,” Nor­rie tells us with a chuckle. He sits in […]

The Interview: Russ Kalivati

The Interview: Russ Kalivati

They say you could build a battle­ship in Petone, and I reck­on that’s prob­ably right. Pho­to­graph­er Anna and I are tak­ing a drive in Seni­or Con­stable Rasau (Russ) Kalivati’s patrol car. It’s been 20 years since I was last in a police car, and this is my first time ever sit­ting up the front. Russ is […]

Capital Questions with Ben Woodward

Capital Questions with Ben Woodward

Ori­gin­ally hail­ing from Perth, Ben and his wife Helen made the move to Wel­ling­ton in Janu­ary last year. He instantly fell for the city and star­ted @WhyWellington on Twit­ter and Ins­tagram as a way of show­cas­ing what makes Wel­ling­ton unique and spe­cial, encour­aging Wel­ling­to­ni­ans to use the #Why­Wel­ling­ton hasht­ag to share what we love about […]

Fanfare for the Commons man

Fanfare for the Commons man

Jeremy Com­mons used to put on draw­ing-room oper­as. He doesn’t now, but for 14 years he ensured that these intim­ate dra­mas were reg­u­larly re-enacted, for a small audi­ence of the dis­cern­ing, at the James Cook Hotel and the Welles­ley Club. Rehears­als took place in his house on Hawker Street, in the shad­ow of St Gerard’s monastery. […]

Capital Questions with Kieran Hughes

Capital Questions with Kieran Hughes

Since com­ing to Wel­ling­ton to study hos­pit­al­ity in 1979, Kier­an Hughes has been a key part of the Wel­ling­ton food and drink scene. Pas­sion­ate about fant­ast­ic cus­tom­er ser­vice, Kier­an has spent over 30 years work­ing in many of Wellington’s most icon­ic bars and eat­er­ies. After years of plan­ning and pre­par­a­tion, he partnered with an old […]

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