All posts tagged Wellington

Wellington Local Approved Products Policy submissions

The Wellington City Council is calling for submissions on its Local Approved Products Policy (LAPP). For those of you who aren’t down with the lingo that means the WCC is going to be regulating where New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) (aka ‘legal highs’) can be sold in our city.

Some background: last year the Government passed the Psychoactive Substances Act, the first piece of legislation globally that flipped the onus of proof onto NPS manufacturers to prove the substances were safe before they were allowed to be sold. Hallelujah. It was supposed to solve the legal high conundrum. Plenty has been written about this law else where and we can argue about whether it is working or not, but it’s the law so it goes. Continue reading →

Buckets of Love

Here is the 48 Hour Film Festival entry and Daniel J Miles, Jasmine Koh and I put together.

Wellington: one big shared space

Pohutakawa (Metrosideros excelsa) are in full bloom in Wellington. Continue reading →

Killing time

I was killing some time before a Green Party meeting. This is part of a large graffiti mural on the Garret Street carpark.
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Soho 6060

These two dudes, from the left Haydn and Joshy E, were bustin’ out some busking hip hop beats in Cuba Mall this evening.
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Giant Cheques!

One of the awesome things about the NZ Drug Foundation is that we don’t only do awesome work ourselves but we help others do awesome work.
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Supreme court. Supreme justice. Some people do not like the exterior of this building. I think it is actually pretty cool. Especially the pieces of red glass which symbolise pohutakawa flowers.
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Super Moon

Here is my photo of the Super Moon this morning.

It’s no where near as good as Sean’s photo from Lyall Bay last night.

Petone War Memorial

The Petone War Memorial is nestled in a small park of remembrance near the Hutt River.
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Home from my travels. Wellington turned on a typical day: overcast and windy, the best homecoming a Wellingtonian could ask for. I shot this pic on my phone from the taxi. You can see the Petone Pier and Matiu/Somes Island.

There will be more pictures of Senegal and London going up over the next couple of weeks, so keep tuned.