The Eye of the Fish

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Skyscraper

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You’d better hurry if you want to see the film “Skyscraper” as I’m not sure if it will last long on the big screen – I went to see it last night at the Embassy – the Grand’s capacity is about 800 or so – and I was one of about a dozen people who […]

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Eye eye eye, what’s this?

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The Eye of the Fish has got it’s interest piqued, by an advertising campaign on in Wellington at present. For the last few weeks, there have been a series of eyeballs rolling around on Phantom Billstickers billboards, with no clues or explanations what they refer to. A series of eyes, sometimes two eyes, sometimes a […]

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Bus revamp

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One week to go – one week till the entire Wellington Bus system is completely revamped. I’ve been following what has been happening in Auckland with their AT bus revamp, and it must be a national thing, as Dunedin is also planning a similar revamp – and of course Wellington is rolling it out too. […]

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Kiwibuild

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So the details are finally out. The way out of the Housing Crisis is to build our way out of the crisis. This is a Big F….ng Deal – the whole world will be watching. After years and years of the world – and especially New Zild – following the free market doctrine of “The […]

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Survey on Heritage

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Something has passed the desk of the Eye of the Fish, and I thought that maybe I would pass it on to you as a wider audience. It is a survey regarding the protection of heritage buildings, being undertaken by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. It is not on their website however – its […]

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Milan Mrkusich (1925-2018) Chromatic Investigator

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Today – a guest post from regular reader and commenter, Starkive, on one of New Zealand’s best modern artists: Not strictly a Wellington figure, but surely a nationally important one in painting, design and architecture, Milan Mrkusich, has died at 93. Along with the likes of McCahon, Angus and Wollaston (although never really part of […]

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School gates: solution

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“School gates chaos in Wellington forces council to develop plan to get kids out of cars” says the Dom Post today (sorry – says te Upoko o te Ika today). Well, you know what the answers to that are, don’t you? We’ve been through this a hundred times before. Step One, implement BBREO, the solution […]

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Mack twice

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I just about wept when I heard about the first fire at the Mackintosh School of Art in 2014. I’m not at all amused that they have just suffered a second fire, only months before the building was due to be handed over, post-restoration. To lose your building once is a tragedy, to lose it […]

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Te Kanohi o Te Ika

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It’s good to see the Dom Post rebranding itself today as Te Upoko o te Ika – ie the Head of the Fish !! Great move towards Te Reo Māori – but while they may indeed be a fish head, a fish is blind without its eyes. And we, my little fishy friends, are the […]