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Movie Museum

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Well that’s a welcome wakeup call – options for a blinging new face for the proposed movie museum and conference centre in Wellington. Talk about Bling bling! And unlike yesterdays post on Erskine, today at least the architects are named, so we know it is by Studio Pacific Architecture, and that tells us that the [...]

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Erskine

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There is something about Erskine College that gets everyone going. It’s gothic, it’s iconic, and it certainly looks haunted, but the architecture and the site stir everyone’s imagination. PJ used it for one of his first big films The Frighteners, and for years it was the home of the Learning Connexxion where you could go [...]

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Wellington mayoralty

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With Celia Wade-Brown stepping out of the race this morning (announcement to be was made at 10.30am), the race is, at last, wide open. With the exception of rank outsider Keith Johnson (and he is pretty rank – never met such a grumpy old bugger in my life): the candidates so far yelling and screaming [...]

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Death to all Weasels

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This should be big news today – although, curiously, it is not showing up as front page news yet on the main media websites. Did you know that yesterday, Key, Joyce, and Barry all stood in Zealandia and declared that they were working for New Zealand to become 100% predator-free by 2050 ? The Nats, [...]

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The New Zealand Home

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This program crept up out of the blue and whacked me round the face like a groper on steroids. I had no idea it was coming, let alone that it was even in production, or that it was about to go to air last week. I mean, they didn’t even have the courtesy to ask [...]

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Housing crisis solved

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The Eye of the Fish takes housing very seriously. Lack of housing is causing headaches and headlines from north of Auckland to, well, somewhere further south of Auckland, and everywhere in between: various causes have been targeted for the lack of housing, with blame normally involving a mixture of too many foreigners, too many people [...]

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The Competition

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On a cold mid-winter’s night, is there anything better than staying indoors and watching a movie with a few hundred architectural friends? Last night was the screening of “the Competition”, a documentary behind-the-scenes of the competition for the national Art Museum of Andorra. I want to thank the sponsors, E-Boss, Veridian, Gib, James Hardies, Resene, [...]

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Maurice Clark ONZM

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Queens Birthday weekend – wasn’t that just the most glorious weather? I think the whole of New Zealand must have been outside enjoying the day – not bad for mid winter. And not a bad day for Maurice Clark either, who has been made an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit, recognising his unstinting [...]

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National Policy Statement on Housing

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Today we are all to receive words from on high – if not exactly a set of commandments carved in stone, then at least close to it, as John Key says this will solve everything. Housing, apparently, is uncontrollable by countries around the world, and yet JK is going to solve it with a Policy [...]