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You may be interested in this, which is on in 2 days time from now. Yes, there is the AGM of the Architectural Centre, but also, there is to be a public talk / presentation from the best (one of the best? or just the best?) architectural photographer in the land, Patrick Reynolds. Not sure about you, but how is it that Auckland, that drab and…

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A group fighting to keep the Gordon Wilson Flats from being demolished, despite the building having sat empty for years, has come up with a bold new plan – one that includes a cable car. The Architectural Centre – a group which successfully appealed to the Environment Court to keep the building on the heritage list in 2017 – shared its vision for the site, including…

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I honestly did think this was a belated April Fools prank, yes indeed. I mean, a long tunnel, under Wellington, going from the Terrace tunnel right through to Wellington Road – and saving more than 60 seconds, but quite probably not the 10-15 minutes they are talking about. Let’s face it, the boy is still wet behind the ears and hasn’t really got a single clue…

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I’d love to have a real life conversation with Luxo right now – to see if he is regretting his decision to get into bed with his fellow Cerberus heads. New Zealand is now absolutely a shit-show, and if we really wanted a Government to destroy everything, then this is the right one. Funny though, I don’t recall the Dalek phrase being employed at all during…

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Wellington has long been nicknamed the “mini-Manhattan” for its shimmering high-rises sitting on the edge of the harbour. Recent changes to the District Plan will change that, as with the declaration that the Johnsonville train line is actually Rapid Transit, developers will take advantage of the new height limits, much raised from what they were previously, and Wellington’s suburban skyline is due to change, drastically. Over…

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So, finally today we had the news that we all knew was going to happen one day – that the Pink Council building (WCC’s CAB) is to be demolished and developers / visionaries are asked to submit bids and proposals for a replacement building and a Masterplan. After too many years of sitting round doing nothing, suddenly it is all go, and proposals are needed immediately….

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So, a decision has been made by the Councillors of the WCC – let’s hope it was the right call. I’m not jumping for joy, I’m not down in the dumps, I’m just evaluating the decision. Hmmm. Pondering. I actually watched a whole lot of the debate on the You Tube channel, live, which is a tedious thing, but vaguely instructive. They need to sort their…

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There’s been a lot about this house in the news recently – both the paper kind of news, and the TV kind of news. May as well get my news from proper news sources while they exist, seeing as it sounds like soon nothing is going to exist in the news world. What will we do when 3News and OneNews are ditched, and Stuff has gone…

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With the announcement of TV3 killing off Newshub, it makes transparent the sad fact that we have all known for some time, namely that advertising ruins everything. Just as much as that a lack of advertising also ruins everything. Advertising is the monster that keeps the western capitalist system alive, and it is also the thing that western capitalist systems are currently dying of an overdose…