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The numpty-heads down at Parliament continue to protest and cause disruption, crying out for Freedom, when they honestly do not know what real “fighting for freedom” is all about. Stupidity abounds down there, which is sad, as I have three friends down there, and now Covid is spreading like wildfire through their ranks. My guess would be that nearly everyone down there now is infected, and…

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Just a quick question to the architectural / urban world out there – what the heck is happening to this building? I thought it was just a quick repaint job at first, because the whole place is less than 20 years old – 15? 10 ? – but something weird is going on. It has been covered with scaffolding for months now – maybe for a…

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Urban protest has a long history in New Zealand and especially in Wellington, being the capital and all that. I’ve been on a few myself over the years, and the point of them is to make a point, hopefully change someone’s point of view, and then go home for tea and see if you can spot yourself on the telly. The march for Climate Change a…

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MR AND MRS Brown first met Paddington on a housing development platform. In fact, that was how he came to have such an unusual name for a bear, for Paddington was the name of the development. The Browns were there to meet their daughter Judy, who was coming home from school for the holidays and she needed a place to stay. It was a warm summer day and…

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Are you doing a Wordle each day? You probably are – it is growing exponentially, even faster than Covid, although a lot more enjoyable. For those that don’t know, and that must be very few, there was a guy called Wardle who set up a game called Wordle (ho ho!) and it has gone from less than a 100 users to about 100 million users in…

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It’s wonderful to see that the dreams of East by West Ferries have come true, with the launching of the Ika Rere, the brand new electric ferry that will ply its way from Wellington to Eastbourne and back. It is a striking design, with the twin prows of the catamaran almost vertical for chopping through the waves of the harbour, and a vibrant acqua / turquoise…

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I can’t believe how nice this weather is right now – just beautiful, as if to make up for the rubbish weather we had immediately prior to Christmas. So, nothing to write about right now, except for the fact that obviously Eye of the Fish is on holiday, sitting by the sea somewhere, doing as little as possible. What has the world got in store for…

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Having taken the chance to venture south of the city, to deepest darkest Island Bay, home of the Empire, the old Terminus, the Parade, and nothing taller than two storeys high, I got to wondering what would the future would be like in a world where four-six storeys has been authorised, encouraged, and even mandated. It’s hard to imagine at present, with the wide leafy boulevard…

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So the Bill of Three Houses, Three Storeys, has passed. Parliament gave it the most unsexy title of all: Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill. But I think the title of Three 3 Bill would have been more interesting. Certainly, the aftermath of this extraordinarily rushed legislation will be interesting. It will enable intensification to a considerable degree, but probably not where…

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While there is a need for good commentary on the Draft District Plan, expecting us ordinary citizens to go about our everyday jobs and still have the coherence to comment authoritatively on several hundred pages of new District Plan is asking a little too much of this particular Fish and their day job. So unless I get particularly creative and energetic over the next weekend, I…