Christmas

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Leviathan
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It’s Christmas once again, and we’re on a break. Let’s face it, no one reads a website when it is sunny outside, and no one much is reading this blog any more anyway, so despite the newsy things we could write about, like the architect being announced for the new Chinese Embassy at the Basin Reserve, or the debate over new housing proposed for Shelly Bay…

Leviathan
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It has been a strange sort of end to the year, with me trying to take over from what looks like an abdication by Maximus. Difficult act to follow. But Wellington needs an outlet for discussion on architecture, and urban matters, and this seems to be it – at least, until anyone else wants to take over the role. Not sure quite what, or how, or…

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Maximus
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And so it was, one dark and chilly winters night bright and sunny summers day, that the happy elves at the Eye of the Fish decided that they would pack it in for Christmas, once more, and enjoy a well-earned break. They grouped together and gingerly picked up the old Fish, and dressed only in their festive Yuletide swimwear, carefully carried the Fish across the road,…

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Maximus
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It seems to have become traditional at this time of the year, for Maximus to go off in a huff, despondent with the state of the world, wondering if there is any point still writing a blog when no-one much is building, or worse still that no one’s reading, and everyone is now just mouthing inanities on Twitter, and to mutter into her FishFins that she’s…

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Maximus
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Watching in amazement at the North Koreans with their state sanctioned out-pouring of grief, more artificial but no less weird than the Brits did when Lady Diana died, it seems an appropriate point on which to bid farewell to this quite frankly disaster-filled year, to wish you all a Happy holiday break, and to get my togs on and go fishing myself. The proper time for…

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Maximus
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There seems to be no better time to say it than at this time of year, following on from an excellent week of serious winter weather: Merry Christmas or rather Joyous Antipodean Yuletide Felicitations! In years to come they’ll still be talking of this week, and people will hardly believe that we had so much snow. I’m always curious though, that the news reports it as…

Maximus
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It’s around this time every year that the Fish starts to get nervous. updated – scroll down for video. The day of the jolly red Santa draws closer. Pagan rituals from ancient Nordic / Celtic times get rejuvenated into a Judeo / Christian mawkish theme park of false bonhomie and pretentious piety, while the whole thing gets overtaken by the corporate marketing budgets of NZ Inc,…