Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Candlelight Vigil for a Real Deal at Copenhagen

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

The long awaited Climate Change conference in Copenhagen has started for real now. We support, saying that this week is the time to show the leaders of today that we want a strong response for climate action. Let the world and the New Zealand government know just how many of us are concerned about climate change.

Candlelight VigilAvaaz and have asked people to organise candlelight vigils.There are 1400 vigils being organised in nearly 100 countries around the world. Bring a candle, and a glass jar to protect it from the wind and a banner with for instance: “the world wants a real deal”. Ask your friends and whanau along (forward this email to a few people you know now and ask them to forward it on).

Wellington’s candlelight vigil is on Saturday, 12 December, 8.30pm – 9.15pm, Courtenay Place (on the square between Burger Fuel and the St James Theatre with an aim to spread people along the length of Courtenay Place).

All I want for Christmas

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Jess Chambers and FriendsJess Chambers (she’s a part of our WSW Summer Mixed Tape compilation) is returning to Wellington for a festive season show, featuring Sam Scott as the opening act. That’s gonna be a great night – I think I can’t miss it. At San Francisco Bathhouse, Sunday 13th Dec. Doors open at 7.30pm, gig starts at 8pm. Tickets are $20, available from

Flocking for shopping, part 2

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Due to unruly weather in Wellington, Frocks on Bikes had to postpone “Flocking for Shopping” and make use of the wet weather date. The shopping and cycling event is rescheduled for Saturday, the 12th of December now. Join in!


Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

There’s a very interesting exhibition coming up at Napier’s Hawke’s Bay Museum & Art Gallery, about New Zealand’s plywood studio furniture history. Ply-Ability opens on the 12th of December and will run until June, so hopefully time enough to venture up to the vintage city for a visit.

From Garth Chester’s significant Curvesse chair from 1944, over DIY pieces, to works by contemporary designers, this exhibition explores the innovation and change in plywood furniture design.  Wellington’s furniture designer and plywood specialist Duncan Sargent has been selected to take part in the exhibition with his Coffee Drawer coffee table – a brilliant piece of work.

Frocking and flocking

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Hello everyone,

get your frocks on this Saturday and cycle to Martha’s Pantry at 10.30am, to join the Wellington Frocks on Bikes people for cycling and shopping fun. The motto: “Shop ’til you puncture!”. So while you get to see interesting shops with a bunch of like-minded gals, you can at the same time promote Lycra- and sportsgear-free inner city cycling

Here’s the programme for the morning:

Meeting spot #1: Rendezvous at 10.30am at the delightful Martha’s Pantry for a cup of tea and a safety talk (situated just off upper Cuba St on the bypass). At 11am we will set off for a little leisurely cycling to our first frock-stop: ‘Emma’ in Berhampore is offering “nana treats”, so the ride across town will be well rewarded.

Meeting spot #2 and #3: If you’d prefer, feel free to meet us at Emma in Berhampore (476 Adelaide Road) 11.30am; or at Pixel Ink/People’s Coffee on Constable St at 12.15pm.

More info on, under “Flocking for Shopping”.

Weekly Climate Walk

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Hi, just a quick note to say that the Weekly Climate Walk has moved to Tuesdays! Join us tonight (and every Tuesday), if you like, at the Embassy Theatre, at 5.30pm, to walk to the Parliament and have a cup of tea on the lawn.

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Woven tales of ink, silver and silk

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Wow, this looks fantastic! Looking forward to the exhibition, 17th – 22nd November, at Thistle Hall, cnr Cuba and Arthur Streets.

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International Day of Climate Action festival

Monday, October 26th, 2009

kiwiA perfect day – last Saturday, 24th of October, was the International Day of Climate Action, and organised a huge festival around it for everyone to participate and to show their support for science based emission targets and a sustainable future.

And what a day it was!

A big thanks to all 350 organisers who made this festival turn out perfectly, and to everyone who turned up on the day. Here are a whole lot of photos from the day, beautiful, from dawn service to a huge human sculpture forming a Kiwi on Odlins Plaza. Inspiring to see so many different people take part, from school kids to grand parents.

It was great to take part in the great harbour cycle from Eastbourne to Odlins Plaza in Wellington, with a turn out of about 190 people, and a perfect, beautiful day for it. Yeay, New Zealand!

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Craft2.0 in Lower Hutt

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Yeay, another Craft2.0 is juts around the corner! Come to Craft2.0 at The New Dowse tomorrow!

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Stash reHash

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Just heard about another crafty market in Christchurch:

Stash reHash is a fabric, haberdashery and crafty supplies market. It will be held on Sunday November 8th, 11am – 2pm at the Scottish Society Hall in St Albans, Christchurch. Entry is free.

stashrehashfinalhalf There will be over 25 stall-holders including hoarders, collectors, crafters and artists, clothing designers, fundraising groups, retailers and inheritors of grandmother’s craft stash. There will be an eclectic collection of old and new goods for sale including hard to find vintage treasures, imported designer fabrics, beautiful hand dyed yarn, notions, patterns, kits, tools and gadgets, all manner of handiwork and fibre-arts supplies, buttons, retro textiles, plenty of bargains and no doubt some weird and wonderful surprises.

Arthritis New Zealand are having a fundraising stall selling an amazing range of donated goods.