Christmas

Top chef’s Christmas dinner tips: ‘Don’t practise on people’

Cooking on the festive day can be stressful but owner of Boulcott Street Bistro in Wellington, Rex Morgan, says it doesn’t have to be that way. Rex Morgan, chef and owner of Boulcott Street Bistro, Wellington. Photo: RNZ / Charlie Dreaver His first tip to make the cook’s life easier is to prepare food the day before …

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Charity warns of debt increases over Christmas

The Wellington City Mission has urged people not to go into debt for their loved ones this Christmas. Wellington City Missioner Murray Edridge and the Mission’s Community Programmes Manager Olivia Lange. Photo: RNZ / Meriana Johnsen The warning comes as the Mission prepares for an increase in the number of people accessing the charity’s financial …

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Hairdressers and barbers warned to ditch ‘thank you’ drink

Wellington barbers and hairdressers are being told not to spread the Christmas cheer by filling the glasses of their clients with beer or wine. Wellington City Council sent out letters to hairdressers and barbers to warn them, without a liquor licence, if they give clients a Christmas tipple, they could be served a $10,000 fine. …

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Rain forecast for Wellington’s Christmas Day

Rain is expected to spread as far south as the Wairarapa on Christmas Eve, although Wellington should stay dry. But on Christmas morning the capital and the upper South Island can expect rain. The South Island is definitely the island to be on for Christmas day, and the further south the better. ‘Queenstown and Wanaka …

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Updated: Wellington Traffic Warnings for Friday 21 December – NZTA

There are a number of traffic warnings in place as the annual Christmas exodus begins tomorrow. The Wellington App will keep you up to date with any additional incidents on the roads as the day progresses.   Below is the most up to date list of road closures and traffic warnings as of Thursday 20th …

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Wellington Traffic Warnings for Friday 21 December – NZTA

There are a number of traffic warnings in place as the annual Christmas exodus begins tomorrow. The Wellington App will keep you up to date with any additional incidents on the roads as the day progresses.   Below is the most up to date list of road closures and traffic warnings as of Thursday 20th …

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Counting down December (updated Xmas events)

There is no shortage of things to do (or be done) in December. So in the spirit of giving, here’s a list (updated daily) of events that are free entry, or in the spirit of Christmas. Find more event options in the What’s On, Active/To Do, and Community sections of The Wellington App. Photo by …

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Counting down December (updated Xmas events)

There is no shortage of things to do (or be done) in December. So in the spirit of giving, here’s a list (updated daily) of events that are free entry, or in the spirit of Christmas. Find more event options in the What’s On, Active/To Do, and Community sections of The Wellington App. Old St …

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Counting down December (updated Xmas events)

There is no shortage of things to do (or be done) in December. So in the spirit of giving, here’s a list (updated daily) of events that are free entry, or in the spirit of Christmas. Find more event options in the What’s On, Active/To Do, and Community sections of The Wellington App. The Salvation …

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Counting down December (updated events)

There is no shortage of things to do (or be done) in December. So in the spirit of giving, here’s a list (updated daily) of events that are free entry, or in the spirit of Christmas. Find more event options in the What’s On, Active/To Do, and Community sections of The Wellington App. The Salvation …

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Counting down December (updated events)

There is no shortage of things to do (or be done) in December. So in the spirit of giving, here’s a list (updated daily) of events that are free entry, or in the spirit of Christmas. Find more event options in the What’s On, Active/To Do, and Community sections of The Wellington App. The Salvation …

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Counting down December (updated events)

There is no shortage of things to do (or be done) in December. So in the spirit of giving, here’s a list (updated daily) of events that are free entry, or in the spirit of Christmas. Find more event options in the What’s On, Active/To Do, and Community sections of The Wellington App. Anyone can …

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Counting down December (updated events)

There is no shortage of things to do (or be done) in December. So in the spirit of giving, here’s a list (updated daily) of events that are free entry, or in the spirit of Christmas. Find more event options in the What’s On, Active/To Do, and Community sections of The Wellington App. The annual …

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Counting down the days: events in December (updated)

With just 22 days to Christmas, there is no shortage of things to do (or be done). So in the spirit of giving, here’s a list (that will be updated daily) of events that are free entry or in the spirit of Christmas that you may be able to include in your schedule. And don’t …

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Counting down the days: events in December

With just 25 days (including today) to Christmas, there is no shortage of things to do (or be done). So in the spirit of giving, here’s a list (that will be updated daily) of events that are free entry or in the spirit of Christmas that you may be able to include in your schedule. …

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Santa parades close roads this weekend

Roads and bus stops will be closed for Christmas parades in Johnsonville and Tawa on Saturday, and in Kilbirnie and Upper Hutt on Sunday. The town centre of Johnsonville will be closed from 10.00am to 1.00pm on Saturday for the Christmas Parade. The roads that will be closed are: Wanaka Street Dr Taylor Terrace Moorefield …

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Your high five events for Monday 26 November

This daily feature lists a selection of Wellington events today that are free or cost less than $20.00 (usually). You may want to check previous entries for recurring events. And there are many more options in the What’s On, Active/To Do, and Community sections of The Wellington App. Joy is… Christmas at Capital E (4 …

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Your top ten events for the weekend of 24 and 25 November

This weekly feature lists a selection of Wellington events accessible this weekend for $20.00 or less (and ideally free). You may want to check previous high five posts for recurring events. And there are many more options in the What’s On, Active/To Do, and Community sections of The Wellington App. Lambton Quay is closed to …

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Don’t Guess the YES campaign launches today

A campaign continuing the drive to change attitudes and behaviours around alcohol consumption and sexual consent launched today in Wellington. Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Ben Quinn Hospitality New Zealand Wellington branch has joined forces with Wellington Police and the Wellington City Council for the Don’t Guess the Yes campaign, with support from Sexual Assault Prevention …

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Road closures and bus diversions for this weekend’s Very Welly Christmas

All lanes of Lambton Quay and seven surrounding streets will be closed this weekend for the two-day celebrations of A Very Welly Christmas. Lambton Quay will be closed from the intersection of Whitmore and Bowen Streets to Willis Street from 12.15am on Saturday 24 November until 11.50pm Sunday 25 November. Sections of the following streets …

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Bus diversions and road closures for Petone Twilight Xmas Parade tonight

The Petone Twilight Christmas Parade 2018 from 6.00pm to 9.00pm tonight will involve road closures and changes to bus services. Jackson Street will be closed from Petone Avenue to Cuba Street. Elizabeth Street will be closed from Jackson Street to Buick Street. Buick Street will be closed from Elizabeth Street to The Esplanade. Bus services on …

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Your high five events for Friday 23 November

This daily feature lists a selection of Wellington events today that are free or cost less than $20.00 (usually). You may want to check previous entries for recurring events. And there are many more options in the What’s On, Active/To Do, and Community sections of The Wellington App. In October, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern asked …

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All go for a Very Welly Christmas

The big tree went up on Courtenay Place on Sunday and this weekend Wellington will welcome Santa and his friends to the other end of town – Lambton Quay – for family-friendly fun. The northern end of the Golden Mile will be transformed into a festive wonderland for the two-day festival with ice skating, circus …

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