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You SHALL go to the Mall…

Dunne’s done, but Johnsonville Shopping Centre soldiers on: TalkWellington takes a closer look at the decade-long renovation saga and what it might mean for the future of Wellington retail. They’ve been leaching away for a while now. First it was the odd shop that remained shuttered when the others opened for the day’s trading. Then…

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 Weekend Reading 26 August 2017

SATURDAY 26.8.17 Weekend Reading There’s loads of interesting stuff out there about towns and what makes them good (or not) to live in – far too much for us to write about.  So each weekend TalkWellington offers you a random pick’n’mix of interesting stuff we’ve been reading. For your enjoyment, here’s this week’s. Auckland: eating…

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“Let’s go for a walk!” But where?

Whether you’re hearing “Let’s go for a walk!”  from someone excitable with four legs, or two, or both, it’s surprisingly hard to know where it’s OK to have the kids and the family dog.  A Wellington mapper and data geek has come to the rescue. Here is data geek (and dog-lover and runner) Aimee Whitcroft’s…

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Facing towards our water

Why do we love being near water? The best bits of Wellington’s towns bring people to water, and Riverlink is now turning Lower Hutt’s face to Te Awa Kairangi. The Hutt River, Te Awa Kairangi, has been engineered hard over the last century to reduce the frequency of flooding (and massively raising the stakes).  Despite…

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Big brands, small towns

Big-brand retail in Wellington is generating bad news for Ōtaki and good news for Tawa.  But there’s more to it than meets the eye.        Ōtaki is mostly known (by the rest of the region) as an outlet shopping destination, or the place you stop for 20 minutes on your roadtrip to stretch…

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