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Wellington train brain strain

“You don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone”: Tuesday’s peak-hour train outage gave Wellingtonians another opportunity to appreciate our trains – and gets guest author Head of the Fish pondering the unhelpful ways the region runs trains

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‘Then I understood’: connecting again with the Porirua Stream

Poet, chaplain, father and Tawa local John Dennison goes exploring down the backyard… and discovers a taonga   In reflecting on his return to live in the place where he grew up, American small-holding farmer and essayist Wendell Berry writes:   ‘It is impossible to escape the sense that I am involved in history. What…

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Waterproofing Wellington

You’d be forgiven for thinking Wellingtonians are determined to spend more time knee-deep in water.  TalkWellington looks at why our places are likely to flood more, and ways we can stop it. It rains quite a lot in Wellington, and floods quite a lot. And it’s very likely to rain harder in the near future…

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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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