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Wellington Whare Waka

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A new building awaits us on Wellington waterfront. Opening early on Waitangi Day this coming weekend, the new Whare Waka is being officially named and declared open.

We’re going to devote some room to an an-depth discussion of the building in our next Arch Centre newsletter, due out soon, where we will have a full architectural review, but in the mean time it is kind of hard to ignore – and so this post just touches on the context of its surrounding landscape. Which is, at present, all we can really see.


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For Sale by tender: CLASSIC MEDITERRANEAN HILLSIDE HOME

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Actually, neither a classic, norĀ Mediterranean, but I guess Real Estate Agents run out of descriptors fairly quickly when a house doesn’t have conventionalĀ character appeal, norĀ potential to stamp your own personality on it (via the insatiable kiwi attitude for DIY of course). “Outstanding views” (back across the harbour to Wellington City) are of course the opening words of the ad’s script – the house does at least offer something that can be recognised as value-enhancing in a conventional sense. Read More