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Eye of the Fish / July 2013

We are a fledgling blog that was created to continue the legacy of Tom Beard’s superb WellUrban. Our aim is to further discourse on Wellington’s urban environment, as well to as report on the other aspects of life in the capital. Tom has set certainly high standards for us, and we wish him all the best in his new position.

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      • Liftshaft
        • 25 Jul 2013
        • Eye of the Fish
        • Looks like Luke’s Lane Liftshaft is likely to lay down after a long period of lonesome inactivity. Apparently it is leaning in an alarming manner – anything off vertical rings alarm bells in our vertically oriented city – and this last remnant of the 80s is due to be axed.
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        • Lukes Lane, Te Aro, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand/Aotearoa


      • Earthquake: over-reaction?
        • 21 Jul 2013
        • Eye of the Fish
        • Whilst I am fully aware that was a nasty series of shakes on Sunday evening, and indeed over the last few days, I’m very disappointed in the over-reaction of the media to this seismic event. RadioNZ reported that a building in Featherston St had a collapsed concrete facade – I don’t know about you, but I thought “Crikey! If a concrete facade can collapse, then what about the brick facades in Cuba St!” – and so I set off to find out which building had collapsed. As it turns out, none of them.
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      • Super or not?
        • 7 Jul 2013
        • Eye of the Fish
        • The news Last week that the Ghuznee St development “Ink” is to go ahead but without the accompanying New World mini-supermarket is probably a good thing. It has taken a long time to resolve itself though, with negotiations taking place over the last few years, and various proposals for different schemes in different forms. At [...]
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        • Ghuznee Street, Te Aro, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand/Aotearoa


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