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Name: Tony McCrae

Blog or website: http://wah.wellington.gen.nz/

Bio: An expatriate Wellingtonian hold up in Twickenham, London.

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    • Songbooks at Te Awe
      • 24 Nov 2020
      • Wellington City Libraries News Blog
      • Calling all musicians and aficionados of musical theatre! Did you know that we have a collection of Songbooks at our newest Central City branch, Te Awe Library on Brandon Street?Before Central closed, it was home to a large collection of Songbooks and music Scores.
      • Accepted from WCL Blog feed 5 days ago by tonytw1
      • Tagged as:
      • libraries
      • music

    • The Decksmiths
      • The Decksmiths are committed to providing full-service landscaping services to Wellington and the greater area. With a proven track record from landscape design to finishing touches, having your ideas turn into reality is our passion.
      • Tagged as:
      • business

    • Bus driver facilities in Wellington
      • 15 Nov 2020
      • Metlink - Greater Wellington's public transport network
      • Metlink has been working with unions, territorial authorities across the region and our operators to fully understand this issue and ensure that that drivers are well supported and have access to a good standard of facilities.
      • Accepted from Metlink news 2 weeks ago by feedreader
      • Tagged as:
      • buses

    • Tranzurban Wellington
      • We’ve been delivering first-class public transport services to Wellingtonians since 2018 and we’re thrilled our team brought the first fully electric buses to New Zealand. We are also part Tranzit Group, an award-winning, family owned transport and tourism company operating throughout Aotearoa, New Zealand. With its head office in Wairarapa, it has been operating in Wellington for over 20 years.
      • Tagged as:
      • transport

    • Mau Whenua | Save Shelly Bay
      • Mau Whenua is a collective of Taranaki Whānui iwi members who made their opposition to proposed sale of iwi land at Shelly Bay known in late 2015 and early 2016. The land at Shelly Bay is highly significant and represents over 50% of the value of Taranaki Whānui Treaty Settlement assets in Wellington. The term Mau Whenua describes those who oppose land sales, and are determined to hold onto land and engage in environmentally and socially constructive development.
      • Tagged as:
      • lobbygroups
      • shelly-bay

    • A ride that could be ruined
      • 7 Nov 2020
      • Wellington Scoop
      • Biking around the bays is a stunning ride. But it could be ruined if traffic trebles. Cyclists will be forced off the road. Next Wednesday, Wellington City Councillors vote on a proposal to develop Shelly Bay, permitting a giant housing and shopping development. But there’s no plan to upgrade Shelly Bay Road. That could mean 3-4 vehicles every minute along a narrow road, trying to pass on blind corners. Cyclists could be expected to share a 1.5 metre path with pedestrians.
      • Accepted from Wellington Scoop features 3 weeks ago by feedreader
      • Tagged as:
      • cycling

    • Five years of not getting us moving
      • 5 Nov 2020
      • Wellington Scoop
      • There was another reminder last week that Let’s Get Wellington Moving is mis-named. Announcing that public feedback from 2000 people on changes to Wellington’s Golden Mile had overwhelmingly backed the “transform” option, it said: “The next step … is to identify a preferred option.” If only LGWM could move on from research and consultation to what we thought it was supposed to be doing – getting us moving.
      • Accepted from Wellington Scoop features 3 weeks ago by feedreader
      • Tagged as:
      • transport

    • Verb Wellington
      • Welcome to the Festival of Verb Wellington. We are so excited for all that we have in store Join us to celebrate people, stories, books, writers, readers and conversation!
      • Tagged as:
      • books
      • events

    • Affordable housing in the CBD – a pipe dream
      • 14 Oct 2020
      • Wellington Scoop
      • Partly as a byproduct of the Spatial Plan and partly because of the real-world challenge of trying to find well-priced housing in an increasingly expensive city, the current debates are tending to polarise into the people who want to preserve heritage and the people who want a sensibly-priced place to live. Both ambitions are laudable – but in Wellington, it may well be that “affordable” is not one of the feasible options, no matter how many ratty old flats we demolish.
      • Accepted from Wellington Scoop features 1 month ago by feedreader
      • Tagged as:
      • draft-spatial-plan

    • No sign of a truce
      • 13 Oct 2020
      • Wellington Scoop
      • There’s no sign of a truce in the battle over Wellington’s Spatial Plan. Who’d have expected that town planning would create so much passion? Even animosity in some quarters, despite the fact that there’s so much common ground – all the opposing groups agree that Wellington needs more homes.
      • Accepted from Wellington Scoop features 1 month ago by feedreader
      • Tagged as:
      • draft-spatial-plan

    • No Fly Zone
      • Noflyzone is asking for: A complete ban of fly-over residential areas from light aircraft. This would push the traffic over water bodies, less likely to adversely impact locals with noise (at the moment, Miramar North is heavily impacted).
      • Tagged as:
      • airport
      • lobbygroups

    • Meeting The Ferret Bookshop — Verb Wellington
      • 12 Oct 2020
      • Verb Wellington
      • A lively interview with Terry and Aames from Wellington’s oldest second-hand bookstore, The Ferret. In this edition of the ‘Maggie Meets’ profile series for Verb Wellington, I catch up with Terry and Aames who run The Ferret Bookshop. Terry admitted early in the interview that he has a penchant for inefficiency, which allowed me to quickly pigeonhole him into the “second-hand bookshop owner” stereotype. The more I dive into his story the more I realise that the story of The Ferret is not a linear one. The Ferret Bookshop is one of the only Wellington bookshops surviving from the time it was established over 40 years. Since 1979 The Ferret Bookshop has had many homes nested in and around Cuba Street. According to its owner Terry, a couple of people in the book trade founded it, one of them a fellow named Rick who used to sit at the shop desk with a lit cigarette in hand and an ashtray in arm's reach. In 1988 Terry bought the business, which is now situated next to Loretta on Cuba Street.
      • Tagged as:
      • cubastreet
      • The Ferret Bookshop, Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand (OpenStreetMap)


    • Fringe at the Gryphon
      • Fringe at the Gryphon is an Independent Fringe Venue. FatG brings you a variety of theatrical performances in the heart of Wellington's Cuba Quarter during New Zealand Fringe Festival. With theatre, comedy, improv, cabaret and more, FatG has your fringe covered!
      • Tagged as:
      • theatre

    • New Music at Te Awe
      • 9 Oct 2020
      • Wellington City Libraries News Blog
      • I’m Mark, the Customer Specialist for Music & Film at Wellington City Library. If you spent some time in the Sound & Vision section of the old Central Library you may remember seeing myself and my colleague Shinji, shifting shelves of CDs or DVDs around. We are now in charge of buying the CDs & Vinyl for the Library collection, so we thought we’d start a blog on some of the new and upcoming material we have been buying for the Music collection at our CBD Te Awe branch. My colleague Neil & I decided to do a quick one line review of these titles to see if we actually know anything about them…
      • Accepted from WCL Blog feed 1 month ago by tonytw1
      • Tagged as:
      • libraries
      • music