Manuela – flowers supreme and sixteen

Flowrs Manuela

One of Wellington’s favourite florist’s Flowers Manuela has been creating a beautiful touch of nature for us at meaningful moments for 16 years this week. So in this interview we talk to owner, the lovely Manuela, about growing up on a flower farm, the challenges that face our local flower growers and what she loves about her 16 years of being on Cuba St.

P.S. Flowers Manuela was also voted Wellington’s Best Florist by Capital Magazine ( well  when they were the newspaper) Readers for 7 or 8 years in a row, this just shows what a wonderful crew of super florists they are.


Kelvin Aris and Steve Templer – Playing for Wellington

kelv steve playable city pledgeme

You may have already seen these two likely lads at a good time near you with their Solid Gold Sound System and Sausage Circus. But now they are getting really serious about Wellington having fun and are doing whatever they can to join other civil disobedients at the Global Playable Cities Conference in Bristol. Oh Jeepers! Who knows what ideas they will bring back to make us have a good time but they may need a hand first. Listen in. Or else. ( please watch this video it is so funny.)

And if you want to have fun with Kelvin and Stephen and experience what their fun is like join them at the fundraiser party this weekend.


Nevada and Nick Leckie – beating the weather gods

OkewaWhoever thought a stylish yet functional raincoat could be another factor in your transport choice. Well that is just what husband and wife team Nevada and Nick Leckie have based their new label Okewa Rainwear on.

Find out more about why they are so passionate about “Raincoats” in this interview. And if you are lucky enough to get one you’ll be able to beat your feet in whatever Welly’s weather Gods throw at you?

Simon Coley & Matt Morrison – keeping it real


I have never been much of a coke drinker, but I always assumed that the named  ‘Cola’ would be a key ingredient in the drink. Not so! In this interview with Simon Coley and Wellington’s Matt Morrison of All Good Bananas, they talk about the crazy idea of actually putting the REAL Cola Nut in their Karma Kola. And amazingly this has been great for the people who grow it from a village called Boma in Sierra Leone and great for business as they got to take out the award for the “Worlds Fairest Trader”. Go this small kiwi company.

Jo Randerson and Julian Raphael – sing it to my face


SING it to my FACE, sounds a bit confrontational, and it just might get that way as an inter-generational choir will battle out their thoughts and opinions on each other at Wellington Cathedral of St Paul premiering this Friday at 7.30 and then only on Saturday at 2.30 and 7.30.

In this interview Wellington’s theater Guru, Jo Randerson of Barbarian Productions and choral champion Julian Raphael of Community Music Junction talk about why they wanted to draw these murmured sentiments out of kiwis and put them to music.

Please don’t miss the song Julian sings at the end written by 7 year olds. It does truly make you wonder……….