Personal reflections on urbanism, urban life and sustainable urban design in Wellington, New Zealand.

Monday, December 04, 2006

A mighty backslapping

Che & Jo presenting the Wellingtonista awards at Mighty Mighty - stolen from Hadyn at http://www.flickr.com/photos/94364624@N00/313131785/in/set-72157594403874096/The results are in from the First Annual Wellingtonista Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence, held at Mighty Mighty on Friday evening. Compered by the mightily organised Jo, assisted by a veritable army of co-presenters (including Dr Che, pictured), the event has been captured for digital posterity by Mike and Flickrised by Hadyn. The fabulous Mighty Mighty proved an appropriate (though loud) venue, with one famous ex-Auckland blogger commenting approvingly on the female clientele, and the rest of us realising how much our Defender and Joust skills have deteriorated after a mere couple of decades. They could do with a little more alcohol in their cocktails, though.

I feel very flattered to have been awarded the "best Web-Writing-Wellingtonian" gong, though given that the "I love you the mostest Wellingtonian of the year" award went to Blanket Man, I'm not quite sure what to make of the honour. For those with a serious WellUrban interest in the architectural and urban space awards, the winners were:
  • If this building was a person, I would be making sweet luuurve to it right now: Wellington Public Library
  • Forget parking places, the best park is: the Botanical Gardens
  • Best public art: the Bucket Fountain
  • And in the "no surprises there" category, everyone's favourite part of town was the Cuba Quarter.
Some of you may also be glad to see that, as voted by Wellingtonista readers, what Wellington needs most of all is light rail. But you really ought to read the full results.

Noizy, Jo, Hadyn & the crowd after the Wellingtonista awards at Mighty Mighty - stolen from Hadyn at http://www.flickr.com/photos/94364624@N00/313148497/in/set-72157594403874096/


At 11:29 am, December 04, 2006, Blogger Baz said...

Congratulations. Personally I voted for "anyone but Tom", but I'm clearly in a minority ;-)

At 12:55 pm, December 04, 2006, Blogger llew said...

Well done WellUrban

At 12:58 pm, December 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done Tom, great to see your contribution recognised!! Need to organise sponsorship so you can at least get an electric tooth brush or trip to the gold coast out of it!!

At 7:15 am, December 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

great photos!! and a good night. in years to come i'll gladly mention i attended the inaugural awards.

and congrats. a well-deserved award. if i voted for you i couldn't say!

this photo session has served another purpose too. [note to self: uncanny resemblence to Dr. Brash when standing behind a podium stymies any potential political career]


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