Wednesday, August 31, 2011
On the right is the more distinctive, modern castle shape of the Revera Building ... a Craig Craig Moller design. Located on the corner of Mulgrave and Pipitea Street, this modern office tower used to offer excellent harbour and city views in a charming setting next to Old St Pauls cathedral. The harbour views have been gazumped by the GCSB Building on its east side.
In essence two buildings that sit uneasily together. Thorndon.
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The daffodil is one of the first flowers of spring, whose bright yellow blooms remind us of the joys the new season will bring. It represents the hope there is for the 1 in 3 New Zealanders affected by cancer.
The donations we receive go towards vital scientific research into the causes and treatment of all types of cancer, as well as providing a wide range of support services, information, health promotion and education programmes to reduce cancer risk, awareness campaigns and programmes for people affected by cancer.
The National Bank of New Zealand is the proud principal sponsor of the event, and the hard work of its employees helps focus the nation's attention on our cause every year.
This is outside the National Bank in Featherston St ... where sausages wrapped in bread entice further donations to the worthy cause.
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on Wellington's waterfront ...they have already attracted international attention but the locals are asking for a less offensive moniker to be used.
The public toilets on Queens Wharf opened yesterday after three years of design, planning and debating over the NZ$375,000 price tag.
They are the latest addition to the capital's quirky lavatories, which include the Evans Bay Parade boat sheds at Balaena Bay and the Te Aro Park mural toilets in Courtenay Place. Wellington Waterfront chief executive Ian Pike is encouraging people to use the official name, designer dunnies, rather than lobster loos.
"It was a name that came out fairly early on in the piece but, we're moving away from it because there's some cultural sensitivity. "Food and toilets actually don't go well in Maoridom ... we had some feedback from the local iwi that indicated that wasn't a good reference."
Armadillo, crayfish and anteater have been touted as alternative names, but lobster loos seems to be the favourite for architect Bret Thurston's winning design, chosen from 28 entries. It is hoped the two concrete tentacles shrouded in orange steel, with a disabled access unisex toilet in each, will attract tourists and raise the city's profile.
"The brief for the toilets called for designers to be creative, practical, and for the structure to take on a sculptural form that will be locally and nationally recognised," Mr Pike said.
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Ian Hornblow, front-of-house manager and business partner at the White House restaurant, and owner and chef Paul Hoather, are creating a temporary ice sculpture as part of the Visa Wellington on a Plate festival.
12 blocks of ice, each weighing 150 kilograms and containing fresh fish, flowers, and vegetables, were installed against a wall in the store's atrium.
Several more blocks were later unveiled, which will be carved into some kind of sculpture in the next couple of days. Hornblow, an experienced carver, said he did not have a firm idea of what form the ice would take. "Whatever comes into my head, pretty much." Once finished, the sculpture should last two or three more days, but it was impossible to pinpoint how long it would take before the elements melted it down. Moore Wilson has paid the costs of creating the sculpture, supplying the fresh produce now encased in ice, and the blocks themselves, which were created by local ice suppliers Ice Point in a purpose-built freezer.
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This is a 2 metre high bronze cast of a man leaning forward into a good old Wellington gale perched on the edge of Wellington's spectacular waterfront. Sculptured by Max Patte it is said that he stood in this exact spot when he'd been going through a bad patch. The view and feel of the wind soothed his soul and inspired him to create Solace in the Wind.