Letter from the Editors

If you haven’t been to Vinegar Lane lately, I encourage you to check out the recently completed Max Gimblett Mural @ 25 Pollen Street.

New Zealand artist Owen Dippie has most recently been working extensively on his studio practice, developing a new body of work while continuing to create mural work.

Music lovers, don’t miss the Auckland Record Fair, being held at Freemans Bay Community Centre on Tuesday 6 February (Waitangi Day), running from 9am–2.30pm. Of course there will also be CDs, cassettes, VHS and DVDs.

Tāmaki Makaurau is abuzz with activity as oOh!media installs Green Roofs across the city. Beginning 12 months ago, with a successful trial installation at Ponsonby Central’s bus shelter, oOh!media has continued its mission to re-nature urban spaces, installing 10 green roofs around the city.

Not the news we like to hear! We were sad that Golriz Ghahraman, the now former Greens MP, has had a fall from grace. We do feel for her mental health and having to deal with multiple sclerosis at the same time. However, we also know how tough retailers have found the last few years. Shoplifting costs our local businesses, including Scottie’s, a fortune and there is no excuse for theft.

A World of Wellness for 2024. It’s safe to say that for many of us, New Year’s resolutions have most definitely now fallen by the wayside. Mainly because choosing a single day to make a total life change just isn’t logical, with smaller, more achievable goals more likely to keep us on track. And now that indulgent holidays are well out of our systems, it is a good time to focus on wellness. This month, Helene Ravlich is covering contrast therapy, ayurveda, tai chi, pilates, yoga, acupuncture and feng shui.

Nostalgic Ponsonby cocktail bar celebrates a quarter century. Ponsonby staple Lime Bar is getting set to turn 25, making it the longest continuously running bar on the Ponsonby strip. A wondrous achievement for Kevin Fraser and his team. We offer our congratulations.

Summer at Kelmarna Community Farm. Diary Date: 14 and 15 February. The Gardens are producing dinner’s with flavours of Filipino cuisine produced by Luntian founder Angel Apun. For this special event, the Luntian team has created an entirely vegan menu with a special Valentine’s theme. See you there! (JAY PLATT & MARTIN LEACH)

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