The Brewtown produce market of last weekend engineered a lot of publicity as a lead-up but was a bit of a fizzer with a very modest array of fruit and vegetables made available for customers. Not in any way a rival for the markets that graced that of Wellington's waterfront and Lower Hutt's river carparking area.
Four months ago the suburban railways announced the completion of their double tracks between Trentham and Upper Hutt ralway stations would occur within two months and that a special event would be held in thanking the public inconvenienced by all the upheaval.
Well two months late but none the less it is now all go BUT where is this special event? And what form was it going to take - free train trips or free icecream/Christmas cake/ chocolate Santas at the stations affected?
Oh well. just make sure the new pedestrian crossing gates open and shut as designed and the underpass doesn't leak.
Wellington Cup Day is proceeding, despite Omicron, but it will look very different from previous years.
On Tuesday the Wellington Racing Club said it was working out the details and the numbers would be limited.
Racing club general manager Lucy Doig said it could operate with people in pods of 100.
The always-popular Fashion in the Field will not be hosted this weekend, and all guests and staff must be at least double-vaccinated to be able to gain entry into the venue.
This week we feature a picture from Louise Thomas, who has been to Stewart Island.
"You shall not pass!" she said defiantly standing her ground in the middle of the track. "You can however, sidle past while I stand on this stump." How can something so small be so completely unafraid of the world? South Island robin/kakaruwai (Petroica australis), Ulva Island, 7 January. I guess that makes it P. a. rakiura.