Update for the record: I found out it was the landlord of the building who is disputing the use of the wall, not the council. The council actually sided with The Remedy.
Posting for awareness:
I am so saddened and disappointed that someone (whether business or person has yet to be determined) has decided to complain to the council about the beautiful, colorful mural on the Remedy coffee building and demand that it be whitewashed. I am usually so proud of this community, and I can’t get my head around the small mindedness and mean spiritedness of this at all.
The Remedy have asked on their Facebook for their loyal customers to come along and write in sharpie a message of support on the wall before they have to paint it plain old white - all because we have a few horrible “Karens” in town. And unfortunately, it seems the Karen’s have won this round.
Please keep support high for this wonderful business, which happens to have the best coffee and bagels around!
And to whoever it was who instigated this awful whitewashing of an iconic, bright, cheerful landmark: just know that karma is a very real thing. I trust you’ll be getting yours back to you - “Karen”.
Wellington artists who wouldn’t normally have a platform are being showcased in a home-grown collective gallery exhibition at Te Auaha.
Te Auaha, NZ Institute of Creativity on Dixon St, is hosting the second iteration exhibition ‘Have Something To Say’, a collective exhibition of artworks from five Wellington artists, which runs until Saturday, August 15.
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Martin Sloman will be the guest speaker for Parenting through the storm - Monday Aug 10, 7pm at the Hub Tongariro Street, Main Building.
Martin Sloman is an experienced counsellor originally from Wales and living In New Zealand since 2009.
He works with people over many issues including anxiety, depression, life challenges, mentoring, grief and more.
In 2010 he co-founded Whirlwind, a men's mental health charity which seeks to enable men to positively embrace their mental health through sharing stories.
In 2019 he was awarded the Queen's Services Medal for services to mental health.
This is free and open to anyone who would like to attend.