Congratulations to all the winners.
The 2nd Annual Wellingtonista Awards was held last December 6 at Mighty Mighty organized by http://wellingtonista.com to support the Downtown Community Ministry.
Among who joined the Awards night is Actor Giovanni Ribisi, is in Wellington while shooting the film Avatar. Bret of Flight of the Conchord also there to accept the Wellingtonian of the year award and rock group Blam Blam Blam played awesome.
the people behind wellingtonista.com. Photo courtesy by Mike.
Standing from left to right: Che Tibby, Dan Slevin, James Guthrie,
Mitch Marks, Joanna McLeod (crouching), Hadyn Green, Kimberley
Rothwell, Kowhai Montgomery. Sitting from left to right: Alan Macdougall,
Mike Riversdale, Martha Craig, Tom Beard, Andrew Llewellyn. For more
According to Wellingtonista.com, they received a total of 678 votes this year or more than a 1300% increase on last year. The most votes were for best public space (587 votes), single nominee (374) and the least votes for a single nominee was 5.
On the other hand, the closest margin of victory was 2 votes (coffee beans) and the second closest was 5 votes (best apparel emporium) and the largest margin of victory was 303 votes.
And the winners are……
1. Best Drink in Town
Negroni at Hawthorn Lounge with
2. Best Late-Night Venue
3. Best Cheap Eats
4. Best un-Cheap Eats
5. Best Suburban Venue
Karori Wildlife Sanctuary – Karori
6. Best Breakfast
7. Best Local Coffee Beans
8. Best Non-Drinking Venue
Wellington waterfront on a sunny week day
9. Best Apparel Store
Madame Fancy Pants
10. Best Shop
11. Best Building
Wellington Central Library
12. Best Cultural Venue
13. Best Public Space
The Botanic Gardens
14. Best Public Art
The installations along the way to the Airport
15. Most Needed
Light rail to the airport
16. Hottest Hospo of the Year
The staff at Mighty Mighty
17. Wellington Supervillain of the Year
18. Best 2007 Wellington-based Event
Cuba St Carnival
19. Best Dub Dub Dubber
“Cracker” – Damian Christie
20. Wellingtonian of the Year
Jemaine and Bret aka.
Flight of the Conchords