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And the Award goes to….

Congratulations to all the winners.

The 2nd Annual Wellingtonista Awards was held last December 6 at Mighty Mighty organized by 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 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
photos,click HERE

According to, 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

mandarin-infused gin

Best Late-Night Venue

Mighty Mighty

Best Cheap Eats

Satay Kingdom

Best un-Cheap Eats


Best Suburban Venue

Karori Wildlife Sanctuary – Karori

Best Breakfast


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

Unity Books

11. Best Building

Wellington Central Library

12. Best Cultural Venue

Film Archive

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

Kerry Prenderghastly

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

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