Home' The Wellingtonian : May 10th 2012 Contents 2 THE WELLINGTONIAN, MAY 10, 2012
V I I
N d fr r ourc or nforma on abou
0800 442 442
evel 14, Willbank House
57 Willis treet, Wellington
Frustrated Business Owner
Time & Money Freedom
Dont Delay - Register today. Limited to 20 seats.
Youre invited to
Presented by Managing Director
FSB4 Financial with 40 years
experience in Business.
John Killick: AFA, CFPCM, Fellow IFA.
Take control of your fnancial future.
Expert advice for business owners.
Planning Management Team Work
Marke ng Service Time Management HR
Take Away Tac cs
Opportunity to interact with one of
Wellington's leading business planners.
How to register: 0800 NO STRESS or
A disclosure statement is available on request,
free of charge
THERE ARE COMMON
BUSINESS OWNERS TODAY
Regula ons and Compliances
(ACC, Accoun ng, Tax)
Economic and Financial
(Cash fow, Banking, Proft)
Growth, Succession, Valua on
Produc vity, Salability,
Re rement capability
Thurs 17th May 2012
Saatchi & Saatchi
Station likely to
By MARY BAINES
Tawa commuters are likely to
have their neglected 1937 railway
station replaced by a modern shel-
ter.About 100 residents attended a
public meeting, called to hear
commuters views, at the Tawa
Community Centre on Sunday
The locals were divided as to
whether the historic station
should be restored or replaced.
But in an informal vote led by
Tawa Community Board chairman
Malcolm Sparrow, the majority
felt the costs and time needed to
restore it were too great.
If residents wanted to see it
restored, the board would have
investigated that option, Mr Spar-
Replacing the station would cost
about $600,000 and take up to
three months. Restoration of the
old building would cost at least
$1.5 million and take 18 months.
Wellington Regional Council
has recommended that replacing
the station was the better option
because of time, commuter disrup-
tion, cost and state of repair.
The building is not listed in the
New Zealand Historic Places
Trust national register or listed on
the Wellington City Council dis-
Tawa Historical Society chair-
man Bruce Murray said the his-
tory of Tawa was strongly linked
to the railway and it should be
He said the building was in such
bad condition because previous
owners chose not to apply a pru-
dent maintenance strategy.
Tawa has few historic build-
ings left within its boundaries. We
would not like this one to disap-
pear too, Mr Murray said.
Once it s gone, it s gone for-
He said the Tawa Historical
Society would like to see preser-
vation of the station, as had been
done at Plimmerton.
Wellington Regional Council
manager of rail operations Angus
Gabara said the Plimmerton
approach was too dangerous
because of the state of Tawa s
The regional council will make
the final decision in the near
Comic inspiration: Ashley Wicks, who provides the artistic inspiration for Vendetta Boulevard.
Photo: JOSEPH ROMANOS
tell comic story
By JOSEPH ROMANOS
Three young Wellington men
have formed a T-shirt company
with a unique twist.
Ashley Wicks, Nathan Brown
and Chris Berry set up Vendetta
Boulevard last last year and
launched their designer T-shirts
Each T-shirt features a comic-
type character and helps form
part of an overall Vendetta
When people buy a T-shirt
they receive one volume of the
story about the characters who
inhabit Vendetta Boulevard.
The more shirts they buy, the
more pieces of the puzzle are
T-shirts are not a new or
original product, but our point of
difference is our artwork and
designs by our very own Ashley
Wicks, Mr Berry said.
Mr Wicks, 21, studied art
design and art painting at
Onslow College and has since
undertaken the design course at
Massey University, majoring in
His sketches are edgy
depictions of characters such as
Half-Faced Hero, Feather Face
and Bigger Bite.
I like working in black and
white, he said. I m not a fan of
charcoal or paintings. I admire
them but I just don t enjoy doing
it. He said he preferred working
in shades. I understand shades
and depth and perception with
black and white.
The name Vendetta Boule-
vard was chosen because the
three company principals were
seeking something dark and
mysterious, combined with a
comic noir feel.
We wanted to depict a small
area with a dark past, Mr
The story is about characters
in the boulevard and how they
interact with one another.
The T-shirt drawings are a
snapshot of the characters lives.
I get a lot of my inspiration
from comic cover art, and that s
the main driver of the T-shirts.
The T-shirts cost $79.90.
For information, go to
Bridge to love: Mysterious padlocks
are appearing on the lagoon bridge on
The reason they are there is unknown,
but one theory is they are love locks.
This is a custom of sweethearts fixing
padlocks to a fence, gate or bridge to
symbolise their everlasting love.
Have you put a padlock on the bridge?
Email us at
Photo: PATRICK MORGAN
Links Archive May 3rd 2012 May 17th 2012 Navigation Previous Page Next Page