About this site
Something’s cooking in the town by the hill…
What are the ingredients that make a town interesting; that make it bubble with activity? And whose job is it to find those ingredients and throw them into the pot? Councils and governments spend millions trying to make places work, economically, socially and culturally, and rightly so. But they can’t do it all. The small local projects that bring neighbours together; the little shops that brighten up a street; the fetes and festivals, markets and fairs, plays and concerts - most of them start a long way from council offices.
So, here in Wellington, what can we do? What ideas have we got and how can we make them work? This website sets out to unearth the things that already make our town special, and to hopefully generate a few more along the way. You don’t need to set up a string of committee meetings to get involved, and you don’t need to elect a spokesperson to have an idea. Life’s too short for all that. Just throw it in the pot and see what people think… and if you see something you might like to help with, let us know by writing in the ‘Comments’ boxes