In Issue 15 of Craccum I reviewed the great city of Wellington because I had gone down for the weekend and really didn’t have any pop culture content to review. This time around, The entire craccum editorial team were lucky to be able to head down for a 25 hour trip to attend the Student Press Awards. Our Jetstar flights were actually on time (and like pretty decent tbh) and our accommodation (The Wellington YHA) was also pretty decent too, full ticks of approval from the team. Wellington is still a pretty cool place and not much has changed since July. Lambton Quay, Cuba St and Courtenay Place are still all standing and all bustling. The weather on the sunday was hot, sunny and not windy – truly surprising for the city of Wellington. The biggest and most important part of our trip though, a visit to pay respect to the hand. Quasi by Ronnie Van Hout was originally designed for Christchurch City Gallery and is now gracing Wellington until March next year. The piece is a ‘giant hybrid face-hand’ taken from Ronnie’s face and hand himself. It is a truly terrifying and magnificent piece that is truly well worth the trip down the country to see.
Flights to Wellington still start from pretty cheap pricing if you book them on sale.
7/10: You STILL can’t beat Welly on a good day.