Wellington is famous for not only the wind, but its hills, too. Tourists often wonder about how houses are built in such precarious positions. I think we resemble San Francisco a great deal. I believe people in San Francisco call their beautiful old houses Painted Ladies. We have lots of Painted Ladies around Wellington. My favourite ones are in Oriental Bay.
A friend's husband is on New Zealand's Got Talent semi-finals tonight (Sunday NZ time) and can be voted for up until Monday night - details on TVNZ's NZGT websiite or KurtX.com. He is KurtX and plays a re-adjusted harmonica. He will also be performing tomorrow Monday 18 Nov 12.30-1.30 pm outside Telecom, 50 Willis street.