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WIN: The most ‘Wellington’ book a Wellingtonian could ever imagine!

The Residents: Made in Wellington by Lucy Revill is a gorgeous coffee-table book inspired by the 38 people it features, and we’ve got five to give away!

To enter, order a We Love Local gift box between Monday November 16th and Saturday December 5th – it really is Wellington’s most ‘Wellington’ book of all! 

Wellington Residents Book

You’ll enjoy reading about the founder of Weta Workshop, Sir Richard Taylor. You’ll be inspired by Marc Weir of Loretta, Tilly Lloyd of Unity Books, and Chris ‘Mu’ Faiumu of Fat Freddy’s Drop. You’ll love reading about all the people you’ve heard of before, but especially all the ones you haven’t!

This book resonates with us because it’s celebration of the local businesses and artists and their drive that make our lives more vibrant, creative and delicious – which ultimately is what inspired us to start We Love Local in the first place.

The Residents: Made in Wellington is the page-turning version of our gift boxes; filled with surprises, one of a kind treasures and a lot of feel good factor.

Author of The Residents blog and now her new crowd-funded book, Lucy Reville is a fabulous example of someone who lives and breathes our namesake. Her passion has always been to spotlight the incredible humans doing incredible work everyday that we might not always know or hear about.

“It is about holding people up and allowing them visibility as inspiration for our community. It is about being able to know what is going on in our city and who is behind the quirky magic of the capital” – Lucy

Just as Wellington never ceases to surprise and delight, so too will these peoples stories. You’ll turn the page, read the next line and be enchanted by the resilience, the passion and the innovation that’s always bubbling away behind-the-scenes.

This book has inspired many readers to connect with local events, artists and products they may not have otherwise connected with. There’s a grass-roots, interconnected web of energy among the artists in this unique city and they keep it humming, singing and dancing.

It celebrates those people, just as our gift boxes celebrate the bakers, the vintners and the artisans who inspire us. This is why we’re so pleased to give away a copy of Reville’s book. It’s collaborative karma of the most ‘Wellington’ kind!

Order any We Love Local gift box before December 5th and you’ll automatically be entered into the draw.

Why not treat yourself or someone you care about by trying our newest Craft Gin gift box featuring Imagination’s Reikorangi Dry Gin? Distilled with rainwater on the Kāpiti Coast — Imagination represents the ingenuity and the anything-is-possible attitude that epitomises the New Zealand spirit. So naturally, it’s a very fitting end of year release!

Not only will you go in the draw to win The Residents: Made In Wellington, you’ll feel confident knowing that:

  • You’ll find the perfect gift box for everyone this year – from your boss to your mother-in-law
  • Your gifts will arrive before Christmas Day
  • All purchases made at this time have a significant impact on our local business

If you’re one of the five lucky winners, you’ll get to keep it for your own bookshelf, bedside or coffee table, as a reminder of what is possible when we truly love Local.

“Wellington is a town that defies expectation. Yes, it’s the capital of New Zealand, but so much more than just politicians and public servants; It’s business owners; shoe repair shop owners; tattooists; restaurateurs; hollywood filmmakers; musi – cians; artists…” 

And to that we add – Wellington is you, and Wellington is me. 

“He aha te mea nui o te ao (What is the most important thing in the world?)

He tangata, he tangata, he tangata It is the people (It is the people, it is the people)”

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