Jeremy Baker

The latest set of books borrowed from the Eva Street Library:

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Enjoy, Theo and Claude!

Great to welcome Mr Go's to Eva Street!IMG 3622IMG 3619IMG 3614

Mānawatia a Matariki @EvaStreet

#matariki #matariki2023 #evastreet #hannahslaneway #roberthannahcentre #rainbowbridge🌈 #pōneke #aotearoa

Collage of images of a sunny day on Hannah’s Laneway, including the Rainbow Bridge 🌈

We ran a party 🏳️‍🌈

Three people in bright fluro tops with lights and rainbow flags

Just a little party we pulled together…

Collage of a house party with many people wearing bright fluro colours

Deuxième dîner d’adieu avant de partir pour Vanuatu

@ Shepherd Restaurant

#dinner #farewell #billhastings #vanuatu

Bill at the kitchen bench at Shepherd Restaurant Three glorious dishes at Shepherd

Blue sky day. #bluesky #blueskyday #pōneke #streets

Blue sky above Mandatory store with cyclist riding pastBlue sky above Te Aro ParkBlue sky over Cuba StreetBlue sky over Eva Street

Mōrena Pōneke. #mōrena #atamārie #pōneke #evast #hannahslaneway

Poached feijoas #feijoas #poached #preserves

jars of poached feijoas

Candlelit study #candle #books #study #library

Stacks of books and notebook illuminated by a candle.

Just a little party. 🌈🎉 #CubaDupa #HouseParty #EvaSt # HannahsLaneway #Pōneke

collage of various house party pictures

A Night to Remember

Fantastic party for Mayor Tory Whanau's 40th. Wonderful party, great people, and a chance to recover and catchup the day after. #party #wellington #pōneke #torywhanau #billhastings

A night to remember

Temporary solution to the 2023 shelving crisis - double stacking. Not an acceptable long term solution but needs must… 📚 #books #shelving #crisis #2023

Horribly over stacked double shelved book case

Early morning Pōneke #Pōneke #Wellington #EvaSt

Lights in a tree reflecting in waterOld brick building with heavy graffitiRed lights in a bar

Te Aro Park, early morning. #TeAro #TeAroPark #pōneke #wellington #mōrena #AtaMārie

A pohutukawa tree lit up with festoon lights reflected in a tiled pool of water in an inner city park

Bird flying over a Pōhutukawa tree in Te Aro park. 📷 #Pōhutukawa #tree #bird #park #TeAro #Pōneke #Wellington #AtaMārie

A bird flies over a tree with dark green leaves and red flowers. Park with water features with geometric shapes and coloured tiles in the foreground. Buildings behind the tree. Clouds with spots of blue sky above.

Apartment renovations story

Today’s Pōneke / Wellington newspaper has a story about the recent renovations to the apartment that my partner and I have lived in for 22 years:

Guests love trying to find the way in to the secret room of this New York loft-style apartment in central Wellington

Many thanks to Kylie Klein-Nixon for the story, and to Andrew & Lynnette Scott (designers & project managers, Design in Residence), Liz Mark (design consultant), Phil Maxey (builder), and Reilly Joinery for making it a reality!

Also thanks to Oliver Cain for the wonderful piece, "Jeremy + Bill", which features in the story.

Wide angle shot of a loft-style apartment with wooden floors and steel beams. A richly patterned rug in the foreground. Two men on a couch, one higher than the other. Art, dining furniture and many designer lights fill the background.

Photo: Monique Ford / Stuff.

Way up high

Ivy. Hannah’s Courtyard.

ivy creepying up over a building's windows

Laneways of Wellington

The aluminium window frames of many modern buildings in Aotearoa have terrible thermal efficiency. But I think our heritage cast iron frames are even worse! #mbnov

Loft apartment iron window frames. View of similar apartment block across courtyard.

Kritika's Kitchen

Can’t stop thinking about the wonderful food that Kritika and the team at Shepherd restaurant shared with us last night. Such an incredible delicious and inventive personal take on her own food heritage with the Shepherd twist!


  • Mulligatawny and Keema Bread (lentil, cumin, smoked garlic, kombu)
  • Chaap (fengureek, mint, green chilli, lime)
  • Murg Tikki (capsicum, carrot, tumeric, peanut)
  • Machli (kingfish, coconut, yuzu kosho, citrus, coriander oil)
  • Nihari, Parantha and Pulao (goat, nihari masala, pickles, many other delights!)
  • Rasamalai (saffron, rose, Jaggery, pistachio)

Just wonderful. More of this!

Array of modern indian dishes and a picture of Kritika and the team prepareing the food.Signed menu (as outlined in post)

Wonderful meal at Kritika’s Kitchen at Shepherd Restaurant- just the best. #food #feast #pōneke #wellington

Glorious morning on Hannah’s Laneway #AtaMārie #morning #hannahslaneway #evast

Mixed style apartment buildings with multi-level connrcting bridges over a Laneway

Good morning everyone. Great view through the ‘jungle’ out to the Hannah’s Laneway and the blue sky above. #AtaMārie #UrbanGarden

Looking through dark green leaves of a rubber tree to an urdan laneway with a view of the blue sky above.