James Nokise in The Bro Naissance
Q: Do Wellingtonians laugh more than other New Zealanders?
A: Well, we're a bit more hip to politics than your average Kiwi – yes, even in The Hutt.
Q: Why do we laugh less/more than the rest of New Zealand?
A: Because if your job means interacting with the government – you need a laugh...and a drink. Funnily enough, comedy shows are good for both.
Q: Wellington’s Mayor arrives to a lot of her meetings riding her bicycle. Do you think all New Zealand mayors should use their bikes to get to meetings?
A: Well The CWB (as she's known in the streets) is proper gangsta – her Samoan name translates to "Wind Cycler" - others can try, but she's the real deal.
Q: What is your favourite Wellington icon and why?
A: The Library – not the bar (which is also awesome) but the massive centre of information next to the police station, as if to say "learn – or else". I've gone around this country twice and lived in London, and it's still the best library you'll find. And it's across from Lido – who do great scrambled eggs.
Q: Do you laugh at your own jokes?
A: I laugh at stupid things (like politicians) and then the joke is my way of explaining why I'm laughing.
Q: Can you come up with a ‘knock knock’ joke about Wellington/ians
A Wellingtonian who?
A Wellingtonian who would like an obscure coffee, craft beer, gluten-free food, and a magazine about the city I live in. I'll listen to this local band with a horn section while I wait.