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Dispatch

Wellington

Uphill Climb

BY K. EMMA NG

Central Wellington and its harbor. Photo by Ulrich Lange.

Wellington is a comfortable city where the pace of change is slow. It’s the sort of place that people leave because of its dependable consistency, before returning, attracted by the very same reasons. In terms of scale, the city is small and will remain that way. Curving around a harbor on one side and confined by a band of tree-covered hills on the other, its physical bounds limit possibilities for expansion.

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