Bro'Town is a New Zealand adult animated comedy television series and sitcom. It stars Mario Gaoa, Shimpal Lelisi and Oscar Kightley; the series is set amongst New Zealand's fast-growing Pacific Islander community, focuses on a central cast of five young boys. Bro'Town is heavy with popular culture references, is based on the performance of the local four-man group The Naked Samoans. Vale, Jeff da Māori and Mack live in the suburb of Morningside, attend the local college, St Sylvester’s, where their principal is a Fa’afafine and the P. E. teacher is the ex-All Black rugby player Michael Jones. Produced by New Zealand company Firehorse Films and funded by New Zealand On Air, bro'Town was made using three animation studios – two in New Zealand and one in India – and involved over 100 staff; the series was done in traditional paint animation. The show satirises the boys’ culture, with dialogue in the local vernacular; the series includes references to New Zealand literature the novels and short stories of Witi Ihimaera.
The series has strong religious references, with most episodes starting with events between God, Jesus Christ and other historical figures, which leads to the theme of the episode and the subsequent events between the boys. Vale Pepelo has a strong social conscience. Contrary to his given name, Vale is considered the intelligent one of the group seen carrying a literary classic. Valea Pepelo - brother of Vale Pepelo, is more interested in girls than his brother Vale. Whenever he sees an attractive one, he does a rendition of the'schwing!' Gesture Valea's name is an apt description. Valea has a description of " the pasher" after noting in a Bro' Town annual his moral in life is to pash hot chicks and his dream is for hot chicks that like to be pashed. Although loosely translated to Dumber, Valea is known to be only a bit behind in the National Standards, Jeff da Maori is more to fail exams, and, if under correct conditions he is amazingly intelligent. Sione Tapili - From A Samoan Descent, His Mother is known as a Sheman katera and Valea’s best mate and fancies himself as a bit of a ladies' man, while he looks for ways to impress the girl of his dreams, sixth former Mila Jizovich.
He is the bro to have dream sequences e.g. posing as a super hero, starring in famous movies ( in a scene cut from Sionerella, giving references to "Enter the Dragon" Jeff da Māori - Jeff Da Māori lives with his mum and eight dads in a car shell outside the house. He was brought up in the country by his Aunt Queenie but moved to the city for better TV reception and "because the thieving colonialist stole our land", he is portrayed with a horribly runny nose. More than the other boys, he is known for his catchphrase'Not Even Ow!'. He is known to call many people his cousin, claims "everyone's my cousin, except Winston Peters he's a'dick' ow", he is known to be cousins with famous actress Keisha Castle-Hughes and famous actor Cliff Curtis. Rodney David Damascus McCorkenstein-Taifule aka Mack - Mack rounds out the group, a heavyset boy with an effeminate demeanor and a knack for talking his way out of things, though he does stand behind his word eventually. Mack is considered a tough guy by the group.
He lives in a high class mansion with a loving mum and dad. Mack's homosexual tendencies and feminine behaviour are more and more obvious as the show develops, but his friends seem to choose to ignore it, he is known to be a snob at school excelling at most subjects, noted to be reading Memoirs of a Geisha. Pepelo Pepelo - Vale & Valea's dad is a benefit bludging, occasional fork-lift driver with a love of beer and gambling, his catchphrase is "I'm going to the pub... I may be some time". Pepelo's wife died when they were entrusted to his care. However, his method of child rearing was ignoring them to fend for themselves; the closest he inadvertently gets to parenting is telling the boys a relevant and touching story from his own life. He's known to discriminate against other ethnic minorities in Morningside, have frequent drunk-driving accidents and blame his dysfunctions on the war in Vietnam. Wong - Initially a Chinese exchange student from Hong Kong. After a rocky start he became mates with the Boys by sharing his wealth and letting them ride in his car.
He once helped the Boys by joining in the St. Sylvester's Rugby team in Get Rucked and bet a million dollars on Honky the Wonderhorse. Wong has a brother named White, who exists only to facilitate a racist pun about being unable to tell White from Wong. Constable "Bobby" Bababiba - A cynical and unsympathetic policeman who, being the only police officer to appear on the show, has been involved with many of the Boys' mishaps as he tries to restores Morningside Order, his image and name are based on actor Robbie Magasiva. Rakeesh Maadkraklikka - A disgruntled Indo-Fijian dairy store owner, he is eager to zap any potential troublemaker or thief in his store. Pepelo owes a massive debt to Rakeesh's store due to improper spending. Is married to the beautiful Satisha. Satisha Maadkraklikka - Rakeesh's spouse, she isn't as brash as her husband. However, she shows a sympathetic side as well: twice, so far, Satisha helped The Boys with their problems and issues. Reverend Minister - Stereotypical minister who heads a Samoan flock in Mornings
TrinityRoots are a band based in Wellington, New Zealand. Although they are associated with New Zealand reggae they embody a stripped back and soul-influenced rhythmic sound, which builds up to emotional drum- and guitar-led crescendos. Like their contemporaries Fat Freddy's Drop, TrinityRoots formed a loyal fan base through live performances and word of mouth, they played alongside international acts including Ben Harper, Lee Scratch Perry, The Mad Professor, as well as local bands such as Fat Freddys Drop, Salmonella Dub and Che Fu. TrinityRoots has toured small towns on sellout tours; the band's song. Before breaking up in 2005, the band released a self-titled EP and two albums and Home, Land and Sea. Both albums reached Platinum status in New Zealand with no advertising or media attention; the band separated in 2005, playing their final concert in February 2005 in a sellout concert to raise relief funds for the Boxing Day Tsunami at the Wellington Town Hall. This material was released in 2010 with accompanying documentary footage as Music Is Choice.
All members of the band and present, are involved in other musical projects and continued making music after the 2005 break-up. Lead singer and guitarist Warren Maxwell was a member of Fat Freddy's Drop until late 2006 when he left to spend more time with family, is the frontman of the acclaimed group Little Bushman. Bassist Rio Hemopo has released solo music and is involved with Breaks Co-op as a member of their live band. Drummer Riki Gooch has released solo music under his own name and as Eru Dangerspiel, as well as playing and producing for many other artists and projects such as Neil Finn, Hollie Smith and Ria Hall. In early September 2010, Trinity Roots announced they had re-formed and embarked on a tour of New Zealand. In July 2011, the band announced. Wellington-based drummer Jean Pompey has replaced him. Gooch had left the band after the recording of their first EP, was replaced by Darren Mathiassen. Gooch returned to the band during the time that True was being recorded, hence both Mathiassen and Gooch featuring in the album sleeve notes.
The song "D by D" was written by Mathiassen. Warren Maxwell Rio Hemopo Ben Wood
Mad Professor is a British national dub music producer and engineer known for his original productions and remix work. He is considered one of the leading producers of dub music's second generation and was instrumental in transitioning dub into the digital age, he has collaborated with reggae artists such as Lee "Scratch" Perry and Robbie, Pato Banton, Jah Shaka and Horace Andy, as well as artists outside the realm of traditional reggae and dub, such as Sade, Massive Attack, The Orb, the Brazilian DJ Marcelinho da lua, Grace Jones, Perry Farrel. Fraser became known as Mad Professor as a boy due to his fascination with electronics, he emigrated from Guyana to London at the age of 13 and began his music career as a service technician. He collected recording and mixing equipment and in 1979 opened his own four-track recording studio, Ariwa Sounds, in the living room of his home in Thornton Heath, he began recording lovers rock bands and vocalists for his own label and recorded his first album after moving the studio to a new location in Peckham in 1982, equipped with an eight-track setup expanding to sixteen.
Fraser's Dub Me Crazy series of albums won the support of John Peel, who aired tracks from the albums. Although early releases were not big sellers among reggae buyers, the mid-1980s saw this change with releases from Sandra Cross, Johnny Clarke, Peter Culture, Pato Banton, Macka B. Fraser moved again, this time to South Norwood, where he set up what was the largest black-owned studio complex in the UK, where he recorded successful lovers rock tracks by Cross, John McLean, Kofi, attracted Jamaican artists including Bob Andy and Faybiene Miranda, he teamed up with Lee "Scratch" Perry for the first time in 1983 for the recording of the album Mystic Warrior. Fraser's son continues his father's musical tradition, produced dub under the alias Joe Ariwa. Mad Professor has released hundreds of original recordings and has worked with a number of reggae and non-reggae artists, he is best known for his 12 instalments of the Dub Me Crazy series and 5 albums under the Black Liberation Dub banner. The following is a partial discography of his original releases including collaborations with other artists and remixes.
1983 – In A Rub A Dub Style 1985 – A Caribbean Taste of Technology 1992 – True Born African Dub 1994 – The Lost Scrolls of Moses 1995 – It's A Mad, Mad, Mad Professor 1997 – RAS Portraits 2001 – Dubbing You Crazy 2001 – Trix in the Mix 2005 – Method to the Madness 2007 – Dub You Crazy 2008 – The Dubs That Time Forgot 2009 – Audio Illusions of Dub 2012 – The Roots of Dubstep 1982 – Dub Me Crazy 1982 – Beyond The Realms of Dub 1983 – The African Connection 1983 – Escape to the Asylum of Dub 1985 – Who Knows The Secret of the Master Tape 1986 – Schizophrenic Dub 1987 – Adventures of a Dub Sampler 1988 – Experiments of the Aural Kind 1989 – Science and the Witchdoctor 1990 – Psychedelic Dub 1992 – Hijacked To Jamaica 1993 – Dub Maniacs on the Rampage 1994 – Black Liberation Dub 1995 – Anti-Racist Broadcast 1996 – The Evolution of Dub 1997 – Under The Spell of Dub 1999 – Afrocentric Dub 1997 – Dub You Crazy With Love 2000 – Dub You Crazy With Love 2008 – Bitter Sweet Dub 1990 – Mystic Warrior 1995 – Black Ark Experryments 1995 – Super Ape Inna Jungle 1996 – Experryments at the Grass Roots of Dub 1996 – Who Put The Voodoo Pon Reggae 1996 – Dub Take the Voodoo Out of Reggae 1998 – Live at Maritime Hall 1998 – Fire in Dub 2000 – Lee Perry Meets Mad Professor 2001 – Techno Dub 1982 – Rhythm Collision Dub 1983 – Punky Reggae Party – Anti Social Workers 1984 – Jah Shaka Meets Mad Professor at Ariwa Sounds 1985 – Mad Professor Captures Pato Banton 1989 – Mad Professor Recaptures Pato Banton 1989 – Mad Professor Meets Puls Der Zeit 1989 – Mad Professor Feat The Man Ezeke Remix an Dub for Sheila Giles 1990 – A Feast of Yellow Dub 1995 – No Protection 1996 – New Decade of Dub 2000 – The Inspirational Sounds of Mad Professor 2000 – Massilia London Experience 2004 – Dub Revolutionaries 2004 – From The Roots 2004 – In A Dubwise Style 2005 – Moroccan Sunrise 2005 – Dancehall Dubs 2009 – Revolution Feat.
Pato Banton And Mr. Professor 2009 – Nairobi Meets Mad Professor – Wu Wei 2010 – Izrael Meets Mad Professor and Joe Ariwa 2010 – Frente Cumbiero Meets Mad Professor 2010 – Rewired in Dub 2011 - Rewired in Dub 2012 – The Roots of Dubstep 2013 – Cedric Congo Meets Mad Professor 2014 - Method to the Madness Since the 1990s he has remixed tracks by Sade, The Orb, The KLF, Beastie Boys, Rancid, Depeche Mode, Perry Farrell and Japanese pop singer Ayumi Hamasaki, his best-known project is 1995's No Protection, an electronic dub version of Massive Attack's second album, Protection. He has done a version of I&I for New Zealand reggae band Katchafire, three versions for New Zealand electronic group Salmonella Dub and twelve remixes for Japanese musician Ayumi Hamasaki. No Protection – "Dub version of Massive Attack album Protection" A second remix album with Massive Attack is slated for releas
Benjamin Chase Harper is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Harper plays an eclectic mix of blues, soul and rock music and is known for his guitar-playing skills, live performances, activism, he has released twelve regular studio albums through Virgin Records and has toured internationally. Harper is a three-time Grammy Award winner and seven-time nominee, with awards for Best Pop Instrumental Performance and Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album in 2004 and Best Blues Album in 2013. Harper was born in California, his late father, was of African-American and Cherokee ancestry, his mother, Ellen Chase-Verdries, is Jewish. His maternal great-grandmother was a Russian-Lithuanian Jew, his parents divorced when he was five years old, he grew up with his mother's family. Harper has two brothers and Peter. Harper began playing guitar as a child, his maternal grandparents' music store The Folk Music Center and Museum laid a foundation of folk and blues for the artist, complemented by regular patrons Leonard Cohen, Taj Mahal, John Darnielle, David Lindley and quotes of William Shakespeare and Robert Frost made by his grandfather.
In 1978, at the age of 9, Harper attended Bob Marley's performance in Burbank, California where Marley was joined by former bandmate Peter Tosh for the encore. It was, according to an important influence. At the age of 12, Harper played his first gig. During the 1980s, in his teen years, Harper began to play the slide guitar, mimicking the style of Robert Johnson. Harper refined his style. Harper broke out of the Inland Empire after being offered an invitation by Taj Mahal to tour with the artist, they recorded Taj Mahal's album Follow the Drinking Gourd, released in November 1990, toured Hawaii. In 1992, Harper recorded the LP Pain with folk multi-instrumentalist Tom Freund. After this limited edition record, Harper secured a lifetime record deal with Virgin Records, which released his debut album, Welcome to the Cruel World in 1994; this allowed him to be invited at the Rencontres Trans Musicales of Rennes in France in December 1993 where he went up for the first time on a large stage. The first album was followed by Fight For Your Mind in 1995, with Juan Nelson on bass, which became a college radio favorite and included several songs that Harper still plays live regularly.
In 1999, at the Santa Barbara Bowl, Harper met Jack Johnson and sent a demo tape of Johnson's songs to his producer, J. P. Plunier, who produced Johnson's first album, Brushfire Fairytales, in December 2000. Jack Johnson became the opening act in late February 2001 for the last twenty-three cities of Ben Harper's “Innocent Criminals” tour of the United States. Early in Harper's career, his music received more attention in Europe and was played in Australia. Harper has made comments on a number of occasions. While he was a well-known and respected figure in the United States, he was a star in countries like Australia, New Zealand, Portugal, Germany and the Netherlands, receiving a great deal of airplay and critical acclaim, his popularity in Europe became wide enough that he was French Rolling Stone magazine's Artist of the Year in 2003, his Australian tour that year for Diamonds on the Inside was successful with record sales. In 2002, Harper was one of the featured singers covering Motown hits by Marvin Gaye in the documentary, Standing in the Shadows of Motown.
Harper was featured on the album True Love by Toots and the Maytals, which won the Grammy Award in 2004 for Best Reggae Album, showcased many notable musicians including Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Trey Anastasio, Gwen Stefani / No Doubt, Bonnie Raitt, Manu Chao, The Roots, Ryan Adams, Keith Richards, Toots Hibbert, Paul Douglas, Jackie Jackson, Ken Boothe, The Skatalites. On April 3, 2004, Harper and Jack Johnson performed with Toots and the Maytals on Saturday Night Live, a show hosted by Donald Trump. In October 2004, Harper participated in the Vote for Change concert tour organized to benefit Moveon.org and encourage people in the swing states to vote during the 2004 U. S. presidential election. In the same month, Harper contributed a live recording of the song "Oppression" to For The Lady, a benefit album for jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner and Burmese pro-democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi. In 2006, Harper released the double album Both Sides of the Gun which debuted at #7 on the Billboard charts.
Though uncredited, he appears in the 2006 David Lynch film Inland Empire, alongside his wife Laura Dern. Harper is part of the No Nukes group, against the expansion of nuclear power. In 2007 the group recorded a music video of a new version of the Buffalo Springfield song "For What It's Worth". Harper's collaboration "Boa Sorte/Good Luck" with Brazilian singer Vanessa da Mata peaked at #1 in Brazil and Portugal. In Brazil it won a coveted Prêmio Multishow for "Best Song" in 2008. In 2008, Harper participated in the benefit album Songs for Tibet. On August 27, 2010, it was reported that Harper had formed a band called Fistful of Mercy with Dhani Harrison and Joseph Arthur. Fistful of Mercy released their debut record, As I Call You Down, on October 5, 2010. On May 17, 2011, Harper's official site posted that his next album was released, entitled Give Till It's Gone; the album is a continuation of recording with Relentless7. On October 1, 2012, a new album from Harper with Charlie Musselwhite was announced entitled Get Up! on Stax Records / Concord Music Group.
The official release date for the album was January 29, 2013. G
Neil Mullane Finn is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and musician. With his brother Tim Finn, he was the co-frontman for Split Enz, a project that he joined after it was founded by Tim and others, became the frontman for Crowded House, he has recorded several successful solo albums and assembled diverse musicians for the 7 Worlds Collide project. Finn rose to prominence in the late 1970s with Split Enz and wrote the successful songs "One Step Ahead", "History Never Repeats", "I Got You" and "Message to My Girl", among others. Finn rose to international fame after Split Enz broke up in 1984. While his brother Tim left for England, Neil was the founder of Crowded House with Split Enz's last drummer Paul Hester in 1985; the group achieved international success in 1987 when they released the single "Don't Dream It's Over", written by Neil. He ended Crowded House in 1996 to embark on what was to become a moderately successful solo career, has released two albums with his brother Tim as the Finn Brothers.
In 2006, after the death of drummer Paul Hester, Finn reformed Crowded House and released their first studio album in over 13 years, Time on Earth, the band began a world tour. In 2010, Finn commenced another world tour with Crowded House in support of their 2010 release, Intriguer. In February 2014, Finn released Dizzy Heights. On 9 April 2018, it was announced that Finn would perform with Fleetwood Mac as part of their forthcoming tour in 2018, replacing Lindsey Buckingham. Finn was born the youngest of four children to Mary Finn in Te Awamutu, New Zealand, his mother, a devout Catholic who moved to New Zealand from Ireland at the age of two, maintained a religious influence over the family. Speaking of Catholicism, Finn stated "It's a great fertile ground for pulling lyrics out. Lots of good stuff going on in there, good rituals and imagery and lots of guilt. It's a potent combination. I think you're blessed to be brought up with some kind of weird dogma like that." His father, the son of a farmer from Waikato, served in the army in Italy and became an accountant during World War II.
His parents instilled an "inspiring admiration of music" in young Finn. In addition to music, Finn enjoyed sports swimming, rugby and biking; as a child, Finn would perform at family gatherings with his older brother Tim. Finn recalled, "We'd sing all night, it was much part of our upbringing.... That was the first inkling of the seduction of live performance." He idolized his brother and wished to imitate his actions, learning to play guitar and piano at the same time Tim did. Tim was more public about his musical aspirations, won ten shillings in his school's annual talent contest shortly after enrolling; when Tim left to study at Sacred Heart College, a boarding school in Auckland, eight-year-old Neil started playing a guitar that his older brother left behind. A natural performer, Finn was nicknamed'The Ant' by his family due to his determined and ambitious nature. Finn attended Sacred Heart boarding Te Awamutu College, he decided to become a musician at the age of 12 and throughout his school years performed in prisons and hospitals, as well as at home gatherings.
Finn finished school in 1975. In 1976, Finn formed the group After Hours, with Mark Hough, Geoff Chunn, Alan Brown. Not long after the band's debut performance, Finn's brother invited him to join Split Enz in London, replacing original singer-songwriter Phil Judd. By 1980, he was sharing lead singer duties and wrote their first international hit, "I Got You". Finn contributed to the band's albums, briefly assumed leadership of the band after Tim Finn left in 1984, prior to the cessation of the band. After the breakup of Split Enz in 1984. Finn formed a new band called The Mullanes with Split Enz drummer Paul Hester, guitarist Craig Hooper of The Reels, bassist Nick Seymour, whom Neil had met on the final Split Enz tour. Hooper left just before they recorded their first album, at which time the band was renamed Crowded House, inspired by the rental home they shared while recording in Los Angeles. Crowded House went on to enormous success worldwide, in particular with two major hits: "Don't Dream It's Over" and "Weather With You".
Both Neil and his brother Tim were invested as Officers of the Order of the British Empire for services to New Zealand music in the 1993 Queen's Birthday Honours List. After releasing four albums, Crowded House, Temple of Low Men and Together Alone, the group broke up in 1996, followed this action by releasing a greatest hits album Recurring Dream. Following the breakup of Crowded House, Finn embarked on a solo career; the album Afterglow was released in 1999, which contained unreleased Crowded House recordings. Finn appeared alongside Roddy Frame and Graham Gouldman as part of the BBC Four's "Songwriters' Circle" series in 1999, explained that "Don't Dream It's Over" and "Better Be Home Soon" were both written with all of the elements of each song—such as lyrics and verses—emerging at the same time. Finn sang the opening lines of The Verve song "The Drugs Don't Work" to the opening chords of the latter song. Finn penned a theme song for the All Blacks' participation in the 1999 Rugby World Cup, "Can You Hear Us?", that made it to the top of the NZ charts in Octo
Wellington is the capital city and second most populous urban area of New Zealand, with 418,500 residents. It is located at the south-western tip of the North Island, between Cook Strait and the Remutaka Range. Wellington is the major population centre of the southern North Island, is the administrative centre of the Wellington Region, which includes the Kapiti Coast and Wairarapa, its latitude is 41°17′S, making it the world's southernmost capital of a sovereign state. Wellington features a temperate maritime climate, is the world's windiest city by average wind speed; the Wellington urban area comprises four local authorities: Wellington City, on the peninsula between Cook Strait and Wellington Harbour, contains the central business district and about half the population. As the nation's capital since 1865, the New Zealand Government and Parliament, Supreme Court and most of the public service are based in the city. Architectural sights include the Government Building—one of the largest wooden buildings in the world—as well as the iconic Beehive.
Wellington is home to several of the largest and oldest cultural institutions in the nation such the National Archives, the National Library, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, numerous theatres. It plays host to many artistic and cultural organisations, including the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Royal New Zealand Ballet. One of the world's most liveable cities, the 2016 Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranked Wellington 12th in the world. Wellington's economy is service-based, with an emphasis on finance, business services, government, it is the centre of New Zealand's film and special effects industries, a hub for information technology and innovation, with two public research universities. Wellington is one of New Zealand's chief seaports and serves both domestic and international shipping; the city is served by the third busiest airport in the country. Wellington's transport network includes train and bus lines which reach as far as the Kapiti Coast and Wairarapa, ferries connect the city to the South Island.
Wellington takes its name from Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington and victor of the Battle of Waterloo: his title comes from the town of Wellington in the English county of Somerset. It was named in November 1840 by the original settlers of the New Zealand Company on the suggestion of the directors of the same, in recognition of the Duke's strong support for the company's principles of colonisation and his "strenuous and successful defence against its enemies of the measure for colonising South Australia". One of the founders of the settlement, Edward Jerningham Wakefield, reported that the settlers "took up the views of the directors with great cordiality and the new name was at once adopted". In the Māori language, Wellington has three names. Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara refers to Wellington Harbour and means "the great harbour of Tara". In New Zealand Sign Language, the name is signed by raising the index and ring fingers of one hand, palm forward, to form a "W", shaking it from side to side twice.
The city's location close to the mouth of the narrow Cook Strait leads to its vulnerability to strong gales, leading to the city's nickname of "Windy Wellington". Legends recount that Kupe explored the district in about the 10th century; the earliest date with hard evidence for Maori living in New Zealand is about 1280. Situated near the geographic centre of the country, Wellington was well placed for trade. In 1839 it was chosen as the first major planned settlement for British immigrants coming to New Zealand; the settlement was named in honour of Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington and victor of the Battle of Waterloo. European settlement began with the arrival of an advance party of the New Zealand Company on the ship Tory on 20 September 1839, followed by 150 settlers on the Aurora on 22 January 1840. Food processing plants, engineering industries, vehicle assembly and oil refineries were located in the NE which caused the main industrial growth in Hutt valley; the settlers constructed their first homes at Petone on the flat area at the mouth of the Hutt River.
When that proved swampy and flood-prone they transplanted the plans, drawn without regard for the hilly terrain. In 1865, Wellington became the capital city in place of Auckland, which William Hobson had made the capital in 1841; the New Zealand Parliament had first met in Wellington on 7 July 1862, on a temporary basis. There had been some concerns that the more populous South Island would choose to form a separate colony in the British Empire. Several Commissioners invited from Australia, chosen for their neutral status, declared that Wellington was a suitable location because of