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Emmy Haul for Peter Jackson’s Beatles Doco

Emmy Haul for Peter Jackson’s Beatles Doco

The Beatles: Get Back producer-director New Zealander Peter Jackson has shared the Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction series with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and fellow producers Yoko Ono Lennon, Olivia Harrison, Clare Olssen, and Jonathan Clyde, Deadline reports. “I’d just like to thank everyone who worked on this film,…

ABs Redress Christchurch Defeat with Win over Pumas

ABs Redress Christchurch Defeat with Win over Pumas

“New Zealand avenged their humbling of the previous weekend by eclipsing Argentina in emphatic fashion in Hamilton, a comprehensive 53-3 victory keeping their hopes of claiming this compelling edition of The…

Singing Shared Just How Marlon Williams Likes It

Singing Shared Just How Marlon Williams Likes It

Group singing has been central to New Zealander Marlon Williams’ life, journalist and author Jenny Valentish writes for The Guardian. He likens it to a spiritual practice, “without the theory or…

Chef Matt Burgess Impressing UK Gourmands

Chef Matt Burgess Impressing UK Gourmands

London-based Ngāti Raukawa chef Matt Burgess designs menus for restaurant chain Caravan Restaurants, with his dishes tasted by celebrities, dignitaries and even world leaders such as former South Africa Prime Minister…

Lake Tekapo a Leader in Astro-tourism

Lake Tekapo a Leader in Astro-tourism

“Science and mythology intertwine at Lake Tekapo, the centrepiece of the largest dark sky reserve in the southern hemisphere,” Ricky French writes in a travel piece published online by The Australian. “They…

World Media Reacts as Wallabies Crushed by ABs

World Media Reacts as Wallabies Crushed by ABs

The All Blacks clinched the Rugby Championship title after once more dishing up a dose of misery to the Wallabies at fortress Eden Park, Stuff sports reporters write. The media website…

The Caker Jordan Rondel Looks to the Metaverse

The Caker Jordan Rondel Looks to the Metaverse

“Lobster was once served exclusively in jails and oysters were shunned by all but the poorest class. Fast forward a hundred years and lobster and oysters are among the most revered…

Class Consciousness in Mansfield’s Classic Story

Class Consciousness in Mansfield’s Classic Story

In a recent Forbes column, usually “devoted to Western (and sometimes Eastern) ‘Great Books’ or ‘Classics”’, contributor David Bahr this time examines the “minor Classics”. “These books or authors are not…

Even in Liberal-Leaning NZ Anglican Church Divided

Even in Liberal-Leaning NZ Anglican Church Divided

Divisions over the acceptance of homosexuality have raised doubts about whether the Anglican Church can remain united, a conflict that has played out both on a global level and inside even…

Xero Founder Rod Drury Back with New Start-Up

Xero Founder Rod Drury Back with New Start-Up

Xero founder and former CEO New Zealander Rod Drury is back in the tech scene with a new venture, Atomic.io. It is his first software-as-a-service investment since stepping down from the…

Jane Campion Cinema Appeals for Autistic Cipher

Jane Campion Cinema Appeals for Autistic Cipher

“In the complex, full-formed characters of Jane Campion’s cinema, I found connections with my own recent autism diagnosis,” Lexie Corbett writes in an article published by bi-monthly magazine, Little White Lies. “I…

Choreographer Parris Goebel Honoured to Win Emmy

Choreographer Parris Goebel Honoured to Win Emmy

Auckland-born Parris Goebel, 30, has won big at the 2022 Emmy Awards, 1 News reports. She took out the award for Outstanding Choreography for Variety Or Reality Programming for her work…

Famed Manager Alan Niven recalls G N’ R Days

Famed Manager Alan Niven recalls G N’ R Days

Former Guns N’ Roses manager Wellington-born Alan Niven, who ushered the band through their Appetite for Destruction era, has shared his first thoughts on meeting the band in 1986, Scott Ng…

Around the Back of the World Tall Dwarfs Alchemised

Around the Back of the World Tall Dwarfs Alchemised

“The New Zealand duo of Chris Knox and Alec Bathgate have influenced generations of lo-fi rockers. This 55-track box set reminds us why,” Louis Pattison writes in a Pitchfork…

Perth’s Co3 to Perform Douglas Wright’s Gloria

Perth’s Co3 to Perform Douglas Wright’s Gloria

In September, Perth’s contemporary dance company Co3, will bring the late New Zealand choreographer Douglas Wright’s “much hallowed work” Gloria “back to life”, Dance Australia editor Karen van Ulzen writes. “Wright was…

Author Janet Frame On Cover of Turkish Newspaper

Author Janet Frame On Cover of Turkish Newspaper

A portrait of Janet Frame by American celebrity photographer Jerry Bauer recently featured on the front page of Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet Kitap. Several of Frame’s titles are currently being reprinted in…

Launch Market Leaders Rocket Lab Count Down

Launch Market Leaders Rocket Lab Count Down

New Zealand-founded Rocket Lab stock is ready for take-off, according to US investment bank and financial services company, Cowen. Carmen Reinicke reports for CNBC. The firm recently upgraded shares of the company…

Marlon Williams Finds a Sunnier Mood

Marlon Williams Finds a Sunnier Mood

On his new album My Boy, New Zealand singer-songwriter Marlon Williams experiments with electronic flourishes in search of a lighthearted groove, Rumaan Alam writes in an article published in The New…

New Zealand Mourns Death of Queen Elizabeth II

New Zealand Mourns Death of Queen Elizabeth II

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has remembered Queen Elizabeth II as “extraordinary” in remarks echoed by leaders across the political spectrum as the country marked its first day of mourning for the…

Hayden Paddon Wins Get Connected Rali Ceredigion

Hayden Paddon Wins Get Connected Rali Ceredigion

Multiple New Zealand champion and World Rally Championship (WRC) winner Geraldine-born Hayden Paddon (pictured left), 35, and 18-year-old co-driver Jared Hudson (right), from Christchurch, won this year’s Get Connected Rali Ceredigion,…

Scott McLaughlin Dominates Portland Indy Race

Scott McLaughlin Dominates Portland Indy Race

Two New Zealanders took the podium at the Portland International Raceway with Scott McLaughlin in first place and Indy legend Scott Dixon driving “a brilliant race to climb from 16th to…

Jacinda Ardern Implores Nuclear Weapons States

Jacinda Ardern Implores Nuclear Weapons States

“Our world is at greater risk of nuclear catastrophe than at any time since the height of the cold war. Growing superpower tensions and two decades of stalled progress on arms…

How the World’s Most Spongy City Tackles Floods

How the World’s Most Spongy City Tackles Floods

Auckland was recently named the most spongy global city in a report by multinational architecture and design firm Arup, thanks to its geography, soil type, and urban design – but experts…

Margaret Urlich a True and Rare Talent

Margaret Urlich a True and Rare Talent

Auckland-born Margaret Urlich, an Aria award-winning singer and one of New Zealand’s most successful musicians, has died at her home in New South Wales’ Southern Highlands, aged 57. Michael Sun of…

Melanie Lynskey Finds Light in the Dark

Melanie Lynskey Finds Light in the Dark

After nearly two decades of critically acclaimed performances, Yellowjackets star New Zealander Melanie Lynskey lands her first Emmy nod, Brooke Marine reports for W magazine. Ever since she starred in the psychological…

Melissa Lee Highlights Parliament’s Diversity

Melissa Lee Highlights Parliament’s Diversity

Melissa Lee, the first and only Korean-born member of the New Zealand Parliament, is a go-to person for Korean nationals living in New Zealand, Kwon Mee-yoo writes for The Korea Times. First…

Maggie Marilyn Finds New Home in Sydney

Maggie Marilyn Finds New Home in Sydney

New Zealand designer Maggie Hewitt has taken her label’s signature intimate friendliness to Australian shores, opening a store in Sydney’s Paddington’s swish ‘The Intersection’ precinct, Dani Maher reports for Harper’s Bazaar…

Flavours of New Zealand Welcome in Manchester

Flavours of New Zealand Welcome in Manchester

Manchester’s Oxford Road has welcomed a brand new addition to its thriving food and drink scene. This time, it’s the turn of Tahi – a first-of-its-kind restaurant bringing the flavours…

Endangered Kākāpō Gets Big Population Boost

Endangered Kākāpō Gets Big Population Boost

The population of New Zealand’s endangered flightless kākāpō has increased by 25 per cent in the past year, bringing it up to 252 birds, the highest number since the 1970s, the…

Cheil’s Malcolm Poynton Talks Ideas That Move

Cheil’s Malcolm Poynton Talks Ideas That Move

Regarded as one of the world’s top digital minds when it comes to advertising creativity, New Zealand-born Malcolm Poynton, global chief creative officer at Cheil Worldwide, has built teams responsible for…

Support for Aotearoa Name Change Gathers Momentum

Support for Aotearoa Name Change Gathers Momentum

As the people of New Zealand confront their nation’s troubled past with colonisation and denying rights to Māori, a name change is being considered as a part of its own reckoning,…

Inspirational Dancer Rodney Bell Tours Meremere

Inspirational Dancer Rodney Bell Tours Meremere

The love of Rodney Bell’s life is his lightweight titanium wheelchair. It is his partner in dance and an extension of his body, allowing him to weave into his performances the…

Four Golds for Commonwealth Champion Aaron Gate

Four Golds for Commonwealth Champion Aaron Gate

Aaron Gate of New Zealand had an incredibly successful few days at the beginning of August, Cycling Weekly features writer Tom Thewlis reports. The Auckland-born rider, 31, won three track gold…

Chantelle Nicholson Has 360-Degree Approach to Food

Chantelle Nicholson Has 360-Degree Approach to Food

From chefs to urban farmers, London businesses are pushing the boundaries of what sustainable eating means, with many of the trailblazers women, and one of them, chef and restaurateur Chantelle Nicholson,…

Australia’s Russh Picks Favourite NZ Labels

Australia’s Russh Picks Favourite NZ Labels

“In Aotearoa New Zealand a wealth of creatives are making a name for themselves across the country and globe,” Ella Jane writes for Australian fashion magazine, RUSSH. “Sustainability often at the…

Conchord Bret McKenzie on His Serious Solo Debut

Conchord Bret McKenzie on His Serious Solo Debut

He has written duets for man and Muppet, parodied Morrissey in The Simpsons, and become Hollywood’s go-to for bringing ‘heart’ to the movies. Now Academy Award-winning Wellington musician Bret McKenzie, 46,…

Fife Forager Jayson Byles Teaching the Intrepid

Fife Forager Jayson Byles Teaching the Intrepid

On a windswept stretch of Scottish coastline, nanobrewers, gifted young chefs, and foragers, like New Zealander Jayson Byles, are transforming the picture-postcard towns of Fife into a culinary wonderland. Adam Erace…

How Our Climate Fight Threatens Iconic Farmland

How Our Climate Fight Threatens Iconic Farmland

As New Zealand puts a growing price on greenhouse emissions, investors are rushing to buy up pastures and plant carbon-sucking trees, Serena Solomon reports for a story published in The New…

Researchers Unlocking Renaissance Beauty Secrets

Researchers Unlocking Renaissance Beauty Secrets

Associate professor of art history at the University of Auckland Erin Griffey is a bit of a beauty maven. “I’m one of those people who reads the backs of beauty products,”…

2022 Commonwealth Games NZ’s Most Successful

2022 Commonwealth Games NZ’s Most Successful

“New Zealand’s athletes achieved the country’s greatest ever medal haul at this year’s Commonwealth Games. Now that the Games has concluded, it’s only right that we celebrate their achievements,” Radio New…

Chef Jess Murphy Part of the Galway Tribe

Chef Jess Murphy Part of the Galway Tribe

The past decade has been a bumper one for putting Galway on the culinary map, and there are three names you’ll hear credited again and again – sometimes even referred to…

Adventurer Sophie Marsh off to Herefordshire

Adventurer Sophie Marsh off to Herefordshire

New Zealand-born adventurer Sophie Marsh, 28, is heading for Herefordshire in the West Midlands of the UK after travelling the globe completing epic challenges, Michael Eden reports for the Hereford Times. Marsh…

Haunting Black Grace Dances Different Kind of Buzz

Haunting Black Grace Dances Different Kind of Buzz

In a New York Times review of their recent Joyce Theater show, Gia Kourlos describes Black Grace’s two Big Apple premieres as at times, “moody” and “breathtaking”. “This was especially true in…

Charlotte Rampling at Centre of Likeable Juniper

Charlotte Rampling at Centre of Likeable Juniper

“Juniper is a drama with black comic edges about a fragmented family, and the unexpectedly life-affirming influence of its particularly tetchy matriarch. In the lead role is Charlotte Rampling, an actor…

Sharing Taonga at The Pacific Virtual Museum

Sharing Taonga at The Pacific Virtual Museum

Tim Kong, director of The Pacific Virtual Museum, describes how the project is making the cultural heritage of the Pacific visible and accessible to all, in a perspective piece published on The…

Coast House a Minimalist Retreat in Southland

Coast House a Minimalist Retreat in Southland

“ Stacey Farrell’s contemporary retreat is a stealthy passive design that keeps a low profile amidst the natural splendour of New Zealand’s wild south coast,” Jonathan Bell writes for design magazine,…

Rob McCallum a Big Deal in the Exploration World

Rob McCallum a Big Deal in the Exploration World

As a founding partner of EYOS Expeditions, New Zealander Rob McCallum, since 2008, has helped organise, guide and execute logistics for more than 1000 expeditions to some of the world’s remotest…

Lindsay Lohan in Allbirds Running Shoe Campaign

Lindsay Lohan in Allbirds Running Shoe Campaign

American actress and entrepreneur Lindsay Lohan is fronting Allbirds new running shoe campaign celebrating the New Zealand-American sustainable brand’s eco-friendly bright pink sneakers. Lohan stars in the company’s new campaign promoting its…

Natural History Museum Returns Moriori Remains

Natural History Museum Returns Moriori Remains

London’s Natural History Museum has returned 111 Kōimi T’chakat Moriori (Moriori skeletal remains) to New Zealand, as part of the largest single repatriation of such remains to date. The remains of the…

Sailor Jono Macbeth Wins Round the Island Race

Sailor Jono Macbeth Wins Round the Island Race

One of the world’s best sailors, Auckland-born Jono Macbeth, 49, has managed to keep a low profile this past six years living in Ryde on the Isle of Wight, but after…

Ocado Retail CEO Mel Smith Breaking the Mould

Ocado Retail CEO Mel Smith Breaking the Mould

Two “powerhouse women”, New Zealander Mel Smith (pictured left), Ocado Retail CEO, and Jomas’ Associates founder and managing director, Briton Roni Savage, share the secrets of their success with Harper’s Bazaar executive…

Tour de France Dream Ensues for Henrietta Christie

Tour de France Dream Ensues for Henrietta Christie

Pro cyclist Henrietta Christie grew up idolising the Tour de France. Now the 20-year-old New Zealander finally gets to participate, as a member of the Human Powered Health team. Wellington-born Christie…

Ruined Christchurch Houses Released with Light

Ruined Christchurch Houses Released with Light

“For centuries, crosses and circles have been used to mark houses either visited by disease or targeted for burglary. This act of externalising the interior life of a home is something…

Glassdoor is Ordered to Reveal Identities of Anonymous Zuru Reviewers

Glassdoor is Ordered to Reveal Identities of Anonymous Zuru Reviewers

A new lawsuit indicates that those Glassdoor reviews you’re writing may not be anonymous, Jane Their reports in a story for Fortune. Recently, Alex Tse, a magistrate judge in a Northern…

New Zealand Designating Two US Groups as Terrorists May Have Global Impact

New Zealand Designating Two US Groups as Terrorists May Have Global Impact

“New Zealand recently designated two US far-right groups, the Proud Boys and the Base, as terrorist organisations. This puts them in the same category as groups such as the Islamic State…

NZ Inflation Research Discussed in NY Times

NZ Inflation Research Discussed in NY Times

“What’s worse, higher inflation or higher unemployment?” Peter Coy asks in The New York Times. “The answer is actually pretty straightforward: Higher unemployment is worse than higher inflation if you go…