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Dreamliner Flying in the Face of Convention

Dreamliner Flying in the Face of Convention

The newly painted, and “stunning”, black Air New Zealand 787-9 is literally flying in the face of convention, according to Los Angeles Times travel editor Catharine Hamm. “The Dreamliner, whose paint job was completed at Seattle’s Boeing facility, will be part of Air New Zealand’s group of 10 such aircraft but…

Innovative Auckland Food Businesses Meet the Criteria

Innovative Auckland Food Businesses Meet the Criteria

Auckland’s Hip Group and Farro Fresh feature in Monocle’s first ever  “Retail Survey – Top 25” with the former taking the No 11 spot as “Best local bistro chain” and Farro No 16, as…

Nirvana Collaboration Masterful Stroke of Musicianship

Nirvana Collaboration Masterful Stroke of Musicianship

Lorde, who performed Nirvana’s All Apologies at the band’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, may not have seemed like an immediate choice for the evening, but then Ella Yelich-O’Connor is not your…

Darby’s Sexy Leg Confuses Variety

Darby’s Sexy Leg Confuses Variety

Rhys Darby’s new eight-episode mockumentary Short Poppies is being praised for its “whimsical and winsome” charms ahead of its debut on American screens on Netflix. The LA Times’ Robert Lloyd describes the series as…

Novel Inspired by a Real Woman’s Escape

Novel Inspired by a Real Woman’s Escape

New Zealand author Dixie Carlton’s first novel Margaret – A Song out of Time was inspired by a real woman Carlton first met as Elsie Margaret May McKenzie. She was then in her mid-70s…

Hargreaves Is Still Playing with His Food

Hargreaves Is Still Playing with His Food

New Zealand-born photographer Henry Hargreaves’ images of “deep fried gadgets (yep, iPhones in batter), bacon alphabet and rainbow-coloured food” are “marvelled” over in the Skinny this month. “Jelly becomes a series of American presidential portraits…

People Come and Go but Te Wahipounamu Endures

People Come and Go but Te Wahipounamu Endures

“Te Wahipounamu, the place of jade. Since 1990 this southwestern edge of New Zealand has enjoyed World Heritage recognition for its four national parks and interconnecting tracts of conservation land,” Kennedy Warne writes for…

Indie Star Moves Cross Country to LA

Indie Star Moves Cross Country to LA

Musician (and occasional actor) New Zealand-born Dean Wareham moved to Los Angeles last year after nearly a quarter-century in New York. Wareham, a permanent fixture in the indie rock scene, “informed a generation of shoegazers and remains a make-out-session…

Famed US Business Thinker Lauds NZ Anchor Company

Famed US Business Thinker Lauds NZ Anchor Company

Fourth generation family sea anchor business WA Coppins, a Port of Nelson-based company, has made a big splash with one of the world’s most influential business thinkers, American author Tom Peters. Peters, author of the bestselling Search of…

Royal Visit Shines Global Light on Maori Traditions

Royal Visit Shines Global Light on Maori Traditions

News outlets worldwide have lately been splashing a bare bottom on their front pages – but it’s not what you think. Upon their arrival to New Zealand the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge received a formal greeting from a…

Kiwi Powers Oxford to Biggest Victory in 40 Years

Kiwi Powers Oxford to Biggest Victory in 40 Years

One of Southland’s finest, world champion and Olympic medallist Storm Uru, has played a critical role in continuing Oxford University’s domination of Cambridge University in their hotly contested annual boat race this month. Oxford won in controversial circumstances, following…

Lamingtons Are Ours Beyond Doubt

Lamingtons Are Ours Beyond Doubt

Lamingtons are definitively of New Zealand origin, with an 1888 watercolour painting by New Zealand landscape artist JR Smythe showing that the coconut covered cake is not really Australian and only an imitation of the earlier “Wellington”, according to…

What the Royals Are Taking in on Their NZ Tour

What the Royals Are Taking in on Their NZ Tour

As Prince William, Kate Middleton – and Prince George – head to New Zealand on an official tour, the Telegraph looks at all the places they are visiting asking their own experts, as well as our own, what the…


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