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Casting for the Elusive Mr Brown on Ruakituri River

Casting for the Elusive Mr Brown on Ruakituri River

“As we cut through the clouds in the small Bay Heliwork chopper, the sky opens to a stunning view of Hawkes Bay and the legendary Ruakituri River where the elusive ‘Mr Brown’ awaits with his own ideas of how the day will unfold,” Sherri Haigh writes for…

Janet Frame Travels Home Around the World

Janet Frame Travels Home Around the World

Janet Frame’s 1963 novella Towards Another Summer reimagines the New Zealand author’s “roots crisis” and is a sharp drama of fleeing, and missing, home, Catherine Taylor writes for the Guardian. The novella’s…

New Zealand Has Some Filmtastic Backdrops

New Zealand Has Some Filmtastic Backdrops

Many of the grander surroundings in Craig Zobel’s new film Z For Zachariah were filmed in New Zealand. Women’s lifestyle site Bustle takes a look back at other notable films shot…

Domestic Market Key to Demise of Imperiled Dolphins

Domestic Market Key to Demise of Imperiled Dolphins

American environmental writer Andrew Revkin, in his regular column for the New York Times, says local nets, not faraway markets are the key to the “deeply imperiled toothed whale” New Zealand’s…

Gin Wigmore Embodies Casual Tough Girl Style

Gin Wigmore Embodies Casual Tough Girl Style

New Zealand-born musician Gin Wigmore has a fashion sense equally eclectic as her sound, according to style site Paste Magazine. With unfussy platinum blonde locks, a beautifully detailed tattoo sleeve and…

Lips Argue Against Online Streaming

Lips Argue Against Online Streaming

New Zealander Steph Brown and West Virginia-born multi-instrumentalist and producer Fen Ikner are Lips, an electronic pop act characterised by a girl with giant lips for a head. The duo has…

Comedy Show Nominee Trygve Wakenshaw Shines

Comedy Show Nominee Trygve Wakenshaw Shines

The “angular New Zealander” Trygve Wakenshaw, who was nominated for best show at this year’s Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy awards, “has the audience in raptures with his wonky physical comedy – and…

Teddy Tahu Rhodes Has a Devil of a Time

Teddy Tahu Rhodes Has a Devil of a Time

New Zealander Teddy Tahu Rhodes, “the drawcard” of State Opera SA’s recent season of Faust, “brings his powerful voice of dark charm to the role of Mephistopheles, an imposing icon of…

Locust Jones Permanently Plugged into Chaos

Locust Jones Permanently Plugged into Chaos

It is a rare and rewarding moment to stumble across an exhibition that is as cohesively considered as Christchurch-born artist Locust Jones’ A Week in the Life of the World, not…

All Blacks Squad Announced

All Blacks Squad Announced

There were few surprises in the All Blacks squad announcement “with coach Steve Hansen naming 17 forwards and 14 backs with the emphasis on the backs being their versatility to cover…

Scott Dixon Wins Fourth IndyCar Championship

Scott Dixon Wins Fourth IndyCar Championship

Scott Dixon has won Sunday’s race at Sonoma Raceway to clinch the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. He was awarded the title because he had three victories this season as opposed…

Laura Myers Is Reimaginging ’90s Minimalism

Laura Myers Is Reimaginging ’90s Minimalism

While Laura Myers’ influences are all-American – she cites Carolyn Bessette and Lauren Hutton as totems – the collection has Oceanic roots. Myers, now based in London, was born in New…

Lydia Ko Wins Canadian Pacific

Lydia Ko Wins Canadian Pacific

Lydia Ko has won the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open for the third time and first as a professional, beating American Stacy Lewis with a par on the first hole of a…

Is this New Zealand’s Best Ever Ski Season?

Is this New Zealand’s Best Ever Ski Season?

After a phenomenal start to the season and continuing snowfalls, both Coronet Peak and Mt Hutt ski resorts in New Zealand may stay open longer than the usual. Ordinarily the season…

New Zealand’s Jonah Lomu Still Talks a Good Game

New Zealand’s Jonah Lomu Still Talks a Good Game

Jonah Lomu changed the sport of rugby forever – his “emergence at the 1995 World Cup was seismic”.  He was a pioneer for rugby union, who “raised interest to levels not…

12 Things To Do in Queenstown

12 Things To Do in Queenstown

Queenstown offers “an incredible mix of gorgeous views, great food, fun outdoor activities, and more” writes Geoffrey Morrison for Forbes Magazine. The article collates the Top 12 things to…

TIFF Exclusive: Bust a Move With This Clip From ‘Born To Dance’

TIFF Exclusive: Bust a Move With This Clip From ‘Born To Dance’

“While Hollywood has got the dance formula down cold, New Zealand actor/filmmaker Tammy Davisis bring(s) his own unique flavor to the genre”, writes Edward Davis for Indiewire. The New Zealand feature…

Patrick Bevin Signs Contract with Cannondale-Garmin

Patrick Bevin Signs Contract with Cannondale-Garmin

Continuing its tactic of working with some of the most promising young riders in the sport, the Cannondale-Garmin team has announced that New Zealand cyclist Patrick Bevin and Irish Ryan Mullen…

5 Reasons You Will Love ‘Fear The Walking Dead’

5 Reasons You Will Love ‘Fear The Walking Dead’

The Walking Dead spinoff Fear The Walking Dead featuring Kiwi actor Cliff Curtis is “a worthy successor” – “the atypical spinoff that preserves and deepens the tone of its original show”, according to…

McLaren Stalwart, Kiwi Phil Kerr Dies

McLaren Stalwart, Kiwi Phil Kerr Dies

New Zealander Phil Kerr, an instrumental figure in the formative years of McLaren, has died in Auckland aged 80. Born in Auckland in 1934, the Kiwi became friends with Bruce McLaren when…

Shane van Gisbergen Says Rival Drivers are no Wet-Weather Specialists

Shane van Gisbergen Says Rival Drivers are no Wet-Weather Specialists

Shane van Gisbergen says he looks good in wet-weather V8 Supercar races because his Australian rivals are so bad. “I don’t like driving in the rain. I’m just more used to it”,…

Rob Hall’s Final Climb Roars to Life in Everest

Rob Hall’s Final Climb Roars to Life in Everest

It’s been almost two decades since the infamous 1996 tragedy on Mount Everest in which New Zealand guide Rob Hall and seven others perished. The world’s highest mountain has seen more…

Michael Hazlewood Dishing up Outstanding Food

Michael Hazlewood Dishing up Outstanding Food

New Zealand chef Michael Hazlewood’s new London venture served Evening Standard reviewer Fay Maschler some “eerily outstanding food” by “charming, wine-savvy staff”. “‘Hazle’ as his friends and maybe even his wife know…

Marlon Williams Has Had a Crazy Year

Marlon Williams Has Had a Crazy Year

If the events of 2015 are anything to go by, New Zealander Marlon Williams could certainly say this has been his year, Jade Lazearevic writes in a profile of the singer…

Chef Ryan Arboleda Takes Tapas to the next Level

Chef Ryan Arboleda Takes Tapas to the next Level

New Zealand-born chef de cuisine Ryan Arboleda, 34, has contrasted “complimentary elements” fusing “traditional and contemporary techniques with cross continent flavours” for his new menu at The Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur’s…

Singer Tamaryn Celebrating Unpredictable Potential

Singer Tamaryn Celebrating Unpredictable Potential

When a musician describes one of her tracks as “an early Madonna song if it was produced by My Bloody Valentine’, you know you’re in for something special,” online magazine PopMatters…

What’s in Jemaine Clement’s Library?

What’s in Jemaine Clement’s Library?

In the film People Places Things, New Zealander Jemaine Clement plays a New York City graphic novelist and professor struggling with life as the newly single father of twin girls. In…

Brewer Mark Hatherly’s Ale Wins Bronze in London

Brewer Mark Hatherly’s Ale Wins Bronze in London

New Zealand brewer Mark Hatherly, who lives in Luxembourg, has received positive recognition for his first beer, Red Bridge amber ale, after winning bronze at the London 2015 International Beer Challenge…

Streaming Service Baboom Changes Tack

Streaming Service Baboom Changes Tack

New Zealand streaming service Baboom “has a refreshing, possibly promising, approach to its place in digital music – Baboom wants to give the independent artists its focused on courting chances at…

Memorial to Battle of Britain Hero Unveiled

Memorial to Battle of Britain Hero Unveiled

A memorial to a Battle of Britain hero, New Zealand-born Cecil Henry Hight has been placed at the location he was shot down when his Spitfire squadron was scrambled to intercept…

Trygve Wakenshaw Hits the Physical Comedy Jackpot

Trygve Wakenshaw Hits the Physical Comedy Jackpot

New Zealand comedian Trygve Wakenshaw’s “near-silent comedy produces loud laughs and a warm atmosphere” at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the List writes in a review of Wakenshaw’s solo show Nautilus. “By…

Meet NZ’s Youngest Fashion Blogger Harley McVicar

Meet NZ’s Youngest Fashion Blogger Harley McVicar

Harley McVicar from Christchurch has holidayed with actress Pamela Anderson, made her catwalk debut at the age of two and runs a popular fashion blog – and she’s only eight-years-old. Harley has…

Brent Martin Serving Some of the Best Brunch in US

Brent Martin Serving Some of the Best Brunch in US

The in-house executive chef at Seattle’s Hyatt Regency Bellevue restaurant, Eques is New Zealander Brent Martin. Martin, who came to Eques after two decades of honing his culinary craft over several…

Quirky Places and Travel Hacks: New Zealand

Quirky Places and Travel Hacks: New Zealand

Lifehacker has picked five top quirky places and travel hacks for travel in New Zealand so you will explore “New Zealand like you’ve been there a thousand times – even if…

Five Reasons why New Zealand Rule the Rugby World

Five Reasons why New Zealand Rule the Rugby World

The New Zealand All Blacks “have been almost untouchable” for four years and World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry believes the current class of All Blacks were better than the group that lifted…

How Actor Cliff Curtis Avoids Playing ‘Repetitive Stereotypes’

How Actor Cliff Curtis Avoids Playing ‘Repetitive Stereotypes’

New Zealand actor Cliff Curtis has played interesting roles over the years. In 1999 he “hit a kind of American cinematic jackpot” with his work on Michael Mann’s The Insider, David…

New Zealand Cities Make Condé Nast List of Friendliest Cities

New Zealand Cities Make Condé Nast List of Friendliest Cities

Queenstown has been ranked as third friendliest city in Condé Nast Traveller’s ‘The 2015 Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities in the World’ ranking. Auckland has been ranked ninth friendliest city. Queenstown is “the…

New Anchor Campaign Celebrates New Zealand’s Finest Exports

New Anchor Campaign Celebrates New Zealand’s Finest Exports

Last weekend’s Bledisloe Cup test saw the launch of Anchor’s new campaign, which acknowledges the huge contribution farming has made to building the nation, the dairy industry and the All Blacks.  The…

Experiential Designers Gibson Group Calls for Bigger, Bolder Thinking from Museums

Experiential Designers Gibson Group Calls for Bigger, Bolder Thinking from Museums

What museums are getting right and wrong when it comes to embracing today’s new digital landscape is analyzed by Gibson Group’s director of visitor experiences Allan Smith in an…

Tourism New Zealand Claims Top Honours at US Tourism Awards

Tourism New Zealand Claims Top Honours at US Tourism Awards

Tourism New Zealand has been named Tourism Board of the Year 2015 by U.S. luxury travel network Virtuoso. The winners were selected by Virtuoso’s community of luxury travel advisors. Chief Executive Kevin…

53M Views for All Blacks Men In Black Airline Safety Video

53M Views for All Blacks Men In Black Airline Safety Video

Air New Zealand’s new safety video, shown on all domestic and international flights, is featuring the New Zealand All Blacks, who have teamed up with former rugby rivals in the Man…

Heidi O’Loughlin’s Edinburgh Debut a Delight

Heidi O’Loughlin’s Edinburgh Debut a Delight

For her first solo Edinburgh Fringe hour, comedian Heidi O’Loughlin tries out a variety of topics. The New Zealander’s Tahitian heritage is up first in a spot of family history, as…

Coffee Cups of the World by Henry Hargreaves

Coffee Cups of the World by Henry Hargreaves

Though New Zealander Henry Hargreaves thoroughly enjoyed his time as a fashion model, he decided from the outset that his career on the catwalk would have an expiration date and he…

Great Reviews for Jemaine Clement’s Latest Role

Great Reviews for Jemaine Clement’s Latest Role

Indie world veteran director James Strouse’s People Places Things “gets a lot of its infectious spirit from star Jemaine Clement, 41, the New Zealander best known for being half of the…

Appeal to Find Ron Stenberg’s Scottish Wifies

Appeal to Find Ron Stenberg’s Scottish Wifies

One of Scotland’s leading art galleries is launching an appeal to discover the identity of two elderly Dundee women depicted in an oil painting, which has been gifted to the city…

Xero Scores New Strategic Partnerships

Xero Scores New Strategic Partnerships

New Zealand cloud accounting firm Xero has used its annual Xerocon conference to announce a host of new partnerships and tools, and says it has passed 250,000 paying customers in Australia. CEO…

Settling in over a Beer at Hobbiton’s Green Dragon

Settling in over a Beer at Hobbiton’s Green Dragon

“In New Zealand, even a nondescript cutting in the woods can lead somewhere extraordinary. That magnetic pull to see what’s around the next bend, whether sparkling glacier or primeval forest, is…

Hero of the Skies Gordon Vette Dies

Hero of the Skies Gordon Vette Dies

Alwyn Gordon Vette, a New Zealand pilot whose independent analysis of the 1972 Air New Zealand airplane crash in Antarctica helped to identify an important hazard in Arctic flying, has died…

FitnessLink’s Grant Goes Spreads the Word in Dubai

FitnessLink’s Grant Goes Spreads the Word in Dubai

New Zealander Grant Goes, 34, runs FitnessLink, a Dubai-based health and fitness website which is starting to expand into the wider Mena region. He tells UAE English-language newspaper the National about…

Turn off Your TVs and Get Rich Urges Glenn Martin

Turn off Your TVs and Get Rich Urges Glenn Martin

New Zealand inventor Glenn Martin, 55, sold his television to rid himself of distractions in his drive to create one of the world’s first human-controlled jetpacks. Thirty years on from that decision…

All Blacks Play Classic Game in Bledisloe Decider

All Blacks Play Classic Game in Bledisloe Decider

“Australia knew the All Blacks would be in a vengeful mood after their defeat in Sydney,” the Observer’s Ian Malin reports. “New Zealand duly handed out a rugby lesson [with a…

New Zealand Photographer Boils down Household Favourites and Makes Them into Lollipops

New Zealand Photographer Boils down Household Favourites and Makes Them into Lollipops

A few weeks after the eye-opening infographics published by The Renegade Pharmacist blog, New Zealander Henry Hargreaves has created a visual, candy representation of the amount…

Is This Heaven on Earth? Amateur Photographer Captures Breathtaking Images of New Zealand’s South Island

Is This Heaven on Earth? Amateur Photographer Captures Breathtaking Images of New Zealand’s South Island

Antony Harrison, an amateur photographer has described New Zealand’s South Island as his favourite place on earth after travelling around the world for the past 14 years. The man from Manchester only…

New Zealand Explains Haka to Turkey in Gesture of Goodwill at Chunuk Bair

New Zealand Explains Haka to Turkey in Gesture of Goodwill at Chunuk Bair

“A haka has been performed at a Gallipoli commemoration service for the first time in years after Turkish concerns about “offensive” gestures were resolved”, writes Lloyd Jones for The Sydney Morning Herald. Before…

Artificial Intelligence Experts are Building the World’s Angriest Robot

Artificial Intelligence Experts are Building the World’s Angriest Robot

“It sounds like the beginning of an apocalyptic sci-fi film. A New Zealand artificial intelligence company” – the Touchpoint Group, “is building the angriest robot in the world…

Girls Producer Backs Jemaine Clement’s New Show

Girls Producer Backs Jemaine Clement’s New Show

One of the stars of nineties cult comedy show Flight of the Conchords, Jemaine Clement says he’s excited his new HBO series will be backed by the producer behind Girls, Judd…