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Burn up the Road Premieres on Billboard

Burn up the Road Premieres on Billboard

Liam Finn’s new album The Nihilist navigates “through deliciously chilly soundscapes that oscillate tantalizingly into the warmth of big semi-processed drumbeats and his fuzzy guitars,” Jessica Letkemann writes for Billboard.com. “But while the New Zealander with the uncanny melodic sense shares that they may be ‘part of your subconscious,’ the most obvious character here is…

World’s First Jetpack Prepares for Commercial Sales

World’s First Jetpack Prepares for Commercial Sales

A New Zealand-based company is now close to making the jetpack only seen in science fiction movies a reality as the Civil Aviation Authority in the country has approved test…

Prince George’s Photo Estimated at a Billion View

Prince George’s Photo Estimated at a Billion View

New Zealander Simon Woolf may have just taken most popular photograph of the royals in New Zealand ever, having snapped the infamous photo of a smiling George cuddling up to his mother at Plunket on…

New York Dogs Make Good Subjects

New York Dogs Make Good Subjects

New Zealand photographer Rachael Hale McKenna is using her creativity to help dogs and cats living in New York’s shelters, with a new book The New York Dog, which is filled with pictures of…

Americans Thirsty for NZ Wine Investments

Americans Thirsty for NZ Wine Investments

Wine lovers in the United States are drinking more New Zealand wines than ever, with double-digit annual percentage increases in the value of imports for the past five straight years, lifestyle magazine Wine Spectator…

Descending Deep into Waitomo’s Lost Cave

Descending Deep into Waitomo’s Lost Cave

“Hidden among exotic woodland and guarded only by sheep, Lost World cave entrance is a narrow crack in the earth,” writes Ben Hazell for the Telegraph. “Beneath lies an underground gorge pierced open…

Lynskey Honoured for Early Mastery of Her Craft

Lynskey Honoured for Early Mastery of Her Craft

New Zealand actress Melanie Lynskey has earned herself an Emerging Master award from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) School of Filmmaking in Winston-Salem, one of the major events of the…

Saville and De Lautour Star in Only in HelLA

Saville and De Lautour Star in Only in HelLA

Hit American web series Only in HelLA’s most recent episode, “LA Coffee Shops”, which captured moments in a Los Angeles café, featured New Zealand actors Fleur Saville and David de Lautour. Ironically, the setting in real life,

China Tilapia Supplier Expanding His Farms

China Tilapia Supplier Expanding His Farms

“New Zealander Jason Carter always knew he was an entrepreneur at heart, but running a fully vertically integrated tilapia business in China was not exactly what he planned on when he travelled to Taiwan to teach English…

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 National Geographic. “Of all the…

Golf needs people like Tiger, says Campbell

Golf needs people like Tiger, says Campbell

Former US Open champion New Zealander Michael Campbell, 45, who famously defeated Tiger Woods by two strokes to win the 2005 US Open, is co-hosting four studio review shows with FOX Sports in Singapore for this month’s US Masters. The…

Michelin-Star Restaurant Making It with Kickstarter

Michelin-Star Restaurant Making It with Kickstarter

New Zealand chef Matt Lambert is earning plenty of buzz for his inventive cuisine at his New York restaurant The Musket Room, but the story of how it got started is equally intriguing, Business Insider reporter Madeline…

Auckland’s Savvy Good Life Rivals San Francisco

Auckland’s Savvy Good Life Rivals San Francisco

Auckland offers much more than a gateway to this safe, friendly and super-scenic country, writes the National’s Kipat Wilson. “Straddling an isthmus two kilometres wide on North Island, it enjoys a warm climate, superb waterfront setting and an internationally…


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