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Cooking up a Supervillain in TV Series Arrow

Cooking up a Supervillain in TV Series Arrow

New Zealand-born actor Manu Bennett, 44, has become an overnight sensation starring as Slade Wilson – and his DC Comics’ alter ego Deathstroke – in recently renewed superhero series Arrow. Bennett, who played the Gallic gladiator Crixus in Spartacus, talks to the Sydney Morning Herald about playing two characters in one and about the ever-popular…

Operatic Trio Performs Exclusively Live for the Telegraph

Operatic Trio Performs Exclusively Live for the Telegraph

In an exclusive live session for Britain’s Telegraph, New Zealand operatic trio Sol3 Mio performed their hit Yellow Bird from their self-titled debut album. The song was recorded in London, and was the best-selling album…

Artist Transforms Car Wrecks into Giant Kangaroo

Artist Transforms Car Wrecks into Giant Kangaroo

New Zealand artist Michel Tuffery is building a 4.5m high sculpture of a kangaroo from car body parts as part of a community project with the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. In…

On a Whirlwind of Promotion in the UK

On a Whirlwind of Promotion in the UK

Author Eleanor Catton, who is currently on a book tour in the UK, tells the Scotsman that when she won the Man Booker prize last October with The Luminaries, fellow winner, Life of Pi…

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…

Ten Foot Tall and Bullet Proof: The Dream Behind Loveblock Wine

Ten Foot Tall and Bullet Proof: The Dream Behind Loveblock Wine

There’s no reason why Erica and Kim Crawford had to do Loveblock. Having already found huge success with their eponymous Kim Crawford label – America’s top-selling wine from New Zealand – they could have…

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…

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 typical chart-topper, Ben Travis writes…

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…

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…

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…

Business Is Booming in Made-to-Measure

Business Is Booming in Made-to-Measure

When Kate Middleton first started stepping out in New Zealander Emilia Wickstead’s ladylike pastel concoctions, it’s fair to say that most of the fashion world’s reaction was: “Emilia … who?” the National’s Libby Banks writes. It didn’t take long…

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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