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Emilia Wickstead Helping Airline Make an Impression

Emilia Wickstead Helping Airline Make an Impression

Around the globe, airlines and hotels are collaborating with top fashion houses to reshape brand narratives, like Air New Zealand and their partnership with London-based Emilia Wickstead. Condé Nast Traveler’s Caitlin Gunther reports. “Wickstead is best known for her romantic, vintage-inspired aesthetic and dressing A-listers like Alexa Chung and Catherine,…

Who’s Behind TikTok Megastar Paloma Diamond?

Who’s Behind TikTok Megastar Paloma Diamond?

Julian Sewell, the creative genius responsible for the internet’s favourite imaginary actress spends his days teaching in South Auckland, Sam Brooks writes for The Spinoff. “I can’t fix this! That’s what I’m…

Punk Goes Down Under in Comedy Head South

Punk Goes Down Under in Comedy Head South

Punk arrives in New Zealand, a little bit late, in Head South, the new dramedy from New Zealand director Jonathan Ogilvie (Lone Wolf, The Tender Hook) which opened this year’s International…

Analiese Gregory Opening Tasmanian Anti-Restaurant

Analiese Gregory Opening Tasmanian Anti-Restaurant

New Zealand-born Tasmania-based chef Analiese Gregory, who lists high-profile restaurants such as London’s The Ledbury and Spain’s Mugaritz on her resume, as well as Sydney’s three-hatted Quay and Hobart’s two-hatted Franklin,…

Barefoot Is a Way of Life in New Zealand

Barefoot Is a Way of Life in New Zealand

“I had just moved to New Zealand, at age 12, when a new friend suggested that we slip out to the corner store (dairy in New Zealand English) for some candy…

Parts of Waitākere Ranges to Reopen After Rāhui

Parts of Waitākere Ranges to Reopen After Rāhui

The lush Waitākere Ranges that line the western ridge of Auckland are home to some of the country’s most precious native flora, including New Zealand’s hallowed native tree, the kauri (Agathis…

Why New Zealand Novelists are Making Waves

Why New Zealand Novelists are Making Waves

When author Emily Perkins decided her next novel would be set in the New Zealand capital, her editors in the UK were pleased. The 53-year-old says this specific detail “seemed to…

Feathered Icon Breeds in Wellington

Feathered Icon Breeds in Wellington

New Zealand’s national bird, the kiwi, has hatched eggs in the wild in the Wellington area for the first time in living memory, thanks to a multiyear conservation effort, Pete McKenzie…

NYC-Based Designer Jenny Jiang on What Matters

NYC-Based Designer Jenny Jiang on What Matters

Jenny Jiang is a New Zealand-born CGI designer and motion artist based in New York. Her artwork involves crafting visual worlds that explores aspects of surrealism, joy and storytelling in the…

One Point Closer to Hall of Fame for Lydia Ko

One Point Closer to Hall of Fame for Lydia Ko

New Zealander Lydia Ko has started her new season in style with victory at Florida’s Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions on the LPGA Tour, Mike Hall reports for the UK…

Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s New Zealand Legacy

Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s New Zealand Legacy

“ Hundertwasser designed buildings in many countries across Europe, in California’s Napa Valley, in Israel, in Japan. But I’m not in any of those places. I’m on the other side of…

Thomasin McKenzie Speaks About Eileen Role

Thomasin McKenzie Speaks About Eileen Role

William Oldroyd’s psychological thriller Eileen, based on the 2015 novel by Ottessa Moshfegh, is a challenging movie. But that’s exactly what drew in Thomasin McKenzie and  Anne Hathaway. McKenzie, who plays…

How Xena Became Sundance’s Hottest Director

How Xena Became Sundance’s Hottest Director

The former Warrior Princess, New Zealander Lucy Lawless, tells Daily Beast’s Obsessed about her unlikely journey to directing the documentary Never Look Away, about fellow New Zealander, intrepid war correspondent, Margaret…

Anton Thomas Illustrates World Without Borders

Anton Thomas Illustrates World Without Borders

In July 2020, his universe shrunk to a two-bedroom apartment by a rattling train line, New Zealander Anton Thomas pulled out an H pencil and opened a portal to the world,…

Take a Transcendent Train Journey

Take a Transcendent Train Journey

New Zealand by train has made The New York Times ‘52 Places to Go in 2024’ list, coming in at number four. “Road-tripping across New Zealand via camper van is a free-spirited…

Jon Nabbs Running Across Canada for Hope

Jon Nabbs Running Across Canada for Hope

Inspired by his family’s struggle with cancer, New Zealand-born adventurer Jon Nabbs is embarking on an unprecedented solo and unsupported run across Canada, Joelle Tomlinson writes for Global News. The 33-year-old man,…

Biotech Firm Novozymes Appoints Alison Winger

Biotech Firm Novozymes Appoints Alison Winger

Biotechnology company Novozymes Ireland has appointed gut health expert New Zealander Dr Alison Winger as general manager of its growing Irish operation at the Airport Business Park in Cork, Joe Dermody…

Joe Schmidt New Wallabies Coach

Joe Schmidt New Wallabies Coach

Former Ireland coach New Zealander Joe Schmidt has vowed to “get Australia up and running” after being named as the new Wallabies boss, replacing Eddie Jones, AFP reports in a story…

Finn Allen Slams Record-Equalling 16 Sixes

Finn Allen Slams Record-Equalling 16 Sixes

Finn Allen blasted a world-record-equalling 16 sixes in an innings of 137 from 62 balls as New Zealand beat Pakistan by 45 runs in the third Twenty20 international to take a…

New Zealand’s Story in Pictures Nearly Lost Forever

New Zealand’s Story in Pictures Nearly Lost Forever

Rescued from landfill by Duncan Miller Gallery in Los Angeles, a trove of photos depicting pivotal scenes dating back to 1841 in New Zealand is now being auctioned and sold to…

Mustering with Sheepdogs in the High Country

Mustering with Sheepdogs in the High Country

In New Zealand’s high country, the economy runs on four paws. Reader’s Digest gets up close with the sheepdogs who patrol the Mackenzie Country’s perilous slopes. First brought to the Otago area…

Lisa Eldridge an Avid Vintage Beauty Collector

Lisa Eldridge an Avid Vintage Beauty Collector

Where most fixate on finding the next big thing, these beauty fanatics, including Auckland-born UK-based make-up artist Lisa Eldridge, instead journey back in beauty history, and their findings have interesting implications…

New Zealand’s Bird Extinction Rate Study’s Gauge

New Zealand’s Bird Extinction Rate Study’s Gauge

About 12 per cent of birds have died out as result of human activity in past 120,000 years, say scientists, with New Zealand used as the baseline for bird species loss…

Warren Gatland Embodies a Great Coach

Warren Gatland Embodies a Great Coach

What makes Warren Gatland arguably one of rugby’s greatest coaches of all time – and, to many, the greatest? Most pundits and observers, professional or armchair, will give their reasons, but…

Cinematographer Dave Garbett wins Emmy

Cinematographer Dave Garbett wins Emmy

The second annual Children’s and Family Emmys took place in Los Angeles recently, and while Disney+ and Netflix tied with nine wins each, there was one New Zealander who stood out,…

AGT Act Tape Face Talks About His Inspiration

AGT Act Tape Face Talks About His Inspiration

When mime Tape Face made his first appearance on America’s Got Talent in 2016, judge Simon Cowell called him “clever”, Mel B labelled him “genius” and Howie Mandel called him “brilliant”…

Entire Studios the Brand to Stock Right Now

Entire Studios the Brand to Stock Right Now

Unisex brand Entire Studios is one of the trendiest labels right now – seen on Kylie Jenner, Dua Lipa and Hailey Bieber – but co-founders New Zealanders Dylan Richards Diaz and…

New Zealand’s Vernacular Confuses American

New Zealand’s Vernacular Confuses American

An American living in New Zealand has shared some of the differences she’s experienced since moving – with phrases like “up the Wahs” leaving her completely puzzled, Emily Lefroy writes for…

Tennis Star Leaps from Auckland’s Sky Tower

Tennis Star Leaps from Auckland’s Sky Tower

US Open champion Coco Gauff, 19, apparently has no fear while she’s Down Under, Anna Lazarus writes for People. Gauff shared a gallery of impressive images and videos from her recent…

Margaret Rich Was a Gifted Psychiatrist

Margaret Rich Was a Gifted Psychiatrist

“My friend Margaret Rich, who has died aged 89, came to the UK in 1959 from New Zealand to be a psychiatrist, and worked for most of her career at two…

Inside Story of Entire Studios’ Celeb-Fuelled Rise

Inside Story of Entire Studios’ Celeb-Fuelled Rise

After forging a relationship last year, the LA-based brand Entire Studios and London-based retailer Selfridges take things to the next level via an exclusive collection and an in-store pop-up. Esquire UK…

Aotearoa Is in the midst of a Food Revolution

Aotearoa Is in the midst of a Food Revolution

Chile-born Giulio Sturla’s Mapu Test Kitchen in Lyttelton is representative of something powerful that is happening in New Zealand right now: a quiet culinary revolution; a shift to small-scale, local,…

Birnam Wood Gets the Paperback Makeover

Birnam Wood Gets the Paperback Makeover

New Zealand-born author Eleanor Catton’s bestseller Birnam Wood is one of “eight intriguing” paperbacks included in a New York Times piece about book design – “the paperback edition is the second…

Baritone Phillip Rhodes Debuts at Opera Australia

Baritone Phillip Rhodes Debuts at Opera Australia

New Zealander Phillip Rhodes (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Kahungunu) “proved to be a safe hand” in his debut role as Giorgio Germont for Opera Australia in Verdi classic, La Traviata. “Listening to his…

Harper’s Bazaar Gets the Georgia Fowler Treatment

Harper’s Bazaar Gets the Georgia Fowler Treatment

Auckland-born supermodel Georgia Fowler is “taking cues from the reflection of sunlight on the sea” in a summer fashion photoshoot that features in Harper’s Bazaar Australia/New Zealand. Pregnant with her second…

Looking Back at the Lord of the Rings Effect

Looking Back at the Lord of the Rings Effect

“ absolutely put us on the map,” says Jasmine Millet, head of creative industries at Tātaki Auckland Unlimited and an advocate for the region’s filmmaking…

Unveiling a Breathtaking Whangārei Green Roof

Unveiling a Breathtaking Whangārei Green Roof

“During the World Green Infrastructure Congress 2023 in Berlin, we were awarded the Built Environment Green Roof Award for the Hundertwasser Art Centre and Wairau Māori Art Gallery,” University of Auckland…

Discovering New Zealand’s Newest Dark Sky Reserve

Discovering New Zealand’s Newest Dark Sky Reserve

The stars have long held a special resonance within Māori culture. Now, the plight of a small seabird has triggered Kaikōura to seek dark sky status – and the results are…

Kim Cadzow’s Rapid Rise Through Pro Peloton

Kim Cadzow’s Rapid Rise Through Pro Peloton

Every pathway into professional cycling is different, but few are as unique and as varied as New Zealander Kim Cadzow’s, who until just a few years ago was a swimmer-turned-triathlete with…

Thomasin McKenzie Gets the Accent Right in Eileen

Thomasin McKenzie Gets the Accent Right in Eileen

Thomasin McKenzie takes it as a compliment when people don’t know she’s from New Zealand. The 23-year-old actor – who broke through with 2019’s Jojo Rabbit and 2021’s Last Night in…

Mixed Win in Florida for Lydia Ko

Mixed Win in Florida for Lydia Ko

New Zealander Lydia Ko and Australia’s Jason Day have won the inaugural Grant Thornton Invitational in Florida, the ABC News reports. Ko, 26, and Day, 36, posted their second-straight round of 6-under-par…

Photographer Hōne Naera-Scott on a Journey

Photographer Hōne Naera-Scott on a Journey

Dwelling in foreign territory is something fashion photographer Hōne Naera-Scott is used to, Ticia Almazan writes in a story for Vogue Philippines. “Up until my early 20s, I was always just…

My Back Garden Does Look Like it Belongs to Bilbo

My Back Garden Does Look Like it Belongs to Bilbo

If The Lord of the Rings had you yearning for New Zealand, or Julia Roberts on a bike made you fall in love with Bali, you’re not alone. But did you…

Capital City a Top Spot for 2024

Capital City a Top Spot for 2024

Wellington has been named one of the 12 most LGBTQ+-friendly destinations to visit in 2024 by US-based Vacationer Magazine. “The city is known for its iconic red Wellington Cable Car and ‘Windy…

Electric Plane Set to Deliver Mail Across NZ

Electric Plane Set to Deliver Mail Across NZ

Parcels and letters will soon be distributed by electric aircraft between regions of New Zealand as the sparsely populated country embarks on a “new age of propulsion” in its attempts to…

Chill Out with Taika Waititi’s Next Goal Wins

Chill Out with Taika Waititi’s Next Goal Wins

Taika Waititi has always seen cinema as something optimistic. Growing up in a poor area of New Zealand, where he was born to an Ashkenazi mother and Māori father, movie theatres…

Māori Wardens Want People to Feel at Ease

Māori Wardens Want People to Feel at Ease

The strategies used by the Indigenous community policing alternative, the Māori Wardens, are in stark contrast to more muscular tactics pitched by the incoming government, Natasha Frost reports for The New…

Journalist John McBeth a Legend in Asia

Journalist John McBeth a Legend in Asia

Whanganui-born John McBeth, one of Asia’s pre-eminent journalists with a record of scrupulous and ground-breaking reporting, has died. He was 79. This obituary is published by The Diplomat. “Over a career spanning…

Birnam Wood Makes NY Times 2023 Best of List

Birnam Wood Makes NY Times 2023 Best of List

“Each year, we pore over thousands of new books, seeking out the best novels, memoirs, biographies, poetry collections, stories and more. Here are the standouts, selected by the staff of The…

Author Anna Smaill Looks in the Mirror

Author Anna Smaill Looks in the Mirror

Featuring in The Guardian’s regular column, ‘A Moment That Changed Me’, is New Zealand author Anna Smaill, 44, who describes how she fell in love with clothes. “When I was growing up…

Art Gave Brent Harris a Way Back from Pain

Art Gave Brent Harris a Way Back from Pain

In New Zealand-born Brent Harris’s surreal painting I Weep My Mother’s Breasts (1996) two identical young men shed pendulous tears that end in nipples. Magic realism comes to mind: a Diego…

Jenni Kayne Pairs Interior with Sandy Exterior

Jenni Kayne Pairs Interior with Sandy Exterior

“Positioned astride dramatic sand dunes,” the New Zealand family home of interior designer Jenni Kayne “is a new construction designed to do anything but stand out”, Lauren Mechling writes for Elle…

LOTR Chainmail Production a Two-Year Odyssey

LOTR Chainmail Production a Two-Year Odyssey

“There’s a lot of chainmail in Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” Men’s Journal journalist Griff Griffin writes. “Think of the hundreds of soldiers who wear it into…

Luminary Award Bestowed Upon Jane Campion

Luminary Award Bestowed Upon Jane Campion

New Zealander Jane Campion has been honoured with Next Generation Indie Film’s 2023 Luminary Award. The director accepted the award at the third annual gala, which took place at the end…

Christmas at Margot Henderson’s Place

Christmas at Margot Henderson’s Place

In a festive story published by The Observer, Wellington-born chef Margot Henderson describes her Christmas, and the meal to celebrate on the day. “As a child in New Zealand, I found it…

Sevens Coach Andrew Douglas Has Big Plans

Sevens Coach Andrew Douglas Has Big Plans

Hong Kong Sevens head coach New Zealander Andrew Douglas has said that two recent matches against Germany represented the first step towards “re-establishing Hong Kong in international rugby”, South China Morning…