EDGE #311: Black Fern Sevens Win Kitakyushu Sevens, Burial at Last for WWI Soldier Killed at Ypres + Roger Donaldson On ‘Sleeping Dogs’ And ‘Cocktail’ ++

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 26 April 2018 | #311 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Berlin), Carla Hofler, Henrike Forschler (Auckland). See all stories and a 14,000 story archive …

EDGE #310: New Zealand Bans All New Offshore Oil Exploration, Remarkable Kiwis Celebrated in Dream Catchers Series + Chef Mark Simmons Runs the Show at NY’s Kiwiana ++

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 19 April 2018 | #310 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Berlin), Carla Hofler, Henrike Forschler (Auckland). See all stories and a 14,000 story archive …

EDGE #309: Auckland Becoming a Global Dining Powerhouse, Mahia World’s Best Spot for Rocket Launching, NZ Indie Film STRAY + Karen Walker’s Challenge to Masculinity ++

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 11 April 2018 | #309 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Berlin), Carla Hofler, Henrike Forschler (Auckland). See all stories and a 14,000 story archive …

EDGE #308: Jacinda Ardern on Life as a Leader, Sam Stuchbury Makes Forbes 30 Under 30, Tami Neilson Drops New Single + Doughnut Maker Adam Wills a Trailblazer ++

  News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 05 April 2018 | #308 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Berlin), Carla Hofler, Henrike Forschler (Auckland). See all stories and a 14,000 story …

EDGE #307: Helen Clark Film Reveals Shadowy World at UN, Sam Neill Stars in His First Western, Emilia Wickstead Launches Activewear Range + C.K. Stead’s Latest Novel ++

News of New Zealand in The World From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 28 March 2018 | #307 | New York Film & TV | Guardian (The) 27 March 2018 Helen Clark Film Reveals a Shadowy World at the UN …

EDGE #306: NZ One Of Ten Happiest Countries, Chris Liddell Named White House Deputy Chief Of Staff, Pioneering Umpire Kathy Cross to Retire + Hidden Gems in NZ ++

  News of New Zealand in The World From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 21 March 2018 | #306 | New York Community/General | CNN 16 March 2018 New Zealand One of Ten Happiest Countries New Zealand has been ranked …

EDGE #305: Jacinda Ardern’s Social Laboratory for the World, Keala Settle’s Oscars Performance, New Zealand’s Paradise for Wine Lovers + 36 Hours in Auckland ++

News of New Zealand in The World From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 14 March 2018 | #305 | New York Politics and Economics | The Sydney Morning Herald 08 March 2018 Jacinda Ardern’s Social Laboratory for the World “Jacinda …

EDGE #304: NZ On Passport Power Rank Eight, Sam Neill Wants to Ban Plastic Bag, Insta-Worthy Experience at Gibbs Farm + Georgia Pratt On Speaking Your Truth ++

News of New Zealand in The World From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 07 March 2018 | #304 | New York Society | News.com.au 01 March 2018 New Zealand on Passport Power Rank Eight The New Zealand passport has been …

EDGE #303: NZ’s Role in Apocalypse Now, Marlon Williams Tiny Desk Session, Taika Waititi’s Breakers and Upperers + Skiing’s Remarkable Wells Brothers ++

News of New Zealand in The World From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 28 February 2018 | #303 | New York Community/General | Guardian (The) 22 February 2018 New Zealand’s Role in Apocalypse Now “If you’re interested in the end …

EDGE #301: NZ Perfect Place to Shape Ed Hillary, Kimbra’s Primal Heart, Tape Face in Vegas, Braindead Revisited, Bevan Congdon RIP + MORE

News of New Zealand in The World From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 14 February 2018 | #301 | New York Z-Files | SB Nation 12 February 2018 New Zealand the Perfect Place to Shape Ed Hillary “I ended up …

EDGE #300: 125 Years of Female Vote in NZ, NZ Fourth Best Democracy, NZ Food Experiences, Graham Henry Joins Auckland + Mark Bridgwater’s Breathtaking Outdoor Shot ++

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 08 February 2018 | #300 | New York Community/General | Xinhua 06 February 2018 Celebrating 125 Years of the Female Vote in NZ New Zealand Minister for Women Julie …

EDGE #299: Rocket Lab Launches Humanity Star, Peter Jackson Brings WWI to Life, Tiritiri Matangi Island + Dreams of Moving to NZ ++

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 31 January 2018 | #299 | New York Science/Tech | South China Morning Post 30 January 2018 Rocket Lab Launches the Humanity Star The glittering Humanity Star satellite, which …

EDGE #298: NZers Wary of Impact of Tourism, Praise for Anthony McCarten’s Churchill, Craft Beer + Whero O Te Rangi Bailey ++

  News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 24 January 2018 | #298 | New York New Zealand | Deutsche Welle 24 January 2018 New Zealanders Wary of Impact of Tourism The number of New Zealanders …

Poroporoaki mo Papa Hemi

It may have been the disconnection from his biological father that motivated Jim Anderton to champion the tribe of nga mokai, the fatherless ones. Then again it could have been a deep-seated instinct stemming from his Irish DNA, or perhaps even the social justice agenda implicit in the Faith that he and I share….

Reitu Noble Harris, Kahukura

My friend and leader Reitu Noble Harris, pensioner, was downed by winter pneumonia. Marshalled by Hine Nui Te Po he passed into the long night…

Ōmarunui: Differing Narratives And Different Perspectives

This coming week and especially the day of 12 October brings memories of war to the fore. It is the 99th anniversary of the worst day in our nation’s…

64 Shots: Leadership in a Crazy World – Review

64 Shots- leadership in a crazy world. Kevin Roberts, Chairman Saatchi & Saatchi. New York: Power House Books. The locus of this new book by Kevin…

Mahi Aroha 4: A Short History of Two Deaths and a Single Killing

Social change activist and longtime NZEDGE columnist Denis O’Reilly weaves a multi-layered tale located on the social edge of Aotearoa. Last week I heard on RNZ a documentary interview with Rastaman Tigilau Ness

Mahi Aroha 3: Endurance Required

In Napier there is a certain smug satisfaction at the defeat of the amalgamation proposal. Another local proposal – the Ahuriri Deed of Settlement – that seeks to put right past wrongs – also…

Mahi Aroha 2: First, Revive the Spirit

In the week preceding the 2014 General Election I gave a speech to the AGM of the Council of Social Services in Christchurch. Whenever I’m in Christchurch I feel the spirit of my late…

He Mahi Aroha 1: WFFW – Whanau Forever, Forever Whanau

Hello. Its been a while. My heart is full. I’m in the mood to write. In recent times Taape and I have been trying as much as is possible to live out at Ocean Beach,…

Nga Kupu Aroha Epilogue

Once you put something out there you just don’t know who will pick it up and where it will go. Since its birth in 2004 Nga…

Blessed Love

Nga Kupu Aroha recorded a journey. It may well have been a saga. The quest started…

Once Was Gangman Styles

As I approach my 60th year (next month) I’m increasingly reflecting on times past and what the hell I intend to do with the time…

To Understand What Is

Kia ora. This is my 50th posting of Nga Kupu…

Deck the Halls

On Election Day I worked at the Waiohiki Arts Village with my nephew Lawrence Kingi-Miki, Nathan Rose, Gerard Gunn, and Tipu Tareha. We were digging…

Graduation Address

Graduation Address

by Peter V. Rajsingh to the University of Auckland Business School May 7, 2103, Aotea Center   Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, Members of Council, Members of the University, Graduands, Families and Friends… Kia ora koutou katoa! Heartiest congratulations to our Graduands – accomplished, …

TEDxAuckland 2013

TEDxAuckland 2013

Brian Sweeney’s TEDxAuckland talk, ‘Punk Eek’ Seventeen years ago I experienced a revelation on the road to Karakare. I was driving with this man, who told me a story about New Zealand’s unique and powerful position in the world. A …

Sunday Business, RadioLIVE

Sunday Business, RadioLIVE

Brian Sweeney speaks to RadioLIVE’s Sunday Business host Andrew Patterson about New Zealand’s branding and story. (17 minutes)