EDGE #260: Lorde Talks Melodrama, Looksee Welly Draws 48,000, Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 + Top of the Lake Season Two ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders via Global Media From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 26 April 2017 | #260 | New York Music | New York Times (The) 22 April 2017 Lorde talks Melodrama at New York Diner Lorde owns …

EDGE #259: Americans Prefer Pricier NZ Wines to Australian, Populism The New Black + Kiwis for Kiwi ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders via Global Media From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 19 April 2017 | #259 | New York Wine | Bloomberg 19 April 2017 Americans Prefer Pricier NZ Wines to Australian Americans are falling in love …

EDGE #258: RIP Brewing Magnate Sir Douglas Myers & Satirist John Clarke, NZ Comes Aboard China’s OBOR Initiative + David Trubridge Design’s Redwoods Nightlights ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 12 April 2017 | #258 | New York News | New Zealand Herald (The) 11 April 2017 Sir Douglas Myers, Brewing Magnate and Business Advocate (78) Sir Douglas Myers, …

#EDGE 257: Phil Keoghan’s LE RIDE Tours USA, Bruce Connew’s Body of Work, Dunedin’s Big Scottish Heritage + China Honors Rewi Alley ++ more

  News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 05 April 2017 | #257 | New York Film & TV | Salt Lake Tribune (The) 04 April 2017 Phil Keoghan’s LE RIDE Tours USA Phil Keoghan, New …

EDGE #256: Bruce McLaren Voted into Hall of Fame, Eleanor Catton’s New Novel, Karen Walker’s Latest Pieces + Sam Neill’s Richly Sane Career ++ more

  News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 29 March 2017 | #256 | New York Motorsports | Motorsport.com 27 March 2017 Racer Bruce McLaren Voted into Hall of Fame Legendary constructor and driver, New Zealander …

EDGE #255: New Zealand’s Neoliberal Drift, Annie Goldson’s Film Unravels Dotcom Drama, Why Filmmaker Niki Caro Travels, + Monica Galetti’s Mere ++ more

  News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 22 March 2017 | #255 | New York Politics and Economics | Jacobin 21 March 2017 New Zealand’s Neoliberal Drift “The image of New Zealand as a kind-hearted …

EDGE #254: Murray Ball a National Hero, Discovery’s Global Intern Ben Mikha, Christchurch Trends + Lang Leav’s Debut Novel ++ more

  News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 15 March 2017 | #254 | New York Obituaries | Guardian (The) 14 March 2017 Footrot Flats Creator Murray Ball a National Hero Murray Ball, the creator of …

EDGE #253: Ashleigh Young Wins Yale Literary Prize, Tania Dalton Tributes, Team NZ, Lorde’s New Chapter + Emilia Wickstead’s Latest ++ more

  News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 08 March 2017 | #253 | New York Writers | New Zealand Herald 07 March 2017 Ashleigh Young Wins Major Literary Prize It is the kind of news …

EDGE #252: John Gilbert & Dan Lemmon Win Oscars, Wellington Recruits Tech Talent, Taika Waititi NZer of the Year + Bruce McLaren Film + Rob Muldoon Blowback ++ more

  News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 1 March 2017 | #252 | New York Film & TV | Oscars 28 February 2017 John Gilbert and Dan Lemmon Win at Oscars Two New Zealanders have …

EDGE #251: New Continent Zealandia + Wellington Invites Tech Talent + Phil Keoghan’s Le Ride + Lindauer’s Colonial Window +Oprah & Reese ++ more

  News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 22 February 2017 | #251 | New York News | Business Insider 17 February 2017 Earth Has Brand-New Continent Called Zealandia “A new study of Earth’s crust, has …

EDGE #250: Frankie Adams’ sci-fi drama, Mojo Coffee in Chicago, Georgia Fowler on Cover of Harper’s Bazaar + Kiwiana Reminds People ‘Immigrants Make America Great’ ++ more

  News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 16 February 2017 | #250 | New York Film & TV | IndieWIRE 14 February 2017 Frankie Adams the Unfindable Expanse Actress The men behind adapting the popular …

EDGE #249: Everything Wrong with NZ Doomsday Plan, Parris Goebel a Feminist Hip Hop Force, NZ’s Most Romantic Spots + AI scientist Shane Legg ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 08 February 2017 | #249 | New York Community/General | Outside Magazine 07 February 2017 Everything Wrong with the NZ Doomsday Survival Plan “You know things are getting risky …

EDGE #248: Coromandel NZ’s Favourite Holiday Spot, NZ Films at Berlin Film Festival, Peter Gunn’s Melbourne Hot Spot + Helen Clark To Step Down As UNDP Chief and more ++

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 01 February 2017 | #248 | New York New Zealand | Epoch Times 30 January 2017 Coromandel NZ’s Favourite Holiday Spot With such a stunning country and so many …

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 military history when in 1916 at the Bellvue Spur, Flanders, Belgium 846 New Zealand soldiers fell in battle and many…

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…

Circenses nil Panem

If you believe that rugby is played in heaven then New Zealand is currently Paradise:…

Knight, Might & Right

It was Saturday morning. My usual weekday routine is to get up around…

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)