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 …

EDGE #297: Phil Keoghan’s 30th Race, Anthony McCarten’s Churchill, Niki Caro, Kimbra, Rotorua + Beulah Koale’s Breakout Performance++

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM |17 January 2018 | #297 | New York Film & TV | Parade 11 January 2018 Amazing Race Host Phil Keoghan Amasses 30 Seasons With the cold of the Northern …

EDGE #296: Jim Anderton RIP, Jean Batten, Mt Taranaki, Laughing Keas, All Birds, Lorde +Tane Mahuta ++

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM |10 January 2018 | #296 | New York Obituaries | Reuters 08 January 2018 Jim Anderton a Towering Figure in Politics One of New Zealand’s senior political figures, former deputy …

EDGE #295: Happy Holidays. From Forbes, Startup Daily, ESPN, Hollywood Reporter, The Guardian + More

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM |20 December 2017 | #295 | New York Adrenalin | Conde Nast Traveler 16 December 2017 How New Zealand Invented Adventure Sports New Zealander Henry van Asch was bumming around …

EDGE #294: From The Guardian, Adweek, Mashable, Daily Mail, LA Times, BBC, Vogue + More

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 13 December 2017 | #294 | New York New Zealand | Mashable 11 December 2017 Milford Sound NZ’s Most Instagrammed Place “Pictures don’t quite do Milford Sound justice, but …

EDGE #293: Kiwis in Spotlights: “New Zealand the Greatest Country,” Benefits of Foreign Owned Property Debated + Kimbra Returns on Top of the World ++ more

  News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 06 December 2017 | #293 | New York New Zealand | Telegraph (The) 04 December 2017 ‘NZ the Greatest Country on Earth’ “The greatest country on Earth? According …

EDGE #292: Kiwis in Spotlights: Lorde’s Melodrama No 1 Album 2017, Richard Thomas Charts Bob Dylan’s Odyssey + NZ Getting Left Off World Maps ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 29 November 2017 | #292 | New York Music | NME 28 November 2017 NME Names Lorde’s Melodrama No 1 Album of 2017 “2017 has been a bad year …

EDGE #291: Kiwis in Spotlights: Lorde Wins Six Tuis, NZ’s War on Rats Could Change the World + Winemaker Sam Connew’s Blazing Trail ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 22 November 2017 | #291 | New York Music | Daily Mail 17 November 2017 Lorde Takes Home Six Tuis at NZ Music Awards New Zealand singer Lorde has …

EDGE #290: Kiwis in Spotlights: Life After the America’s Cup for Winning Sailors, Simon Denny’s Art Approach to Business Creation + NZ’s Winter Shorter by a Month ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 15 November 2017 | #290 | New York America’s Cup | CNN 13 November 2017 Life After the America’s Cup for Winning Sailors “For Joe Sullivan (pictured) and Simon …

EDGE #289: Kiwis in Spotlights: Jacinda Ardern One of World’s Most Powerful Women, Manta5 Pedal-Electric Hydrofoil + Flight of the Conchords UK Tour ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 08 November 2017 | #289 | New York Politics and Economics | Forbes 06 November 2017 Jacinda Ardern One of World’s Most Powerful Women Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has …

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)