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 …

EDGE #288: Kiwis in Spotlights: Jacinda Ardern Set to Govern, Apple Buys PowerbyProxi, Taika Waititi’s Thor + Alluring North Island Spots ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 01 November 2017 | #288 | New York Politics and Economics | New York Times (The) 30 October 2017 New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern Gets Set to Govern Describing herself …

EDGE #287: Kiwis in Spotlights: NZ’s New Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, LeRoy Transfield + The Ethical Minefields of Technology ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 25 October 2017 | #287 | New York Politics and Economics | New York Times (The) 20 October 2017 Jacinda Ardern, 37, Will Be NZ’s Youngest Prime Minister “A …

EDGE #286: Kiwis in Spotlights: Lessons from NZ on Fiscal Discipline, Emirates Team NZ, Neil Finn + Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 18 October 2017 | #286 | New York Politics and Economics | Financial Times 17 October 2017 Lessons from New Zealand on Fiscal Discipline “New Zealand and the UK …

EDGE #285: Kiwis in Spotlights: Tech Industry Boots Up, KJ Apa, William Trubridge, Aldous Harding + Jason Bae ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 11 October 2017 | #285 | New York Politics and Economics | Nikkei Asian Review 10 October 2017 New Zealand’s Tech Industry Boots Up Majestic scenery, adventure tourism and …

EDGE #284: Kiwis in Spotlights: World Rowing Championships, Topp Twins, Rowi Kiwi, Pure Pods + Jessica McCormack ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 04 October 2017 | #284 | New York Watersports | New Zealand Herald 02 October 2017 NZ Capture 7 Medals at World Rowing Championships New Zealand have captured seven …

EDGE #283: Kiwis in Spotlights: Bill English, Jacinda Ardern, Matt Lambert, Miranda Harcourt + Maori Moana ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 27 September 2017 | #283 | New York Politics and Economics | Forbes 25 September 2017 The New Politics Of New Zealand “New Zealand politics seldom grabs international attention. …

EDGE #282: Kiwis in Spotlights: Kiri Te Kanawa, Te Reo, Sam Neill, Georgia Fowler + Lili Sumner ++ 16 more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 20 September 2017 | #282 | New York Opera | BBC 19 September 2017 Kiri Te Kanawa Sings Her Last Public Note Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, one of opera’s …

EDGE #281: New Zealanders in Profile: New York Times, Daily Mail, Hello!, Vogue, Variety, The Guardian, Japan Times, The Wire ++

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 13 September 2017 | #281 | New York Politics and Economics | New York Times (The) 12 September 2017 New Zealand’s Election No Longer Predictable No one had expected …

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 late on Sunday 9 July 2017. I was suffering from the same lurgy. Maybe six hours after his death I…

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…

Circenses nil Panem

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

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)