EDGE #269: Praise for Lorde’s Melodrama, The All Blacks’ First Family, Rob Pearson Wins With Budweiser Commercial + New Zealand’s Beauty ++ more

  News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 23 June 2017 | #269 | New York Music | New Yorker (The) 20 June 2017 Melodrama Wins High Praise Across the Planet Lorde’s sophomore studio album Melodrama …

EDGE #268: Special Edition / NZ Legend Story / Bill Phillips: World-Changing Economist

  News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 21 June 2017 | #268 | New York Bill Phillips: World-Changing Economist http://www.nzedge.com/legends/bill-phillips/ The story of Bill Phillips is further evidence of the “world-changing New Zealanders” theory promoted …

EDGE #267: Emirates Team NZ Clinch Spot Against Oracle Team USA, Burt Munro Anniversary, Flying Nun bewitches + Art Deco Delight Napier ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 14 June 2017 | #267 | New York America’s Cup | Fox Sports 13 June 2017 Kiwis Clinch Spot Against Oracle Team USA In America’s Cup “Emirates Team New …

EDGE #266: Jane Campion’s China Girl, Roger Donaldson’s Doco McLaren + Why New Zealand Is Your Favourite Country ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 08 June 2017 | #266 | New York Film & TV | IndieWIRE 06 June 2017 Jane Campion’s China Girl is Unforgettable “Is it a movie? Is it a …

EDGE #265: NZ Launches Into Space, Lorde on Rolling Stone, Len Lye in New Plymouth + Robert Oliver Fuses Pasifika Flavours ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 31 May 2017 | #265 | New York Science/Tech | Guardian (The) 29 May 2017 NZ Launches Into Space Race With 3D-Printed Rocket Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space …

EDGE: #264: Kaynemaile Wins At NYCxDesign Awards, Alan Gibbs’ Sculpture Park, NZ Wants the World to Love Feijoas + Artist Lisa Reihana Arrives in Venice in Style ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 24 May 2017 | #265 | New York Arts | Architecture Now 23 May 2017 Kaynemaile Wins At NYCxDesign Awards “New Zealand company Kaynemaile has won Best Architectural Product …

EDGE: #263: O2O2’s Pollution Mask, Kiwis on Forbes Top 30 Under 30, Cliff Curtis’ Avatar Sequel Lead Role + Foods To Try in New Zealand ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 17 May 2017 | #263 | New York Science/Tech | Engadget 16 May 2017 Face Mask That Fights Pollution “It’s a ubiquitous sight in cities like Beijing: pedestrians walking under …

EDGE: #262: Andrew Nicholson Wins Badminton Horse Trials, Wellington Top In Quality-Of-Life Ranking + Population Specialist Looks at China ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 10 May 2017 | #262 | New York Sport General | BBC 08 May 2017 Andrew Nicholson Wins Badminton Horse Trials “New Zealand’s Andrew Nicholson has won the Badminton …

EDGE #261: Air NZ #1 on Aussie Reputation Index, Chris Liddell Opens White House Doors, Xero’s Rod Drury Promotes Global Ecosystem, Army Food Turned Into Fine Dining + Down Under Delights ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 03 May 2017 | #261 | New York Business | Australian Financial Review 01 May 2017 Air NZ Takes Top Spot on Australian Reputation Index Rugby’s Bledisloe Cup. Cricket’s …

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 …

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)