EDGE #277: The Future Of NZ Wine Is Strong, Record McLaren Road Car Gathering + Getting Excited About Taika Waititi’s Thor ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 17 August 2017 | #277 | New York Wine | Snooth 16 August 2017 The Future Of New Zealand Wine Is Strong ““The future of New Zealand wine is …

EDGE #276: Tom Walsh Wins Gold, Jacinda Ardern’s Rapid Rise + Weta Digital Working on Avatar Sequels ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 09 August 2017 | #276 | New York Sport General | Reuters 08 August 2017 Tom Walsh Wins Gold at World Championships “Having watched compatriot Valerie Adams dominate women’s …

EDGE #275: Wellington – High-Tech Capital of AsiaPac, Peter Gordon’s Kitchen, New Zealand’s Birthplace + iZombie Rose McIver ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 02 August 2017 | #275 | New York Science/Tech | Australian Financial Review (The) 28 July 2017 Wellington – The High-Tech Capital Of Asia Pacific “Wellington is emerging as …

EDGE #274: Bryce Dallas Howard New Tourism NZ Ambassador, CNN’s Top 10 Outdoor Adventures in New Zealand, DJ Zane Lowe + Mince on Toast ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 26 July 2017 | #274 | New York New Zealand | Travel Agent Central 21 July 2017 Bryce Dallas Howard Named Tourism NZ Brand Ambassador Pete’s Dragon and Jurassic …

EDGE #273: Phil Keoghan on NatGeo, Bruce McLaren Tribute, Kaynemaile’s Movemaking Link, Jan Beagle UN Under-SecGen + Fat Freddy in Amsterdam ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 19 July 2017 | #273 | New York Film & TV | National Geographic 14 July 2017 Earth Live With Phil Keoghan for Nat Geo Phil Keoghan has seen …

EDGE #272: Jane Campion new Lake series, John Clarke Tribute, Joel Little dominates Billboard + All Blacks & Lions Draw ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 12 July 2017 | #272 | New York Film & TV | Guardian (The) 11 July 2017 Jane Campion on Inspiration Behind New TOTL Series Fans of the critically …

EDGE #271: The American Dream is in NZ, iZombie winning fans + Richie McCaw enjoying life away from the fast lane ++ more

  News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 23 June 2017 | #269 | New York Community/General | NBC News 30 June 2017 The American Dream is in New Zealand “What’s the deal with New Zealand?” …

EDGE #270: Emirates Team NZ Reclaim America’s Cup, Peter Beck’s Space + NZ a World Power of High-End Filmmaking ++ more

  News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 28 June 2017 | #270 | New York America’s Cup | New York Times (The) 27 June 2017 Emirates Team New Zealand Reclaim America’s Cup Emirates Team New …

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 …

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)