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 …

EDGE #280: Kiwis in Spotlights: Bruce Houghton Volcanologist, Crawford Falconer Trade Negotiator, Kharl WiRepa designer, Ruth Park novelist, Tracy Clark Ocean Swimmer + Black Ferns Haka

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 06 September 2017 | #280 | New York Visual Arts | Smithsonian 05 September 2017 Internet Ads Taking Over NZ’s Real Life Wild Spots A New Zealand public art …

EDGE #279: Black Ferns Win World Cup, All-Female Shortlist for Silver Scrolls Award Shortlist, Air NZ’s Safety Videos + Gwithyen Thomas Shares Aroha in US ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 30 August 2017 | #279 | New York Rugby | Irish Times (The) 28 August 2017 Black Ferns Blitz Red Roses to Take World Cup Crown ““New Zealand are …

EDGE #278: Colin Meads Leaves Mighty Memories, Silicon Valley Crazy About Allbirds + Small Screen Gives Jane Campion New Space to Shine ++ more

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 23 August 2017 | #278 | New York Obituaries | Guardian (The) 22 August 2017 All Blacks Great Colin Meads Leaves Mighty Memories “Colin Meads, the famously tough All …

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 …

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)