“Little New Zealand” has done it again. A country of less than 3.8 million people has once again proved how talented it is at sports.
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Anna Paquin has got something tucked away in her closet: an Oscar … becoming the second-youngest Academy Award winner is a tough act to follow.
Week in the Life: Dean Barker, Yachtsman.
Interview with Kiwi writer and avant-garde filmmaker Chris Kraus, author of I Love Dick (the spare-no-prisoners tell-all that scandalised the Soho Intelligentsia) talks about anorexia, romance, and faking it.
New Zealand goes wild as the oldest trophy in sport stays down under.
Enough said (really!)
Beaten by Black Magic, Prada promises they’ll be back for America’s Cup rerun. Minutes after New Zealand’s Black Magic sailed past the finishing line to clinch the America’s Cup with a 5-0 whitewash …
Playing a 52-year-old tobacco company executive in The Insider is all in a day’s work for 35-year-old Russell Crowe; giving up the smokes is not.
There’s more to the web than pornography, semi-literate navel-gazing and slick shopping sites, but finding quality information can be difficult … a site that makes it easy.
Dean Barker, a fresh-faced 26-year-old backup skipper and Russell Coutts’s protege, helmed Team New Zealand to its second America’s Cup win yesterday, beating Italy’s Prada by 48 seconds to sweep the series, 5-0
Skipper Russell Coutts always put the emphasis on ‘team’ in Team New Zealand, and today, he gave an understudy the glorious job of winning the America’s Cup …
New Zealand elite wool makes the Esquire A-Z for 2000. “With Wall Street having doled out $13billion in bonuses last year you can bet your cashmere socks that luxury fabrics will fly high in…
New Zealand enhanced their reputation as stars of the sevens game with a crushing victory over the defending champions Fiji in the final of the Hong Kong Sevens.
Supermodel Kylie Bax was born and raised on her parent’s horse breeding farm in North Island, New Zealand.
US co-ed are looking for a spring-break change and NZ is on the bikini-trail. “Europe is big this year”, she says, “So is Australia and New Zealand. People are spreading their wings”.
“Kia-ora Wellington: All the high-tech architecture in the world cannot disguise the fact that New Zealand’s capital city is still a village at heart. Paul Gogarty ventures into a very enjoyable timewarp”.
As the Southern Alps loom into view, Douglas Rogers seriously doubts whether his train can complete New Zealand’s greatest railway journey.
Oz comment: “Crowe is a national hero” (despite “inconveniently managing to get himself born in New Zealand”); jokes from the Katzy kitchen; Crowe, Hillary and Rutherford make Australia green; Crowe “a…
Kapka Kassabova, regional winner for best first book in Commonwealth Writer’s Prize to be decided in April.
Comix 2000 New Zealanders Dylan Horrocks (whose extraordinarily moving comic novel Hicksville was 1998’s breakout alternative hit) and Chris Knox each contribute wonderful strips.
“Sir Peter Blake, head of Team New Zealand, is that rare thing: an international celebrity who has remained popular in a homeland where cutting “tall poppies” down to size is a national pastime …”
University of Auckland… A vaccine that protects against the effects of epilepsy and stroke has been successfully tested on animals.
New Zealanders say their country was built with No.8 wire, corrugated iron and Kauri logs… what is its key to success in high-tech battles against world technology leaders?
Kiwi Dr. Matthew During, in articles published in the New Yorker and Science reveals ‘revolutionary’ research that could limit brain damage caused by epilepsy and strokes.
Gross-out contest winner horrifies New Zealand
You won’t get the sea-breeze or the sea spray, but an internet animator from New Zealand can almost get you to the America’s Cup.
The straight lines of modern architecture particularly incensed him.
e-summit Calls for Vigilance as the FBI tightened its focus on a small number of suspects.
It’s not New Zealand’s fault. Little more than 10 years ago they took the world by storm with their fruit-packed, freshly acidic, amazingly aromatic Sauvignon Blanc. Now …
Hundertwasser, who died last week aged 71, has left New Zealand with two vivid legacies — a flag design and a magnificent toilet. Friedensreich Hundertwasser: December 15 1928 – February 19 2000
The wakeboarder depicted is a chap called Gavin Broadbent, who is New Zealand’s wakeboarding champion. The ad was filmed in the Tasman Sea off the west coast of NZ.
Interview: Brent Hansen: MTV Europe’s president has seen the network flourish in his 13 years there.
No, it’s a fish. By hokey, it’s not, is it?
Adrenalin junkies flock to the adventure playground of the world for a big fix of bungee- jumping or white-water rafting. David Davies settles for a gentler approach to Godzone country.
Mike Moore said on Tuesday that opening up the markets of wealthy nations to exports from the poorest countries was a crucial pillar of free trade.
Two New Zealand scientists report in Nature today a more down-to-earth explanation for something that has been puzzling physicists for hundreds of years.
Are you still reeling from the way your guests drained your wine supply during those blowout millennium parties?
From the Evening Standard online edition: “Huka Lodge epitomised the essence of New Zealand: a seductive blend of wilderness and sophistication. The scenery is still jaw-droppingly beautiful … but since I visited five years ago it seems that boringly…
BBC’s acclaimed Walking with the Dinosaurs: Behind the scenes, Programme 5 “Spirits of the Ice Forest”.
“Will it be another 130 years before anyone can wrest the cup from the Kiwis?” The extensive New York Times coverage of the America’s Cup.
“What a congenial country New Zealand is for visitors from what used to be called “the home country … It all seems half-familiar with a style of friendliness that is a change from English…
Russell Crowe was the darling of the early awards season, picking up a slew of accolades for his role as a tobacco industry whistle-blower in The Insider.
Kawakawa, New Zealand: flushing the toilet has forever changed in this tiny township as hundreds of tourists flood in – to go to perhaps the most triumphant public loo in all the world. A…
306 commonwealth soldiers, including 5 New Zealanders, are to be honoured at the National Memorial Arboretum in the English Midlands. The soldiers, many underage, were executed by their own side for desertion. “The youngsters were as much…
Shaun the New Zealand Drysdale is doing community work in England’s Lake District – he attracts motorists’ attention, slowing them down for a second glance.
Solid bowling and strong fielding led New Zealand to victory in the Women’s Cricket World Cup on December 23. The trans-Tasman final was “probably the most exciting match in the history of Women’s International Cricket”. More coverage…
Mahara McKay, 19, who holds dual Swiss and New Zealand citizenship, has won the Miss Switzerland competition. “I’m very proud that I’m half Maori,” says Mahara, who lived in Auckland until she was 10….
When the Pompidou Centre in Paris was closed for two years for a refit, a competition was held to design the Centre’s restaurant. Beating entries from the elite of European architecture, the prize went…
“Up ahead there is likely to be John Howard, 46, arguably the world’s greatest adventure racer, a crusty old Kiwi window cleaner who, late in a race, looks like he just crawled out from under a…
At 27 Pamela Bell has found her niche. It’s in Wanaka, snow-boarding and designing cross-over snow/street clothing. Pamela says her label Fruition means “reaching a goal, attaining something you deeply desire”.