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Our Illustrious Hall of Famer Sir Bob Charles

Our Illustrious Hall of Famer Sir Bob Charles

Carterton-born “legendary left-hander” Sir Bob Charles, 82, had a “remarkable” golfing career, the Bangkok Post’s Brett Brasier writes in his regular ‘Golf Tips’ column for the newspaper. “My few words on the great golfers that…

David Shearer to Lead UN Mission in S Sudan

David Shearer to Lead UN Mission in S Sudan

New Zealand lawmaker David Shearer, 59, who has led UN aid efforts worldwide has been named UN mission chief in South Sudan, one of the world’s toughest peacekeeping jobs. Shearer, who will end a seven-year…

Team New Zealand Recruits Italian Skipper Max Sirena

Team New Zealand Recruits Italian Skipper Max Sirena

Team New Zealand has signed Max Sirena, 53, who skippered the Italian challenger team Luna Rossa at the 2013 America’s Cup in San Francisco. “This stresses the sporting and friendly ties of mutual respect that…

Swiss-Belhotel Chief Gavin Faull Ever the Traveller

Swiss-Belhotel Chief Gavin Faull Ever the Traveller

New Zealander Gavin Faull, 63, has been living out of a suitcase ever since he decided to join a consulting firm in Hong Kong back in 1973. Now, as chairman and president of Swiss-Belhotel…

Gatland Made an OBE in Queen’s Birthday List

Gatland Made an OBE in Queen’s Birthday List

Wales rugby union coach Warren Gatland, who last year guided the British and Irish Lions to a 2-1 series victory in Australia and Wales to the Six Nations title, has been made an OBE…

Cannes Is a Mythical and Exciting Place, Says Campion

Cannes Is a Mythical and Exciting Place, Says Campion

Head of this year’s Cannes jury, Wellington-born director Jane Campion made her name portraying complex, strong-willed female protagonists and knows from first-hand experience that the festival is a place where careers are made. Campion, the…

French Left Scoreless with All Black Aerial Bombardment

French Left Scoreless with All Black Aerial Bombardment

New skipper Kieran Read has led the All Blacks to victory over France winning the Dave Gallaher Cup and celebrating their 500th Test with a resounding 30-0 full-time score. An astute kicking…

New Zealand Dolphin Faces Extinction

New Zealand Dolphin Faces Extinction

An estimated 55 adult Maui dolphins are left in the world. The Maui is unique to the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. It is the world’s rarest and smallest dolphin. And, by…

Fish For a New Middle Class

Fish For a New Middle Class

More New Zealand seafood is headed to Thailand as consumer appetite grows. The South Pacific nation is poised to capitalise on Thai consumers now having more baht in their pockets and their increased appreciation…

Puttin’ ‘Em Back in the Trees

Puttin’ ‘Em Back in the Trees

A mammoth conservation effort stretching back decades is offering hope for one of the world’s rarest birds, the kakapo, lifting its numbers from about 50 in 1990 to 126 this year. The kakapo was…

Sevens Title Won at Twickenham

Sevens Title Won at Twickenham

New Zealand have retained their Sevens World Series title, ending the season with a third-place spot at the London Sevens to finish on 167 Series points, six ahead of closest rivals Fiji. A record…

Electrifying In The Tropics

Electrifying In The Tropics

The Naked and Famous play Bangkok’s Moonstar Studio on 17 January and are “set to electrify Thai audiences with alternative pop and rock songs, including Young Blood and Punching in a Dream.” “The quintet…

Executive Eye For Detail

Executive Eye For Detail

Auckland-raised executive chef Ryan Arboleda shares some two of his favourite recipes with the Bangkok Post: Slow cooked New Zealand lamb breast with shaved fennel and pureed peas and Tiramisu ‘Verrine’. Philippines-born Arboleda has worked…

Snapping Up Stereotypes

Snapping Up Stereotypes

Auckland comedian Andre King, who recently took to the stage in Bangkok and Phuket as part of an international comedy festival in Thailand, spoke to the Bangkok Post about his act, New Zealand humour…

Shannon’s One and Only Lord

Shannon’s One and Only Lord

While European nobility gathered in Westminster Abbey for April’s royal wedding, one British lord was content to watch the nuptials on television in Shannon, the small New Zealand farming town he calls home. Lord…

Trading Dairy for Baht

Trading Dairy for Baht

New Zealand’s high quality food and beverage industry is responsible for market growth in Thailand, according to acting New Zealand Trade Commissioner to Thailand Thanadej Trakulyingyong. New Zealand’s food industry, in particular dairy products,…

Aotearoa on the Cheap

Aotearoa on the Cheap

The Bangkok Post takes a budget tour of NZ “that in some countries could easily pass for luxury”. Spending just fifty NZ dollars a day, the travel writer visits Wellington’s Botanic Gardens, Te Papa,…

Chinese Opportunity

Chinese Opportunity

Fonterra has made the biggest ever investment in the Chinese dairy industry by a foreign company by purchasing a 43% stake in the Shijiazhuang San Lu Group for US$107 million. The San Lu Group produces powdered…

Closer Thais

Closer Thais

A move towards closer economic relations between NZ and Thailand was kick-started by Foreign Minister Phil Goff’s talks with his Thai counterpart, Surakiart Sathirathai, in late November. The NZ government has offered Thais aged 18-30 6 month…

Inter-national Bank

Inter-national Bank

Australia’s ANZ Group has purchased the National Bank of NZ from Britain’s Lloyds TSB. The AU$5.4 billion deal is the largest takeover in the Asia-Pacific this year, doubling ANZ’s market share to make it NZ’s biggest…

Sevens Heaven for Home-crowd

Sevens Heaven for Home-crowd

NZ’s rugby sevens team delighted a 32,000-strong crowd in Wellington, beating England 38-26 to win their first home series in four years. NZ now lead the 11-leg International Sevens series with 68 points, followed by Fiji and…

Fat Tax

Fat Tax

Proponents of the New Zealand “Brain Drain” myth complain about income tax, but the government has so far rejected calls for a “fat tax” on butter, cheese, meat and milk.

Streaming Coolness Reveals Beautiful Form at Tekapo Canal

Streaming Coolness Reveals Beautiful Form at Tekapo Canal

From the Bangkok Post: “Simple and beautiful, these little stones reveal the time it takes to be ‘cool’ inside and out.”

Beware of Frankenfood

Beware of Frankenfood

New Zealand has developed a niche in the prosperous international organics market. “New Zealand, for example, is developing its organics markets with great success and produce from that country can be found in health food shops around the…

America’s Cup: New Zealand Style

America’s Cup: New Zealand Style

“Is this Monte Carlo, Rio de Janeiro, Cannes or Santa Catalina, the playground of California’s rich and famous?” Auckland, New Zealand’s “City of Sails”, must have been tourism’s best-kept secret destination – the Pacific’s own Riviera –…

Week of Glory for New Zealand

Week of Glory for New Zealand

“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.