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Greg Agnew Invited to Tea With the Queen

Greg Agnew Invited to Tea With the Queen

Los Angeles-based New Zealander Greg Agnew found a loophole that he says got him an invite to one of the most exclusive events in London – a garden party with the Queen, Prince Philip,…

Earth Has Brand-New Continent Called Zealandia

Earth Has Brand-New Continent Called Zealandia

“A new study of Earth’s crust, has found that there’s a seventh geologic continent called ‘Zealandia,’ and it has been hiding under our figurative noses for millennia.” New Zealand and New Caledonia are part…

In the Head of AI Scientist Shane Legg

In the Head of AI Scientist Shane Legg

New Zealander Shane Legg, DeepMind Technology’s chief scientist, gives significantly fewer talks and far less quotes to journalists than his other co-founders, CEO Demis Hassabis and head of applied AI Mustafa Suleyman. Legg, 43, remains…

Ulysses One of the Year’s Largest Yachts

Ulysses One of the Year’s Largest Yachts

The Graeme Hart-commissioned 107m megayacht Ulysses was one of the six largest yachts delivered in 2016, according to Business Insider. Built by Norwegian commercial shipyard Kleven as their first yacht, Ulysses has been referred to…

New Zealand One Of The Countries Where Expats Have Best Quality of Life

New Zealand One Of The Countries Where Expats Have Best Quality of Life

New Zealand has taken spot 13 in a ranking of quality of life for expats in InterNation’s Expat Insider 2016 survey, “tipped as “one of the most extensive studies ever conducted to explore the…

NZ Cave Has Beautiful Phenomenon That Doesn’t Exist Anywhere Else

NZ Cave Has Beautiful Phenomenon That Doesn’t Exist Anywhere Else

“Deep underground in New Zealand’s North Island, a winding underground universe of limestone caves glow with a magical blue-green light. While it might seem like pure fantasy, these caves are very real. Their dark…

New Zealand The World’s Most Prosperous Country

New Zealand The World’s Most Prosperous Country

New  Zealand  has topped the Legatum Institute’s 10th annual global Prosperity Index, “a huge survey that ranks the most prosperous countries in the world,” writes Will Martin in an article for Business…

Rod Drury: “London’s Fintech Scene Is ‘World Class’”

Rod Drury: “London’s Fintech Scene Is ‘World Class’”

Rod Drury, “the CEO of £1.4 billion accountancy software giant Xero says London is a world leader in fintech — financial technology — and will remain that way post-Brexit,” reports Oscar Williams-Grut in an…

Michael Aitken Wins Top Science Prize for SMARTS

Michael Aitken Wins Top Science Prize for SMARTS

New Zealand-born entrepreneur Michael Aitken has been awarded an Australian Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for developing software to identify rigging in the financial markets. Aitken, founding CEO of the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre in…

What to Do in New Zealand

What to Do in New Zealand

21-year-old Taylor Gleason has travelled to 65 countries, “documenting it all — in classic millennial fashion — on an Instagram account that has amassed an impressive 65,800 followers,” writes Brittany Kriegstein in…

Five Lesser-Known Must-Visit Places in New Zealand

Five Lesser-Known Must-Visit Places in New Zealand

New Zealand “is a country that boasts of scenic beaches, pristine lakes, active volcano zones, tall mountains and above all diverse beauty,” writes Poulomi Das for Business Insider India in an article…

Best Bank Note in the World

Best Bank Note in the World

New Zealand’s new $5 note has taken out the ‘Banknote of the Year’ award at the International Bank Note Society’s (IBNS) annual meeting, as reported in Business Insider. “We are proud of all…

10 Most Amazing Views in New Zealand

10 Most Amazing Views in New Zealand

After many road trips through New Zealand, Liz Carlson compiled a list of the best views you can find on New Zealand’s South Island. 1. Mitre Peak in Milford Sound Milford Sound is topping everyone’s bucket…

New Zealand Unemployment Drops to 6-Year Low

New Zealand Unemployment Drops to 6-Year Low

New Zealand’s unemployment rate has plummeted to 5.3% – in the fourth quarter of the year – which is a six-year low. “Although the number of employed people has risen, there was also growth in…

Martin Aircraft to Make Jetpacks for Dubai Firefighters

Martin Aircraft to Make Jetpacks for Dubai Firefighters

“Martin Aircraft has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Dubai to supply jetpacks and training to its civil defence and fire services”, writes Chris Pash in an article in The Business…

Legatum Institute Releases Annual Global Prosperity Index

Legatum Institute Releases Annual Global Prosperity Index

The London based Legatum Institute has released its annual global Prosperity Index, that ranks 142 countries according to their prosperity. New Zealand has been listed on rank four. “Strong social cohesion and community…

Martin Jetpacks Cleared for Takeoff

Martin Jetpacks Cleared for Takeoff

The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand has approved Martin Aircraft’s latest model jetpack, the Prototype 12, for manned flight, Business Insider reports. Martin Jetpacks, the world’s first commercial jetpacks with their distinctive mid-mounted fan…

Real Life ‘Lord of the Rings’ Locations

Real Life ‘Lord of the Rings’ Locations

In Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth is “composed of dozens of incredible locations around New Zealand,” and “the natural beauty of New Zealand’s lush countryside and icy blue…

New Role for ANZ CFO Shayne Elliot

New Role for ANZ CFO Shayne Elliot

New Zealander Shayne Elliot, 51, has been appointed CEO of ANZ Bank, the first internal appointment within the bank in 30 years. Shortly after the announcement of his appointment, Elliott said: “Obviously I know ANZ…

Trade Me – the Kiwi Auction Site’s Funky, Cool Office

Trade Me – the Kiwi Auction Site’s Funky, Cool Office

New Zealand auction house Trade Me’s office space has been featured in the Business Insider Australia as a “funky, cool office… full of surprises”. The company’s new headquarters are located right…

Australian Tech Millionaires Hold Queenstown Secret Summit

Australian Tech Millionaires Hold Queenstown Secret Summit

Some of Australia’s best-known tech millionaires were in Queenstown recently at a mysterious meet-up where the requirement for entry was having a company valued at over $100 million. Among the invitees were Seek co-founder Paul…

Air NZ has “Coolest Airline Paint Job in the World”

Air NZ has “Coolest Airline Paint Job in the World”

Air New Zealand has been judged by Business Insider as having the “coolest airline paint job in the world”, ranked first out of 15 international airlines with striking exterior designs. “As airlines and…

Graeme Hart’s Luxurious Ulysses Sets Sail

Graeme Hart’s Luxurious Ulysses Sets Sail

New Zealand billionaire Graeme Hart has been revealed as the owner of the $77 million 107m super yacht “Ulysses”, just launched from a slip in Ulsteinvik, Norway. The former tow-truck driver and panel beater turned…

Michelin-Star Restaurant Making It with Kickstarter

Michelin-Star Restaurant Making It with Kickstarter

New Zealand chef Matt Lambert is earning plenty of buzz for his inventive cuisine at his New York restaurant The Musket Room, but the story of how it got started is equally…

New Zealand Exports to China Are Soaring

New Zealand Exports to China Are Soaring

Thanks to an ever-increasing demand for milk powder, New Zealand’s exports to China rose 45 per cent last year superseding Australia as New Zealand’s top export market for the first time on an annual…

Land of the Long White Cloud Google’s Top Honeymoon Destination

Land of the Long White Cloud Google’s Top Honeymoon Destination

It may be a tiny country at the bottom of the world, but its beautifully diverse landscape and stunning natural scenery has made New Zealand the number one trending honeymoon destination, according to Google’s…

Kiwi Doctor Has the Best Fisherman’s Tale

Kiwi Doctor Has the Best Fisherman’s Tale

A medical degree and a typical ‘South Island’ kiwi attitude has come in handy for one New Zealand doctor who fought off an attacking shark with a knife and stitched his own wounds before…

Waitomo a “World’s Most Breath-taking Cave”

Waitomo a “World’s Most Breath-taking Cave”

One of the world’s twelve most remarkable caves on the planet includes the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, located in Waikato in the North Island of New Zealand, according to BusinessInsider. The caves are…

NZ Public Institutions Trustworthy

NZ Public Institutions Trustworthy

New Zealand has been declared the least corrupt nation on earth, equal with Denmark. Rounding out the top four are usual Scandinavian suspects Finland and Sweden, according to Transparency International’s 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index….

Bolthole for Bargain Hunters

Bolthole for Bargain Hunters

Kauri Cliffs Lodge in the Bay of Islands is home to billionaire American hedge fund manager, Julian Robertson, the founder of Tiger Asset Management. But according to investment strategist Tim Staermose, “you…

Google Buys New Zealander’s Social Media Company

Google Buys New Zealander’s Social Media Company

Google has purchased social media marketing company Wildfire Interactive for a reported US$250M. Wildfire Interactive was created by New Zealander Victoria Ransom and Alain Chuard four years ago and has gone on to become…

Compelling Business Software

Compelling Business Software

New Zealand-based small business accountancy software developer Xero has recently expanded its footprint to the United States. Business Insider reporter Ramon Ray talks to the president of the company’s American operations Jamie Sutherland. “Xero is first…