Tag Archives: Financial Times (The)

Sam Neill: From Heartthrob To Vintner

Sam Neill: From Heartthrob To Vintner

Sam Neill of New Zealand’s Central Otago winery Two Paddocks, who is better known as an actor told the Financial Times’ Jancis Robinson that he “puts all his energy “into making beautiful…

Christchurch a City Reimagining Itself

Christchurch a City Reimagining Itself

The story of Christchurch’s resurrection is nearly as inspirational as the one that lends the city its name. In the aftermath of a terrible succession of earthquakes between 2010-11, which led to the demolition…

New Zealand’s Super Fund – World’s Best-performing Sovereign Wealth Fund

New Zealand’s Super Fund – World’s Best-performing Sovereign Wealth Fund

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has outperformed all of its counterparts with its generated returns of more than 17 per cent a year over the past five years according to analysis by JPMorgan. “Acting as…

Unorthodox Bubble Deflating

Unorthodox Bubble Deflating

First it was a Forbes columnist poking the borax at the New Zealand economy; now Goldman Sachs is having a go at our property market. The Goldman report is a look at central bank…

Kiwi Powers Oxford to Biggest Victory in 40 Years

Kiwi Powers Oxford to Biggest Victory in 40 Years

One of Southland’s finest, world champion and Olympic medallist Storm Uru, has played a critical role in continuing Oxford University’s domination of Cambridge University in their hotly contested annual boat race this month. Oxford…

Good Management? Set Staff Free

Good Management? Set Staff Free

You could fill the American Library of Congress with books about good management and still have enough left over to stack a few aisles in Boston’s Public Library. Despite the plethora of advice, the…

First Hand Account from the Top

First Hand Account from the Top

Sixty years after Hillary and Tenzing reached Everest’s summit, a number of new books dissect the events of 1953, including two books by New Zealander George Lowe, who died in March aged 89, the…

Mockridge Appointed Head of Pay Television Service

Mockridge Appointed Head of Pay Television Service

Tom Mockridge has been appointed Virgin Media chief executive, replacing fellow New Zealander Neil Berkett. The move will see the former chief executive of News International, a near 22-year veteran of News Corp, return…

Funding the Flagship

Funding the Flagship

“The turf in Auckland’s Eden Park stadium is freshly laid and verdant green, but three floors up, the corporate hospitality suite remains unfinished,” writes the Financial Times’ David Fickling. “Martin Snedden, chief executive of New Zealand’s…