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10 Best Hostels in New Zealand

10 Best Hostels in New Zealand

“New Zealand is an incredible country. One of the most photogenic places I’ve ever been. An extensive collection of excellent hostels means travelling there doesn’t have to be expensive,” writes Geoffrey Morrison in an…

Tempted To Move Out Of The U.S.? Wellington Wants To Help You Escape

Tempted To Move Out Of The U.S.? Wellington Wants To Help You Escape

After the presidential election, visits from U.S. citizens to the Immigration New Zealand website and New Zealand Now, a website about living, working, studying and investing in the country, soared,” writes Laura Begley Bloom…

Rocket Lab Is Preparing For First Launch

Rocket Lab Is Preparing For First Launch

Small satellite launch company Rocket Lab has announced that the first of its Electron rockets has arrived at its launch complex in New Zealand. “Its arrival commences a series of test items that need…

Rising Fashion Star Claudia Li on Forbes Top 30

Rising Fashion Star Claudia Li on Forbes Top 30

New Zealand fashion designer Claudia Li, 28, is included on the Forbes annual “30 Under 30” list in the Arts & Style section. “Li debuted her fall collection in New York Fashion Week in 2015….

New Zealand Second Best Country For Business

New Zealand Second Best Country For Business

New Zealand has been identified as the second best country for business in 2017 in Forbes’ annual list of the Best Countries for Business. It’s the “11th straight year Forbes has gauged…

Joseph Parker Takes Out WBO Heavyweight Championship

Joseph Parker Takes Out WBO Heavyweight Championship

Joseph Parker won the WBO Heavyweight Championship against Andy Ruiz by means of a majority decision on Saturday night, as reported by Brian Mazique for Forbes. “Judges Ramon Cerdan and Ingo Barrabas scored the fight 115-113,…

Inside Magic Leap, the Startup Changing Computing Forever

Inside Magic Leap, the Startup Changing Computing Forever

At Magic Leap, the start-up that secretly raised nearly $1.4 billion in venture capital, humanoid robots are walking down the halls, green reptilian monsters hang out in the lounge and there are cartoon fairies…

Jake Millar’s ‘Unfiltered’ Interviews With Business Leaders

Jake Millar’s ‘Unfiltered’ Interviews With Business Leaders

21-year-old Jake Millar from New Zealand is turning his passion for business education into an empire, reports Shawn Setaro for Forbes. The young kiwi is the founder of Unfiltered, “a company that…

Helen Clark on Why You Should Never Have a Plan B

Helen Clark on Why You Should Never Have a Plan B

The greatest challenge for women is getting into leadership positions, not actually leading, says Helen Clark former Prime Minister of New Zealand and current head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Clark outlines…

World-Class Creative Peter Jackson Says Dream

World-Class Creative Peter Jackson Says Dream

Seventeen-time Oscar winning director Peter Jackson spent some time recently with Forbes correspondent Brian Rashid to share his ideas about creativity, his processes, and mindset around being a world-class creative. “Jackson admittedly, does not consider…

Rhys Darby On What It Takes To Be Funny Everywhere

Rhys Darby On What It Takes To Be Funny Everywhere

“NZ actor-comedian Rhys Darby may have burst to fame in the United States playing Murray on Flight of the Conchords, but Darby has been honing his strange brand of comedy on multiple continents for…

The Radical Optimist: Kevin Roberts On How To Lead In A Crazy World

The Radical Optimist: Kevin Roberts On How To Lead In A Crazy World

Kevin Roberts, chairman at Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide and head coach at Publicis Groupe, shared insights into his new book 64 Shots: Leadership in a Crazy World, leadership in a crazy world and…

Helen Clark Named One of World’s Most Powerful Women

Helen Clark Named One of World’s Most Powerful Women

Helen Clark has been ranked #22 on Forbes Magazine’s “World’s Most Powerful Women” list. The former New Zealand Prime Minister and head of the United Nations Development Program is currently a candidate for the…

NZ Adopts Jet And Battery Power For Buses

NZ Adopts Jet And Battery Power For Buses

“When it comes to reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, we’re increasingly hitting the law of diminishing returns when it comes to cars and other light duty vehicles,” according to Sam Abuelsamid writing…

How Far Would You Go For Wine

How Far Would You Go For Wine

“New Zealand holds a coveted position in the hearts of travelers, particularly those of us with a bent toward adventure sports or trout fishing or cycling or wine.” “New Zealand marks you. That’s because of who you…

Introducing Bollywood-Potential Shirley Setia

Introducing Bollywood-Potential Shirley Setia

Shirley Setia, a 22-year old Aucklander whose family hails from India, has attracted a large Indian and international following singing cover versions of Bollywood hits, Forbes contributor Rob Cain reports. The diminutive mezzo-soprano, who calls…

Great Food and Beer Intersect in Wellington

Great Food and Beer Intersect in Wellington

“Like Melbournians, Wellingtonians take their food and drink culture extremely seriously,” Jason Lim reports for Forbes. “The city is said to have more restaurants, bars and cafes per capita than New York. “Wellington is blessed…

Wellington Getaway

Wellington Getaway

“Like Melbournians, Wellingtonians take their food and drink culture extremely seriously. The city is said to have more restaurants, bars and cafes per capita than New York”, writes Jason Lim in an article for…

Wellington Aims To Be Most Prosperous, Liveable and Vibrant City in the Southern Hemisphere

Wellington Aims To Be Most Prosperous, Liveable and Vibrant City in the Southern Hemisphere

“Admittedly before visiting Wellington, I didn’t know much about the city, besides that it is supposed to be very windy. But after spending a couple of days exploring the town and meeting the people…

Racing Star Mitch Evans Proponent of F1 Noise

Racing Star Mitch Evans Proponent of F1 Noise

New Zealander Mitch Evans, 21, one of the leading lights of single-seater junior auto racing, says he believes Formula One’s audiences could accelerate if the series returned to 2.4-litre V8 engines which it dropped…

12 Things To Do in Queenstown

12 Things To Do in Queenstown

Queenstown offers “an incredible mix of gorgeous views, great food, fun outdoor activities, and more” writes Geoffrey Morrison for Forbes Magazine. The article collates the Top 12 things to do in the…

Mitch Evans Is Formula One’s next Big Thing

Mitch Evans Is Formula One’s next Big Thing

The brightest star in the Formula One (F1) feeder series GP2 is Aucklander Mitch Evans who has amassed an impressive list of accolades despite being just 21 years old. He also has an attribute…

Helen Clark Ranked 23rd Most Powerful Woman

Helen Clark Ranked 23rd Most Powerful Woman

Helen Clark has been ranked #23 in Forbes annual audit – The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.    “As the most powerful woman in the United Nations (and first UNDP female head), Helen…

Rocket Lab Unveils 3D-Printed, Battery-Powered Rocket Engine

Rocket Lab Unveils 3D-Printed, Battery-Powered Rocket Engine

Auckland-based commercial space company Rocket Lab has unveiled their 3D-printed battery-powered Rutherford engine. The liquid-fueled, battery powered engine is capable of 4,600 pounds of thrust and will power propulsion of Rocket…

New-Zealand based start-up Xero raises $110M Round

New-Zealand based start-up Xero raises $110M Round

New Zealand based cloud accounting software vendor Xero has announced a $110 million funding round from Silicon Valley venture capital firm Accel Partners and Matrix Capital Management. Xero has long stated that the US market…

Hobbit Trilogy Unmitigated Financial Grand-Slam for All Parties

Hobbit Trilogy Unmitigated Financial Grand-Slam for All Parties

“The Hobbit trilogy has been incredibly successful on a domestic and worldwide stage,” Forbes contributor Scott Mendelson writes. “The three-film trilogy cost around US$765m to produce and made US$2.916b worldwide thus far. Yet no…

Kauri Cliffs a Place to Holiday like a Billionaire

Kauri Cliffs a Place to Holiday like a Billionaire

Boutique golf resort the Farm at Cape Kidnappers in the Hawkes Bay wine region is one place in the world where it is possible to holiday like a billionaire, Forbes contributor Larry Olmsted says,…

Hotelier Sean Macpherson Clearly Has the Midas Touch

Hotelier Sean Macpherson Clearly Has the Midas Touch

New Zealand-born hotelier Sean MacPherson’s Bowery, Jane, Maritime, Lafayette House and Marlton Hotels will always be some of lower Manhattan’s coolest places to stay, according to Forbes Life contributor Anne Abel. “Now he’s back, in…

Zane Lowe, Lorde Help Launch Star-Studded BBC Music Initiative

Zane Lowe, Lorde Help Launch Star-Studded BBC Music Initiative

Some of the biggest names in music, including New Zealanders DJ Zane Lowe and singer Lorde, have united to record a cover of the Beach Boys track God Only Knows for the…

Matt Lambert Explains NZ Cuisine to New Yorkers

Matt Lambert Explains NZ Cuisine to New Yorkers

Matt Lambert, executive chef at The Musket Room in New York, explains New Zealand cuisine and the restaurant’s sophisticated take on it to Forbes’ contributor Jenny Nguyen-Barron. Lambert also shares his point of…

Helen Clark Joins Fight to Ban Ivory Trading

Helen Clark Joins Fight to Ban Ivory Trading

Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Helen Clark has joined prominent New Zealand business leaders, respected conservationist Jane Goodall, WildAid and the Environmental Investigation Agency – to formally urge the New Zealand…

World’s Number One Innovator: Xero

World’s Number One Innovator: Xero

Influential US business media Forbes has declared New Zealand start-up Xero as the world’s most innovative growth company, beating out much bigger and well-established companies, ASOS and NetSuite. The Wellington-based cloud accounting firm, which has…

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…

Ten Foot Tall and Bullet Proof: The Dream Behind Loveblock Wine

Ten Foot Tall and Bullet Proof: The Dream Behind Loveblock Wine

There’s no reason why Erica and Kim Crawford had to do Loveblock. Having already found huge success with their eponymous Kim Crawford label – America’s top-selling wine from New Zealand – they could have…

Fusion Finds at Bobby Chinn in Hanoi

Fusion Finds at Bobby Chinn in Hanoi

Famed Hanoi chef Bobby Chinn, who was born in Auckland, serves a fusion of his influences – French, Californian, Middle Eastern – with Vietnamese dishes. Restaurant Bobby Chinn is recommended in a Forbes feature…

NZ Pinot Beats Burgundy

NZ Pinot Beats Burgundy

A wine-tasting of international Pinot Noir – 18 wines from six different regions, including Burgundy – by more than 100 experts has seen New Zealand deemed best by value. Influential business magazine Forbes positively…

Kiwi’s Reach Kickstarter Goal in Seven Hours

Kiwi’s Reach Kickstarter Goal in Seven Hours

Two Kiwi entrepreneurs have managed to secure their $30,000 Kickstarter goal within seven hours, allowing their prototype travel bag to go into production. After completing a 17,000 mile journey across North America, Jimmy Hayes and…

First the Cup, Now the Flat-Bed

First the Cup, Now the Flat-Bed

Kiwis aren’t just beating the Americans on the water; they’re whipping them in the air too. Forbes’ travel correspondent Katie Kelly Bell put the new flat-bed business class to the test, comparing the Delta…

Experts Behind the Global Yachting Scene

Experts Behind the Global Yachting Scene

“As the America’s Cup finals begin on 7 September on San Francisco Bay, the people of New Zealand will be watching most intently,” New Zealand Trade and Enterprise chair Andrew Ferrier writes for Forbes….

Lots of Ingenuity, Not So Many Cows

Lots of Ingenuity, Not So Many Cows

Forbes correspondent Rebecca Fannin visited New Zealand in search of old fashion Kiwi ingenuity in the form of start-ups and small businesses hoping to take their ideas international. Despite having a young start-up scene and…

Get Ready for the Vintage of a Lifetime

Get Ready for the Vintage of a Lifetime

New Zealand wines look like they’re about to get even better, according to Forbes.com contributor Larry Olmsted. “Much better. You probably already know Kim Crawford, New Zealand’s famous producer of sauvignon blanc, but now…

Isabel Estate Shows off Its Wines in America

Isabel Estate Shows off Its Wines in America

‘With a population of just 46,000 Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is not the place you might expect to find a major wine festival featuring a huge array of world class vintners,’ says Forbes writer Larry Olmsted….

Painting a Parallel World

Painting a Parallel World

Nigel Brown is New Zealand’s most “brilliant” and “prolific” living painter, according to Forbes contributor Michael Tobias. “Indeed, as an astute observer, thinker and painter focusing to large degree on Nature…

All Aboard on a Tech Trip

All Aboard on a Tech Trip

Setting out on a New Zealand adventure to test technology, travel and entertainment on the road, air and rail, Forbes contributor Andy Robertson aims to avoid insulating he and his family “from the thrill…

Integrating Sound in E-books

Integrating Sound in E-books

New Zealand-based company Booktrack is redefining reading in its traditional sense by synchronizing sound to e-book reading in much the same way that movies synchronize sound to images, chair of New…

Stirring Up the US Market

Stirring Up the US Market

“Challenging older, slower companies is all in a day’s work to many technology start-ups – and nowhere more so than in New Zealand,” says dual Canadian/New Zealand citizen Andrew Ferrier, currently the chair of New…

Glowing Gold at Grammys

Glowing Gold at Grammys

New Zealand pop star Kimbra, 22, has won two Grammy Awards for record of the year and best pop duo/group with Australian musician Gotye. “Somebody That I Used To Know” was…

Magic Manifested

Magic Manifested

Hedge fund billionaire Julian Robertson Jr. first visited New Zealand in 1978 on a year-long sabbatical from his asset manager’s job at Kidder, Peabody. The year in New Zealand turned out to be fruitful….

Case of the Disappearing Stock

Case of the Disappearing Stock

“One would never think that sheep could be an endangered animal, at least not in New Zealand,” Global E & C Solutions Marketing’s senior director Manju Bansal writes for Forbes. “Over the last few…

Currency Sharing Insanity

Currency Sharing Insanity

Perhaps the most “absurd” thing to cross Forbes’ contributor Tim Worstall’s desk on this particular morning was a report on how New Zealand and Australia might merge their currencies to create a single trans-Tasman currency…

Friendliest Place On The Planet

Friendliest Place On The Planet

New Zealand is the world’s friendliest place according to the results of HSBC’s Expat Explorer Survey. “New Zealanders as a whole seem like happy people, and that translates into friendly, helpful and kind people,”…

Startup And Power On

Startup And Power On

New Zealand electricity provider Powershop, a startup company owned by Meridian Energy, the largest electricity generator and retailer in the country, is like eBay for electricity, according to CEO Ari Sargent. Powershop is built…

Doing Business Like Conchords

Doing Business Like Conchords

“As the duo behind the comedy and musical group Flight of the Conchords, you might be wondering what a folk band from New Zealand can offer by way of business advice,” Forbes contributor Deborah…

Paradise In the 21st Century

Paradise In the 21st Century

“New Zealand may well be the most desirable tourist destination in the world,” author Michael Tobias writes. “It is certainly among the most beautiful island nations on the planet, its biodiversity magnificent…

Different Sort of Luxury

Different Sort of Luxury

“Forget hot showers, nice meals and clean sheets, walking New Zealand’s spectacular Milford Track is a luxury in itself,” Eric Arnold writes in a travel piece for Forbes. “Most of the time spent walking…

Taste of Success

Taste of Success

“There are several reasons for Man O War’s success,” Air New Zealand Wine Awards judge Eric Arnold writes in an article for Forbes. “It’s the island’s biggest, most established producer; it’s…