Tag Archives: Gulf News

Bright Chelsea Square Home NZ-Inspired

Bright Chelsea Square Home NZ-Inspired

Free, easy, glamorous and family-orientated is how interior designer and architect Alison Henry sums up her style, and because she is originally from New Zealand, she says she always opts for “open,…

Special Night for Dubai’s Neil Finn Fans

Special Night for Dubai’s Neil Finn Fans

Neil Finn thrilled fans in the United Arab Emirates on stage at the Dubai Tennis Stadium last week “demonstrating why he is regarded as the songwriters’ songwriter”, according to Gulf News senior writer Leslie…

Gulf Cooperation Council and NZ to Ratify Trade Agreement

Gulf Cooperation Council and NZ to Ratify Trade Agreement

New Zealand is likely to ratify a trade agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) within the next 12 months, according to Steve Jones, NZ Consul General to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Negotiations…

NZ to Aid UAE

NZ to Aid UAE

New Zealand will help improve food security for the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) and particularly the UAE, Murray McCully, New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs said in a special interview with Gulf News. “New…

Strategic Partners

Strategic Partners

New Zealand will open an embassy in the UAE within two months, announced Minister for Economic Development and Energy and Resources Gerry Brownlee. Brownlee said the country is looking to the UAE and Saudi…

New crowd descends

New crowd descends

Visitors from the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries to New Zealand was up 57 per cent in the last eight months, largely driven by UAE tourists, according to the latest figures from Emirates…

UAE presence strengthens

UAE presence strengthens

New Zealand will open an embassy in Abu Dhabi, its first in the UAE and second in the Gulf region, where it is located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully…

Narrowing the Gulf

Narrowing the Gulf

NZ has forged closer ties with Bahrain, signing two major agreements on bilateral cooperation in March. “We have vast potential for co-operation, and we have much to gain from each other’s experience,” said Bahrainian PM Shaikh Khalifa…

Quick Legs, Quicker Wit

Quick Legs, Quicker Wit

Former All Black Eric Rush interviewed by the Gulf News at the launch of the 35th Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby 7s tournament. Rush joined Dan Crowley and John Bentley as key note speakers for the event. “I’ve…

The Sheep That Roared

The Sheep That Roared

An Australian feature by Claire Harvey likened the Israeli passport scandal to the infamous Rainbow Warrior incident of 1985. PM Helen Clark has cut diplomatic ties with Israel until an official apology and explanation is offered stating,…

Trade Takes Off

Trade Takes Off

The successful launch of the Emirates air service in NZ is expected to dramatically increase exports to and from the Middle East. NZ exporters are now able to fly perishable goods such as seafood and flowers…

Edge-ucation on Offer

Edge-ucation on Offer

Arab students are increasingly choosing NZ as an education destination, according to a Gulf News report. Education Minister Trevor Mallard cited the schooling system’s pioneering nature and relative affordability, as well as the country’s reputation as a…

Good Lovin’

Good Lovin’

“Trust has to change to love. There should be an air of mystery, sensuality and intimacy attached to the brand.” Saatchi & Saatchi CEO and NZEDGE co-founder Kevin Roberts spreads the loving word in Dubai.

Camera king

Camera king

‘Khmer Kings’ won New Zealander Matthew Kearns first prize in the Nikon Photographic Competition run by the Dubai International Arts Centre.

Dubai Catwalk

Dubai Catwalk

New Zealand Wearable Arts headline Dubai Fashion Week.

Les of Arabia

Les of Arabia

Crusading fitness guru Les Mills takes his gyms to the Middle East.  

Gulf Rugby Shock

Gulf Rugby Shock

The Arabian Gulf 7s team are rather daunted by the thought of meeting New Zealand at the World 7s Series. “When I heard the draw I was lost for words,” said Arabian coach Darryl Weir. …

Large Natural Gas Field Discovered, NZ’s Second Largest

Large Natural Gas Field Discovered, NZ’s Second Largest

Newly discovered by Fletcher Challenge Energy, the gas field Pohokura may be New Zealand’s second largest and help underpin a sustainable gas supply for New Zealand’s future.

The Good-old No.8 Goes Electric to Protect People from Zoo Animals Hyderabad:

The Good-old No.8 Goes Electric to Protect People from Zoo Animals Hyderabad:

“Following the mauling to death of Mohammed Khaja by a tiger last October and other similar accidents over the last decade where trespassers have paid with their lives, the zoo authorities decided to go in for…