Tag Archives: Herald Sun

Collector Patrick Pound Shows Treasured Snaps

Collector Patrick Pound Shows Treasured Snaps

Remember when we stopped buying family photo albums? Artist-collector New Zealand-born Patrick Pound does, Rebecca Michael writes for the Herald Sun. It was when analog became digital, when Kodak film vanished into the ether. But…

Bali Dog Orphanage Volunteer loves Results

Bali Dog Orphanage Volunteer loves Results

Ten years ago, New Zealander Alanah Dalton was holidaying in Ubud when a poster outside a shop front that said “I Love Bali Dogs” caught her eye. “I love animals, so I stopped in…

The Experience of a Lifetime

The Experience of a Lifetime

“A trip to New Zealand might just be the experience of a lifetime.” Queenstown and Christchurch are widely known for their extreme sports and cultural attractions, but New Zealand’s North Island also “has a…

A to Z of New Zealand Food and Beverage

A to Z of New Zealand Food and Beverage

“Crossing the Ditch to New Zealand no longer means a step back in culinary time. Our trans-Tasman neighbour is right up with modern food trends so food lovers will find artisan products, farm-to-fork dining,…

Paracanoeist Curtis McGrath Awarded in Queensland

Paracanoeist Curtis McGrath Awarded in Queensland

Former soldier, New Zealand-born Curtis McGrath, 26, has won the Courier-Mail/McDonald’s Queensland Athlete with a Disability award for paracanoeing. McGrath, a sapper with the Royal Australian Engineers Corps, lost both his legs in Afghanistan in…

Lonely Planet’s Top Eight Must-See NZ Port Destinations

Lonely Planet’s Top Eight Must-See NZ Port Destinations

In an extract from Lonely Planet New Zealand, Charles Rawlings-Way describes the country’s top eight must-see port destinations. “Paris may be the city of love, but Auckland is the city of many lovers, according to…

Young Pilot Made Australian Aviation History

Young Pilot Made Australian Aviation History

For a brief period in the 1900s, New Zealander JJ Hammond gave a small Australian suburb in Melbourne a significant place in the annals of aviation history. Hammond, a young man with a passion for…

Cuttlebone Works on Display at Melbourne Flower and Garden Show

Cuttlebone Works on Display at Melbourne Flower and Garden Show

New Zealand artist Christian Gundesen will display his cuttlebone sculptures at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, which runs 26-30 March. Gundesen, who lives in Rye, 83km south of Melbourne, moved to the seaside…

Back in the Cells as Fletch in Prison Drama Wentworth

Back in the Cells as Fletch in Prison Drama Wentworth

Auckland-born actor, Logie Award-winning Aaron Jeffery, who graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1993, stars in the popular Australian television prison drama Wentworth, which will return to screens for…

Canines Take To The Wheel

Canines Take To The Wheel

Dogs rescued by the SPCA are being taught to drive in a campaign to show how intelligent canines, and even those abandoned, really are. Astonishingly, it took three dogs just eight weeks to master…

Whakapapa a Cool Destination

Whakapapa a Cool Destination

Skiing down the side of active volcano Mt Ruapehu, the Herald Sun’s Sarah Nicholson is “getting to know the Whakapapa ski area… and keeping an eye out for a puff of smoke…

Bienvenue à Akaroa

Bienvenue à Akaroa

“Akaroa is reportedly sufficiently French to confuse some passengers straight off the ship, who are puzzled by the French flags flying above the town, perhaps thinking they’ve ended up in New Caledonia rather…

Ballistic on AFL Boundaries

Ballistic on AFL Boundaries

New Zealand Olympic hopeful Aucklander Veronica Torr, 24, who is on the brink of qualifying for the London Games in the heptathlon, has been head-hunted by the Australian Football League (AFL) as a boundary…

New American Sci-fi Role

New American Sci-fi Role

Oscar-nominated actress Keisha Castle-Hughes, 22, who starred in Niki Caro’s smash hit film Whale Rider, takes the role of Priya in an American sci-fi pilot called Rewind. Castle-Hughes will play a “behavioral anthropologist who…

Not From Concentrate, Folks

Not From Concentrate, Folks

When Monteiths cider drinkers found twigs in their six-pack boxes their complaints streamed into radio stations and newspapers and the country buzzed with the “contamination” story. At which point Monteiths launched its Colenso BBDO-developed…

Calling Australia Home

Calling Australia Home

Almost one in five Maori — or 151,000 of the total population of 815,000 — now live outside New Zealand, with most — 140,000 — calling Australia home. An increasing number were born in…

Slamming Sixes Galore

Slamming Sixes Galore

Masterton-born batsman Jesse Ryder, 27, smashed a world record 16 sixes against Australia A in Brisbane on 27 November. Ryder blasted 175 off 137 deliveries primarily against Australia A’s spinners and part-time bowlers at…

Fear the Spud No More

Fear the Spud No More

Researchers at Otago University have found that potatoes may not be the fat-gain ogres that many dieticians claim and that when you eat these carbohydrates as part of a meal of meat and vegetables…

Tempting Players Back Home

Tempting Players Back Home

“New Zealand’s incredible dominance of rugby league in recent years is paving the way for a second team to enter an expanded NRL competition,” Daily Telegraph sports editor-at-large Phil Rothfield says. “Exactly 10…

More Presence than Santa

More Presence than Santa

Warriors cult hero Manu Vatuvei averages more than 70m a game from inside his own half, providing the type of quick play-the-balls that ignite Warriors marches upfield. “ arguably the most powerful man…

Sir Jerry Takes the Oath

Sir Jerry Takes the Oath

Lieutenant General Sir Jerry Mateparae has been sworn in as the 2th Governor General of New Zealand. The 56-year-old was sworn-in to a five-year term in a formal ceremony in front of Parliament. Following…

Filly Claims Barnstorming Win

Filly Claims Barnstorming Win

“Scarlett Lady gave boom New Zealand apprentice James McDonald his first Group One win in Australia when she came with a barnstorming finish to claim the Queensland Oaks,” reported the Herald Sun. “The…

Inquiry for Pike River mine

Inquiry for Pike River mine

A Royal Commission of Inquiry to determine the causes of the tragic explosion as well as the safety practices at the Pike River mine has been confirmed. “I think it’s a demonstration to the…

Winning ways

Winning ways

Champion jockey Rotorua-born Michael Walker, 26, has won the $AU7, Sphinx Hotel Handicap (12m) on Venus World at Moonee Valley in Melbourne. Walker started his riding career 11 years ago and in his first…

Mudgway then Melbourne

Mudgway then Melbourne

Cambridge jockey James McDonald, 18, has became the first apprentice to win a Mudgway Stakes with Keep The Peace winning in the group one feature at Hastings. It was the third group one win…

A Model Ambassador

A Model Ambassador

Auckland model Anna Fitzpatrick, is an official ambassador for the newly established Princess Charlotte Alopecia Foundation in Australia, named for the daughter of Penrith Panthers assistant coach Mathew Adamson. Fitzpatrick, like Charlotte Adamson,…

Enlightened dining

Enlightened dining

NZ-owned restaurant Seamstress has won over critics and diners just weeks after its opening in Melbourne. The four-storey modern Cantonese eatery is co-owned by Dunedin-born Jason Chan, who runs the successful NZ-themed cafe…

High Style

High Style

This year’s Air New Zealand Fashion Week launched in unique style, with a catwalk show aboard one of its primary sponsor’s commercial aircraft. More than 120 passengers watched a sneak preview of the 2008…

Coming of age Keisha

Coming of age Keisha

Castle-Hughes is to star alongside Toni Collette in the upcoming Australian black comedy Hey, Hey, It’s Esther Blueburger. Castle-Hughes plays a 13-year-old Jewish girl struggling to fit in both at school and at…

Aoraki Off Limits?

Aoraki Off Limits?

Mt Cook (Aoraki) has provided yet another example of the effects of global warming, with local guides warning that visitors may no longer be able to climb its famed heights. “We had a very lean winter…

Urban philosophy

Urban philosophy

Whangarei-born, Caboolture (Queensland)-raised, Keith Urban is the hottest country music sensation in the world. Urban won entertainer of the year and best male vocalist at the Country Music Association Awards broadcast from…

Reaching New Lows

Reaching New Lows

A NZ ship has set a new world record for the southern-most point attained by water. The Spirit of Enderby, a polar research ship exploring NZ and Australia’s sub-Antarctic islands, reached a latitude of 78deg 40min and…

Travelers Flock to the Edge

Travelers Flock to the Edge

NZ’s booming tourism industry shows no signs of slowing down, with a 20% increase in overseas visitors arriving in July than for the same period last year. According to the Tourism Research Council, tourism will grow by…

Our Trans-tasman Neighbours May Have More of the Amber Gold Flowing at After-match Celebrations Lately, but Guess Where the Money’s Going?

Our Trans-tasman Neighbours May Have More of the Amber Gold Flowing at After-match Celebrations Lately, but Guess Where the Money’s Going?

Toheeys and Hahn is going to be the new tap-beer in over 300 Victorian pubs as New Zealand’s Lion Nathan announces an aggressive A$100million pub buy-out in an effort to gain leverage in the Melbourne beer…