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Paul Cleave Discusses New Killer Novel

Paul Cleave Discusses New Killer Novel

Christchurch-born Paul Cleave, 42, is a relative newcomer to United States audiences. Although his first book, The Cleaner, was published in 2006 and sold half a million copies, his books weren’t marketed in the…

Natalie Lin Does Away with the Conductor

Natalie Lin Does Away with the Conductor

New Zealand violinist Natalie Lin, 26, has created a 16-piece string ensemble called Kinetic, an unconducted chamber orchestra which recently made its debut at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston. “I lead the ensemble with…

Sarah Ayala’s Businesses Thriving in Houston

Sarah Ayala’s Businesses Thriving in Houston

New Zealander Sarah Ayala is “living the American dream” in Houston where she and her husband relocated to a year and a half ago from Portland, Oregon. Ayala, who recently started The…

Simon O’Neill Is the Mighty Otello in New Houston Opera Season

Simon O’Neill Is the Mighty Otello in New Houston Opera Season

For most tenors, according to New Zealander Simon O’Neill, performing as Otello “is the Everest” of all roles. He plays the Moorish general for the Houston Grand Opera season. Otello demands a tenor…

Docherty Wins Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas

Docherty Wins Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas

New Zealand triathlete Bevan Docherty, two-time Olympic gold medallist, has won the Memorial Hermann Ironman in Texas, proving to critics that his spectacular debut success in Taupo last year wasn’t a fluke. “There have been…

Paradigm For The Future

Paradigm For The Future

Bronwen Evans, former Radio New Zealand economics correspondent and co-owner of Faasai Resort and Spa, an award winning eco-resort in Thailand, will be one of the international speakers at the inaugural IncrediblEdge…

Thinking Outside the Ball

Thinking Outside the Ball

“As I tumbled down the mountainside in a gigantic beach ball filled with water, feeling somewhat like I was in a washing machine, it occurred to me that there had to be…

Bumper Crop

Bumper Crop

Kiwi wine exports hit a record high of half a billion dollars this year, according the New Zealand Winegrowers annual report. Pinot noir sales increased 55% to overtake chardonnay as NZ’s second most exported varietal, after perennial…

Rock’n’roll Road Trip

Rock’n’roll Road Trip

The Datsuns continue their successful courtship of the US music scene, earning rave reviews across the country. Boston Globe: “It’s a high-energy assault with mammoth guitar riffs, strutting bass and raw vocals that cartwheel…

Proteas in Houston

Proteas in Houston

Not aliens brought back by pathfinder, but an exhibition by New Zealand artist Zoe Calder at the Museum of Natural Science in Houston. Proteaceae are a large family of spectacular plants native to the…