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Audette Exel on How Profit and Purpose Intersect

Audette Exel on How Profit and Purpose Intersect

Founder and chair of the Adara Group, New Zealander Audette Exel was interviewed recently at the 2017 EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Forum in Monaco. When you picture success in the corporate world, Exel’s…

Director Florian Habicht on His Latest Film

Director Florian Habicht on His Latest Film

Florian Habicht’s unconventional approach to filmmaking has won him critical acclaim and kept discerning film fans entertained for more than a decade. For his latest project, the Berlin-born New Zealander ventures into the creepy,…

Xero’s Rod Drury Promotes the Global Ecosystem

Xero’s Rod Drury Promotes the Global Ecosystem

“As the world becomes more tribal, global platforms, which enable the flow of global commerce, will help build communities, foster understanding and deliver economic prosperity,” Xero founder and chief executive officer, New Zealander

UBI Has Benefits Argues Scholar Max Harris

UBI Has Benefits Argues Scholar Max Harris

Aucklander Max Harris wants you to change your mind, according to Impolitikal co-founder Sarah Illingworth. Currently based in Oxford, United Kingdom, Harris is completing a PhD in Law at All Souls College, and has…

Xero’s Rod Drury on Succession Plans

Xero’s Rod Drury on Succession Plans

Succession planning is critical to the ongoing health and longevity of a company. New Zealand-based software company Xero’s succession plans were put to the test with the unexpected announcement that chairman, Chris Liddell, was…

A Kiwi Chef in NYC Uses Receipt To Remind People ‘Immigrants Make America Great’

A Kiwi Chef in NYC Uses Receipt To Remind People ‘Immigrants Make America Great’

Mark Simmons – “a Kiwi chef residing in New York City has found the perfect way to throw some subtle shade at U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration policies,” writes Lucy Quaggin for

Long-Lasting Significance Of LOTR Trilogy

Long-Lasting Significance Of LOTR Trilogy

On the 15th anniversary of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, actors Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen and Viggo Mortensen reflect on the trilogy’s indelible impression. The film series was…

Stunning NZ Films You Should Know About

Stunning NZ Films You Should Know About

“New Zealand certainly brings a fair few ‘bests’ to the table. Aside from being one of the most beautiful countries in the world, responsible for some of the greatest exploratory and scientific minds,…

Pietra Brettkelly’s A Flickering Truth Opens in NZ

Pietra Brettkelly’s A Flickering Truth Opens in NZ

When New Zealand-born director Pietra Brettkelly visited Afghanistan in 2012 she heard tell of a secret film archive, constructed during Taliban rule to protect the country’s old films from being destroyed by the regime….

Grandma Uber Getting Brisbane Women Home Safe

Grandma Uber Getting Brisbane Women Home Safe

New Zealand-born taxi driver Kathy Raydings, 57, aka Grandma Uber, has made it her life’s mission to get young women home safe after a night out on the town in Brisbane. Working in the solar…

Rochelle Bright Brings Daffodils to Edinburgh

Rochelle Bright Brings Daffodils to Edinburgh

New Zealand-born playwright Rochelle Bright is swiftly earning a name for herself through the success of her breakout stageshow Daffodils, which has just opened at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as part of the prestigious…

Off-the-Beaten-Track Places in NZ

Off-the-Beaten-Track Places in NZ

New Zealand offers such incredible beauty — from snow-capped mountains and lush-green rainforests to glorious white-sand beaches and towering volcanoes, “and has buckets of culture and charm,” writes Nicole Barnard for The…

Jess Johnson’s New Language of Virtual Reality

Jess Johnson’s New Language of Virtual Reality

Jess Johnson, a Tauranga-born, New York-based artist, whose work includes drawing, animation, video, installation and recently, virtual reality (VR), offers some fascinating insights into how altered perceptions change how we communicate and the forms…

Conservation Dogs on the Pest Warpath

Conservation Dogs on the Pest Warpath

One of New Zealand’s greatest conservation accomplishments, our so-called 100 “island sanctuaries”, are entirely pest- and predator-free, allowing endangered animals to thrive without threat. Conservation dogs like Piri the terrier ratter, a specially trained…

Evelyn Marsters Reflects on Her Move to Berlin

Evelyn Marsters Reflects on Her Move to Berlin

“It’s typical of the psyche of those born in a small island country to want to spend time overseas, to absorb firsthand the life we have been exposed to in our books and across…

The Kiwi Film You Need To See

The Kiwi Film You Need To See

The New Zealand smash hit Hunt for the Wilderpeople has knocked Batman vs Superman off number one and has beat Boy to become the highest grossing film of all time in New Zealand. According…

Josh Webb Gives Firsthand Take on Refugee Crisis

Josh Webb Gives Firsthand Take on Refugee Crisis

For the last five months New Zealand-born Josh Webb has been volunteering at Moria refugee camp in Greece. Webb relocated to New York City in 2007, landing a job as director of digital products…

Top Locations to Visit in New Zealand

Top Locations to Visit in New Zealand

New Zealand is one of Huffington Post travel writer Sophie Hannah Davis’ favourite places in the world. Davis shares her top locations, including sailing in the Bay of Islands, white water rafting on the…

Makelight’s Joanna Alpe Winning High Tech Praise

Makelight’s Joanna Alpe Winning High Tech Praise

Co-founder and creative director of Makelight, a mobile device platform for live events, New Zealander Joanna Alpe, who is based in London, is included in a Huffington Post feature on tech femmes as part…

9 Can’t Miss New Zealand Experiences

9 Can’t Miss New Zealand Experiences

New Zealand is known for its beauty and many diverse activities. Jenn Brown shares her personal ‘Can’t Miss Experiences’. Bungee Jump in Queenstown According to Brown, Bungee jumping is the one true way…

Kim Casali’s Love Is An Inspiration

Kim Casali’s Love Is An Inspiration

Auckland-born Kim Casali created the syndicated cartoon feature Love Is…, originally as notes to her future husband, in the late 1960s. As well, in one of the world’s first cases, Casali gave birth to…

Paul Donald’s Solo Endymion Project Opens in LA

Paul Donald’s Solo Endymion Project Opens in LA

Auckland-born artist Paul Donald’s solo show “Endymion Project” has opened in Los Angeles at CB1 Gallery, one of a number of “stand out” exhibitions opening this month in the city. Donald, who was trained in…

5 Treasures of New Zealand’s South Island

5 Treasures of New Zealand’s South Island

Tourists often claim to have travelled the South Island after having spent a few days in the adventure capital Queenstown, according to Perzen Patel, who has travelled New Zealand extensively. She has collected her…

New Zealand Is the Ultimate Nature Adventure

New Zealand Is the Ultimate Nature Adventure

The main experience you are left awestruck with after a trip to New Zealand, according to the Huffington Post, is “the nature – the overwhelming force of the landscapes.” “New Zealand is one of the…

How to Skip Winter Without Missing Ski Season: Travel to New Zealand

How to Skip Winter Without Missing Ski Season: Travel to New Zealand

“A land of tree roots and butterflies and sea cliffs: not only is New Zealand a volcanic dreamland, it’s also one of the safest and socially progressive countries in the world”, writes Emily Hill…

5 Unbelievable Day Hikes In New Zealand

5 Unbelievable Day Hikes In New Zealand

“New Zealand is home to some of the most rugged and stunning landscapes on the planet”, as reported in an article on The Huffington Post that lists five unbelievable day hikes in…

A Guide to Wine Tasting in New Zealand

A Guide to Wine Tasting in New Zealand

“New Zealand isn’t just a place for thrill-seekers. Over the past 30 years, New Zealand has been earning its place as a tastemaker in the wine world”, writes Jenn Brown for The…

Owen Dippie Sprays NY Masterpieces with a Twist

Owen Dippie Sprays NY Masterpieces with a Twist

New Zealand street artist Owen Dippie is making a name for himself in Brooklyn, New York with “show-stopping” murals. It takes a true intuitive sense and careful execution to produce a mashup or remix, and…

Annette Tanner on a Unique Broadway Mission

Annette Tanner on a Unique Broadway Mission

New Zealander Annette Tanner, executive director of Atlanta-based non-profit organisation Broadway Dreams Foundation, is one of a “handful of remarkable women who are making their mark on educational theatre” in the United States, the…

Bologna-Based Guy Lydster Installs Headscapes

Bologna-Based Guy Lydster Installs Headscapes

A new public art installation in Bologna sculpted by acclaimed Auckland-born artist Guy Lydster, has added an ecological dimension to the red-stoned city. A two-metre tall “headscape” base relief sculpted from Veronese marble showcases…

JK Russ Major Player in US Art Scene

JK Russ Major Player in US Art Scene

New Zealand-born artist JK Russ is included in a Los Angeles Confidential feature “spotlight and celebrating the freshest, boldest artistic talent” from each of the 11 American cities in which the magazine publishes. “From Aspen…

New Zealand – Bucket List Destination: 6 Ways to Travel on a Budget

New Zealand – Bucket List Destination: 6 Ways to Travel on a Budget

“The sweeping mountain vistas, stunning beaches, vibrant cities and hospitable locals make New Zealand a bucket list travel destination for many”, writes Claire Volkman for the Huffington Post. Getting to New Zealand and staying there…

Keri-Anne Dilworth Breaks down Stigma of C-Section

Keri-Anne Dilworth Breaks down Stigma of C-Section

Auckland photographer Keri-Anne Dilworth, of First Light Birth Photography, has been taking pictures of births for four years, and during that time, she has had the opportunity to document three C-section deliveries. The…

Slow West Set in Dauntingly Beautiful Landscape

Slow West Set in Dauntingly Beautiful Landscape

John Maclean’s “compelling” directorial debut Slow West set in Colorado in 1870 was shot in New Zealand and stars Michael Fassbender. South African-born New Zealander Caren Pistorius plays crofter’s daughter, Rose Ross “who even…

Nadeesha Godamunne – a Fashion Illustrator with Many Styles

Nadeesha Godamunne – a Fashion Illustrator with Many Styles

An interview with Nadeesha Godamunne, a full time in-house fashion illustrator/colorist at Ralph Lauren in New York has been featured in the Huffington Post. The fashion illustrator from New Zealand constantly reminds herself “to keep…

Wet Dogs Dry Dogs Captured by Serenah Hodson

Wet Dogs Dry Dogs Captured by Serenah Hodson

New Zealand-born photographer Serenah Hodson’s Wet Dog Dry Dog series captures show dogs in two essential physical and emotional states: dry and pleased, and then wet and oh so grumpy. The idea came about while…

Russell Crowe’s Water Diviner a Story Only He Could Tell

Russell Crowe’s Water Diviner a Story Only He Could Tell

Growing up a New Zealander-Australian, Russell Crowe, 51, was intimately familiar with the Dardanelles Campaign, a veritable slaughterhouse battle over a tiny Turkish peninsula also known as Gallipoli. In his latest film, The Water…

Oscar Nominations for Screenwriter Anthony McCarten

Oscar Nominations for Screenwriter Anthony McCarten

Among the five Oscar nominations announced for the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory Of Everything came a nod for New Plymouth-born producer and screenwriter Anthony McCarten. McCarten has been nominated twice as co-producer and…

Meet the New Zealand Opera Trio That Outsold Lorde

Meet the New Zealand Opera Trio That Outsold Lorde

Lorde may be the greatest New Zealand musical export of 2013, but back home, she’s got competition. The members of the improbably popular operatic trio Sol3 Mio, buck all the current trends in the…

New Zealand Travel Secrets

New Zealand Travel Secrets

“Travel Enthusiast” Tom McLoughlin of The Huffington Post discusses his top three travel secrets from his tour of New Zealand. “The world’s finest adventure playground with sweeping mountain panoramas, bright white beaches, unbelievable city skylines;…

New Zealand Scientists Discover Ancient Toothless Whale

New Zealand Scientists Discover Ancient Toothless Whale

Scientists from the University of Otago have discovered two previously unknown ancient whale species, rewriting the history of marine mammals in the Southern Hemisphere. The 25 million year old whales, dubbed Tohoraata raekohao and Tohoraata waitakiensis, translating…

Heidi Klum Wears Kiwi Design to Emmys

Heidi Klum Wears Kiwi Design to Emmys

Kiwi fashion designer Sean Kelly, who is currently participating in the latest season of Project Runway, had his dress worn by Heidi Klum at this week’s Emmys. The New Zealand designer and Massey…

20 Facts About New Zealand

20 Facts About New Zealand

The Huffington Post has written a list of facts about New Zealand for tourists, featuring many things kiwis are proud to claim, from Baldwin Street to bungee jumping. Most of the facts on the list…

Lucy Lawless to Star in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

Lucy Lawless to Star in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

Former Xena: Warrior Princess Lucy Lawless, 46, will join the cast of American television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D in an unspecified role later this year. According to TV Line, the show is looking to fill…

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…

Glass Sculptures Capture Raw Power of the Sea

Glass Sculptures Capture Raw Power of the Sea

Self-taught artist New Zealander Ben Young, 31, a boatbuilder by trade and avid surfer, has made a name for himself creating intricate glass sculptures that uncannily resemble moving water. Young crafts his sculptures – all…

Buffet of Landscapes Perfect Backdrop for Escape

Buffet of Landscapes Perfect Backdrop for Escape

New Zealand’s “veritable buffet of landscapes … each one painted with a unique palate of colour” provided the perfect setting for Huffington Post travel writer Charli Moore’s “freedom escape”. “Having just completed an epic 18-month…

Artist Transforms iPhone Into Modern Soldier Tribute

Artist Transforms iPhone Into Modern Soldier Tribute

A leading New York based New Zealand photographer Henry Hargreaves, has created a new art series featuring Vietnam War style messages on mobile phones. In his new series “War Phones”, Hargreaves worked with a prop stylist…

Must-See for Those after Palpable Taste of Unique Adventure

Must-See for Those after Palpable Taste of Unique Adventure

What sets docudrama Beyond The Edge apart from hundreds of other accounts of Edmund Hillary and Norgay Tenzing’s Mount Everest ascent is the intimate footage of the small group that set off from base…

Wharariki Beach Is Basically Heaven on Earth

Wharariki Beach Is Basically Heaven on Earth

The Huffington Post has described Wharariki Beach as basically heaven on Earth. “If you weren’t already dying to visit New Zealand,” the Huffington Post has given its readers “yet another reason to head to one of…

What New Zealand Can Teach the Rest of the World about Living Well

What New Zealand Can Teach the Rest of the World about Living Well

In The Huffington Post’s recent Living Well, On Location series, it was declared that New Zealand can teach a lot about “health,…

Baritone Thriving in San Francisco Opera Scene

Baritone Thriving in San Francisco Opera Scene

Baritone Hadleigh Adams, New Zealand’s first San Francisco Opera Adler Fellowship recipient, talks with the Huffington Post’s cultural critic Sean Martinfield about his latest performance, in American composer Gabriel Kahane’s The Memory Palace, an…

Impressive and Uncommonly Versatile NY Triple Bill

Impressive and Uncommonly Versatile NY Triple Bill

The opening of Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) at The Joyce in New York “marked the final stop on a US tour that has covered a lot of ground – both literally and figuratively”,…

Computers Number One Risk to Humanity Says NZ Scientist

Computers Number One Risk to Humanity Says NZ Scientist

In 2011, New Zealander Shane Legg, co-founder of London-based DeepMind, the artificial intelligence company acquired last week by Google for some US$500 million, made an ominous prediction more befitting a ranting survivalist than an…

Isolated Gisborne Gallery Has a Different Set of Rules

Isolated Gisborne Gallery Has a Different Set of Rules

Two exhibitions by New Zealand-born artists based overseas are opening at PAULNACHE in Gisborne. Matthew Couper, who lives in Las Vegas and Matt Arbuckle, who has spent the last couple of years…

North to South Through the Hobbit’s Stomping Ground

North to South Through the Hobbit’s Stomping Ground

To take a walk in the footsteps of The Hobbit, the Huffington Post has published a guide to many of the locations where scenes from the movies were filmed, and where with the convenience…