Tag Archives: International Business Times

Munro Belts NZ to T20 Series Win vs Bangladesh

Munro Belts NZ to T20 Series Win vs Bangladesh

Left-handed batsman Colin Munro, 29, “produced a masterclass of controlled aggression to smash 101 off 54 balls as New Zealand coasted to a 47-run win in the second Twenty20 against Bangladesh” at Bay Oval…

New Zealand Firm Develops Robotic Legs

New Zealand Firm Develops Robotic Legs

Rex Bionics, a company in New Zealand, is developing robotic legs for people who have lost the ability to move their legs. “The self-supporting exoskeleton is secured to a person’s leg with straps. A console found in…

Tourism New Zealand Claims Top Honours at US Tourism Awards

Tourism New Zealand Claims Top Honours at US Tourism Awards

Tourism New Zealand has been named Tourism Board of the Year 2015 by U.S. luxury travel network Virtuoso. The winners were selected by Virtuoso’s community of luxury travel advisors. Chief Executive Kevin Bowler said the…

New Zealand’s Most Trusted Brands Revealed; Whittaker’s Chocolates Tops the List

New Zealand’s Most Trusted Brands Revealed; Whittaker’s Chocolates Tops the List

Whittaker’s has been chosen as New Zealand’s most trusted brand in the annual Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands survey, which ranked New Zealand’s top 10 trusted brands, 40 category winners and top…

Queenstown Airport to Open New International Terminal

Queenstown Airport to Open New International Terminal

“New Zealand’s Queenstown Airport (…) is turning to be the busiest and the fastest-growing in the country (and) is set to become the third bigger as it opens the new international terminal”, writes Kalyan…

New Zealand Salmon Industry Leads the Way in Sustainability

New Zealand Salmon Industry Leads the Way in Sustainability

The New Zealand Salmon Industry is leading the way in fish sustainability measures according to the recent global sustainability report Global Salmon Initiative Sustainability released by the Global Salmon Initiative. “Overall,…

New Zealand Opens Doors for More Support in Baghdad

New Zealand Opens Doors for More Support in Baghdad

New Zealand will open an embassy in Iraq’s capital city of Baghdad, to be located within the embassy of Australia. New Zealand’s ambassador to Iraq, James Munro, is an Arabic speaker and former military officer…

Forbes Rich List Includes Billionaires Richard Chandler, Graeme Hart

Forbes Rich List Includes Billionaires Richard Chandler, Graeme Hart

In the Forbes Rich List of 2015, New Zealand’s representation includes two billionaires – Graeme Hart and Singapore-based investor Richard Chandler. The 55-year-old Waikato-raised philanthropist was ranked at No 603 in Forbes’ latest list…

Fjords Crucial to Carbon Burial

Fjords Crucial to Carbon Burial

An Otago University study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, has found fjords could play a very important role as a driver of atmospheric CO2 levels at times when ice sheets are…

Tabby Besley to Be Honoured by the Queen for LGBTI Advocacy

Tabby Besley to Be Honoured by the Queen for LGBTI Advocacy

At just 22, Tabby Besley is set to be honoured by the Queen for her work for the LGBTI community, the only New Zealander to be awarded the inaugural Queen’s Young Leader award, a…

Zombie Survival Game DayZ Tops 2.5 Million Players

Zombie Survival Game DayZ Tops 2.5 Million Players

Game designer Dean Hall, 33, has announced that his zombie survival game “DayZ” has reached more than 2.5 million players since its launch in December last year. Prague-based developer Bohemia Interactive recently delayed update 0.49,…

Newly Discovered Asteroid to Fly Over New Zealand

Newly Discovered Asteroid to Fly Over New Zealand

An asteroid is set to pass Earth closest to New Zealand, at a distance of just 25,000 miles, this weekend. Asteroid 2014 RC was discovered by astronomers on 31 August and will pass New Zealand…

Rocket Lab launches Commercial Space and Satellite Service

Rocket Lab launches Commercial Space and Satellite Service

New Zealand is bracing to get a big slice of the global satellite launch market with its unique space programme getting ready to blast off by 2015. Peter Beck, founder and CEO of private initiative…

Zombie Survival Game DayZ Set to Hit Consoles

Zombie Survival Game DayZ Set to Hit Consoles

Popular zombie survival horror game DayZ, designed by New Zealander Dean Hall, may be coming to Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 by the end of 2014. DayZ, which sells between 3000 to 4000…

World’s First Jetpack Prepares for Commercial Sales

World’s First Jetpack Prepares for Commercial Sales

A New Zealand-based company is now close to making the jetpack only seen in science fiction movies a reality as the Civil Aviation Authority in the country has approved test…

New Zealand’s Dusty Landscapes Explain Ice Age Cooling

New Zealand’s Dusty Landscapes Explain Ice Age Cooling

New Zealand’s iron-rich dust is helping scientists explain how the Earth cooled after the last Ice Age. Scientists travelled to the Southern Alps in an expedition to gather dust samples and study their link…

New Crustacean Species Could Unlock Secrets of the Deep

New Crustacean Species Could Unlock Secrets of the Deep

Scientists from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) have discovered a new crustacean species in the Chatham Rise east of New Zealand, that may unlock the secrets of the deep sea. NIWA…

New Zealand’s Warm Weather Patterns to Continue

New Zealand’s Warm Weather Patterns to Continue

The year 2013 was New Zealand’s second hottest year on record according to Auckland University climate scientist Dr Jim Salinger, with the winter season found to be the warmest and temperatures hitting 1.3 degrees…

Wellington Vampires Tell Their Story at Sundance

Wellington Vampires Tell Their Story at Sundance

New Zealand horror comedy film, the Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement-directed What We Do in the Shadows, will make its world premiere on 19 January in the Midnight section at the Sundance Film…

One Small Step for New Plymouth Student

One Small Step for New Plymouth Student

New Plymouth engineering student Hamish Fagg, 21, is preparing to become the first New Zealander in space having won a prize organized by Unilever-owned men’s product LYNX and endorsed by the world’s most famous…

Grand Theft Auto Five Developer Requests NZ Audio Input

Grand Theft Auto Five Developer Requests NZ Audio Input

New Zealand-based technology company Arvus Digital has confirmed that Grand Theft Auto Five (GTA5) developer RockStarNorth used its unique audio technology High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) to AES/EBU digital audio converter the HDMI-2A. Arvus…

Degrees Available in Healing with Humour

Degrees Available in Healing with Humour

New Zealanders considering a career as a professional clown will now be able to earn a certificate, diploma or full Bachelor of Arts in Medical Clowning. The qualifications are scheduled to be launched in…

Milking Sheep for All They’re Worth

Milking Sheep for All They’re Worth

New Zealand’s sheep-milking is predicted to be big industry for New Zealanders in the future with Southland sheep-milking business Blue River Dairy planning to invest millions of dollars in new equipment. Blue River manufactures and…

Prince George Gets His Own NZ Post Stamp

Prince George Gets His Own NZ Post Stamp

For the first time in its 170-year history, New Zealand Post is issuing a stamp to celebrate a Royal birth, that of Prince George of Cambridge. While Royal children have featured on several New…

Billboard Awards for Somebody That I Used to Know

Billboard Awards for Somebody That I Used to Know

Hamilton-born singer Kimbra, 23, has received more accolades, winning four categories at the Las Vegas Billboard Music Awards for the duet, “Somebody That I Used to Know”, that she sang with Australian, Gotye….

Visiting the Fabulous

Visiting the Fabulous

“Middle-earth may be mythical, but so too is New Zealand,” Mark Johanson writes for International Business Traveler. “The only difference is you can visit the latter. It’s a place where glaciers carve paths through…

One of the Best Places for Mothers

One of the Best Places for Mothers

New Zealand has been rated the fourth best place in the world to be a mother, in line after Norway at the top followed by Iceland and Sweden. Just ahead of Mother’s Day, Save…

Technologically Outnumbered

Technologically Outnumbered

Mobile phones in New Zealand outnumber the country’s population, according to a study conducted by global market research firm TNS, which surveyed 48,000 people in 58 countries finding that almost half of New Zealanders…

Tilly the Force of Nature

Tilly the Force of Nature

Wellington actor and artist Grant Tilly, well remembered for his performance in The Daylight Atheist, has died, aged 74. Having starred in many stage and television productions including Foreskin’s Lament and Gliding On, Tilly is known for being…

Crowned Mr Gay World

Crowned Mr Gay World

Andreas Derleth, 32, from Auckland was crowned the Mr Gay World in a gala event that took place for the first time in Johannesberg, South Africa. Originally from Germany, Derleth moved to New Zealand…

High Life On The Edge

High Life On The Edge

New Zealand is becoming a favourite place to live for wealthy foreigners, with American Facebook billionaire Peter Thiel, Russian steel billionaire Alexander Abramov, and New York Empire State Building’s Tony Malkin among those recently…

Lifestyle Comes At A Price

Lifestyle Comes At A Price

Auckland and Wellington have risen in their rankings of the most expensive cities to live in, with Auckland jumping nine places to rank 15 and Wellington rising 16 places to rank 17th with London….

Piece Of Hollywood In Wairarapa

Piece Of Hollywood In Wairarapa

Titanic and Avatar director James Cameron has spent $20 million buying more than 1000ha of farmland in South Wairarapa. According to application documents, Cameron and his family “intend to reside indefinitely in New Zealand and are acquiring the…

Freedom For Little Blues

Freedom For Little Blues

Forty-nine little blue penguins rescued from the Rena oil spill that occurred in October off the coast of Tauranga have been returned to the wild at Mt Maunganui beach. Most of them immediately ran…

On the Beach in Devonport

On the Beach in Devonport

Auckland artist Kirsty Nixon is staging a solo exhibition of 15 iconic beach and coastal paintings at Devonport’s Art by the Sea Gallery from 8 October to 27 October. Nixon paints warm…

Like No Place on Earth

Like No Place on Earth

“The South Island is a lazy paradise of rolling green hills, craggy, glacier-clad mountains and rugged wind-swept beaches,” describes the Mark Johanson for the International Business Times. “You’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere in…

Ever-Changing Glacial Beauty

Ever-Changing Glacial Beauty

Franz Josef’s remote location on the wild West Coast of the South Island makes it the perfect place to hide away, and it’s one of the few places in the world where a glacier…

Heavy on the Wonders

Heavy on the Wonders

The South Island may be spectacular, but the North Island’s got its share of amazements too according to International Business Times’ travel writer Mark Johanson. “The North Island is the spot to…

Up, Up and Away

Up, Up and Away

Glenn Martin’s jetpack has set a new flight record this month climbing at a rate of 8 feet per minute, reaching an altitude of 5ft, then soaring back to earth safely on…

Sea-life haven

Sea-life haven

“This is Kaikoura: and it’s paradise,” Kip Brook writes for the International Business Times. “It’s just two hours’ drive from Christchurch international airport and is one of the most breathtaking locations of any town…

Transparency reigns

Transparency reigns

New Zealand has tied with Denmark and Singapore for first place as the world’s least corrupt governments and public sectors, according to watchdog group Transparency International (TI). Finland, Sweden, Canada, Netherlands, Australia, Switzerland and…

High Above the Bay

High Above the Bay

Bay of Islands luxury self-contained accommodation Cloud9 is reviewed by the International Business Times which describes the $1700 per night hilltop house as about “as close to heaven as you can get.” “This place…