Tag Archives: South China Morning Post

Farming Our Air for Chinese Market

Farming Our Air for Chinese Market

Pulling a trailer packed with dive tanks and a compression motor, the three co-founders of Breathe Ezy drive around the scenic mountains and valleys of New Zealand’s South Island collecting air Phillip Duval, Xu…

Peter Duncan Takes up New Rugby Role in Hong Kong

Peter Duncan Takes up New Rugby Role in Hong Kong

New Hong Kong Rugby Union president New Zealander Peter Duncan is “honoured” to be in the job after a 16-year hiatus. Duncan was first involved with the union as Hong Kong’s coach in the 1970s…

Nicholas Clark Caters to China’s Craft Beer Lovers

Nicholas Clark Caters to China’s Craft Beer Lovers

New Zealander Nicholas Clark is one of a number of foreigners who have invested in China’s new enthusiasm for craft beer. Clark opened Craft Head Nano Tap House in 2014 in a former convenience…

NZ Chardonnays Taking on Burgundy

NZ Chardonnays Taking on Burgundy

New Zealand chardonnays can be a great substitute for expensive burgundies, as reported in the South China Morning Post. In a New Zealand vs Burgundy blind tasting in London last year, Kumeu River…

Anthony Mosse Looks Back at Stellar Swimming Career

Anthony Mosse Looks Back at Stellar Swimming Career

New Zealand Olympic medallist Anthony Mosse, who was born in Hong Kong, is profiled in the South China Morning Post. Mosse, 51, now working for Virgin America in San Francisco, talks about the events…

New Zealand’s Hiking Trails – Catalogue of Wonders

New Zealand’s Hiking Trails – Catalogue of Wonders

New Zealand’s many hiking trails with amazing vistas and challenging courses will leave you breathless. “Other than the danger of overextending yourself, hiking New Zealand’s abundance of trails is almost never disappointing. In fact, if you…

Maggie & Rose Kids’ Club Opens in Hong Kong

Maggie & Rose Kids’ Club Opens in Hong Kong

Exclusive private children’s club Maggie & Rose, founded in Kensington, London by New Zealander Maggie Bolger (pictured left) and Briton Rose Astor in 2007, has opened its doors in Hong Kong. The aim of the…

Del Toro’s Crimson Peak Inspired by Night in Haunted Kiwi Hotel

Del Toro’s Crimson Peak Inspired by Night in Haunted Kiwi Hotel

Guillermo Del Toro’s newest movie Crimson Peak reportedly is inspired by nights he spent in haunted hotels – one of them a New Zealand hotel, where he stayed while scouting locations for The Hobbit films. When he…

Benjamin Hadfield the Man Behind Hong Kong’s Junk Parties

Benjamin Hadfield the Man Behind Hong Kong’s Junk Parties

New Zealander Benjamin Hadfield is co-founder of a Hong Kong-based start-up company, which serves as an online marketplace where anyone can easily book a junk for the day. Junks.hk aims to bring the city’s…

New Zealand Chardonnay Named World-Beater

New Zealand Chardonnay Named World-Beater

The 2012 Vidal Legacy Chardonnay, “a distinctly modern New Zealand chardonnay”, has been awarded the International Trophy for Chardonnay priced over £15 in the annual World Wine Awards released by influential wine publication

Young Kiwi Entrepreneurs Win FedEx Competition

Young Kiwi Entrepreneurs Win FedEx Competition

Two teams from New Zealand won both first and second place at the FedEx Express/Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge Asia Pacific, in which students in the region competed with business plans for a beauty…

Reading More Online but Taking in Less, New Zealand Study

Reading More Online but Taking in Less, New Zealand Study

The internet is making more information available than ever before, but it’s not necessarily making us smarter, New Zealand researchers have said. In a study titled Is Google Making Us Stupid? The Impact of the Internet…

Our Salmon is Better

Our Salmon is Better

The South China Morning Post is touting New Zealand’s credentials as the next “Canada” for rich mainland Chinese seeking fresh pastures. “An influx of deep-pocketed mainland Chinese has helped New Zealand reach its highest…

Chinese Media Praise Fonterra’s Handling of Botulism Scare

Chinese Media Praise Fonterra’s Handling of Botulism Scare

After it was revealed last week that Fonterra’s botulism scare was a false alarm, the company and New Zealand are now receiving admiration from Chinese media for its handling of the incident. The botulism…

Differences of Time on and off Set

Differences of Time on and off Set

Actor and winemaker Sam Neill, 65, talks to the South China Morning Post about corks, cows and why action films are duller than they look. “Making good films and good wines are both very…

Man from the Deep

Man from the Deep

Thirty-two-year-old New Zealander William Trubridge, holder of 15 freediving world records, knows intimately the literal depths of the planet’s waters, Matthew Link writes for The South China Morning Post. “With no…

Hong Kong’s Fashion Heroine

Hong Kong’s Fashion Heroine

New Zealand-born fashion writer Jasmine Webster, 29, who is based in Hong Kong and is the face of Dress Me blog, talks to the South China Morning Post about her obsession with dressing up…

NZ Victim of Black May Massacre

NZ Victim of Black May Massacre

An official inquiry has only just been launched into the infamous Thai massacre where Kiwi Brendan Mahoney was almost killed eight years ago. He was staring up towards Bangkok’s democracy monument on a balmy…

Cut Along and Make It Your Own Way: Magnificent Cycling on the Road

Cut Along and Make It Your Own Way: Magnificent Cycling on the Road

The South China Morning Post’s took the North to South bicycle route through through the magnificent volcanic landscapes, tumbling glaciers and rugged coastlines of Aotearoa, and reflected back in the office: “Already I was yearning to be…

Sign of the Times

Sign of the Times

A Transit New Zealand road sign in the South island, linking the towns of Clinton and Gore, is attracting the attention of the White House.

Neighbours no more: Kiwi pop culture export success reverses the flow

Neighbours no more: Kiwi pop culture export success reverses the flow

Aussie girl-group Bardot, the most manufactured band in the history of pop, have become a sensation. “Popstars”, the hit TV show that followed their evolution from nobodies to Spice Girls, was born from a…

New Zealand: Hottest destination of movie makers

New Zealand: Hottest destination of movie makers

It’s official: Bollywood star Hritihik Roshan has been made a singing-dancing- fighting icon in the Bollywood smash hit Kaho Naa … Pyar Hai (Say you Love me), a romantic musical thriller shot in the…

New Zealand Wines Meet the Challenge

New Zealand Wines Meet the Challenge

Hong Kong: Kiwi wines dominate in the South China Morning Post’s Kevin Sinclair’s answer to the challenge of how to build the perfect home wine collection from scratch.

Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport – They’ve Done It Again

Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport – They’ve Done It Again

In the “Cool places to shop (and what to buy)” section of the South China Morning Post’s “Cool guide to Sydney”, Williams Street is noted for Collette Dinnigan, and Janine Edwards is mentioned for…

Anthony McCarten’s Four Cities a global hit in Hong Kong

Anthony McCarten’s Four Cities a global hit in Hong Kong

“Four Cities, written by New Zealand’s Anthony McCarten is a good chance to sample some contemporary Kiwi writing. The quality of the acting and the breezy joy of the one-liners made this a highly…

I’m Gonna be a Contender

I’m Gonna be a Contender

David Tua has the respect of World Heavyweight boxing champ Lennox Lewis, “I think Tua deserves a shot”. A possible title fight is lined up for later this year.  

Gardeners Against Government in Main-street High Noon Stand-off

Gardeners Against Government in Main-street High Noon Stand-off

“Nobody actually recorded a shotgun being fired down the main street without hitting anyone, but it could have happened”.  Easter trading hours controversy in New Zealand.

Model Health Campaign

Model Health Campaign

I’ve been thinking … Supermodel Rachel Hunter is launching a health education campaign for women in the wake of her recent cancer scare.

Rewi Alley Inspired Kiwi Educator Spreads the Word in Gritty Lanzhou

Rewi Alley Inspired Kiwi Educator Spreads the Word in Gritty Lanzhou

New Zealander John Wilson Hall and his Hong Kong wife who for the last five years have made their home in one of China’s poorest and most polluted cities, have set up a successful…

Cool Taste from a Cool Country

Cool Taste from a Cool Country

“Make sure the wine is chilled like a winter morning before you open it. Then savour the nose. You get strong whiffs of passionfruit. It tastes divine … It’s got a lovely opulent taste that lasts…

Vital Ingredient in Hong Kong Gourmet Kebab

Vital Ingredient in Hong Kong Gourmet Kebab

“The doner kebabs – with pure New Zealand lamb, insists marketing director Mongoa Jabeur – are $59 …”  

A Cool, Crisp, Refreshing Dip: Oyster Bay

A Cool, Crisp, Refreshing Dip: Oyster Bay

“Fondle a bottle of sauvignon blanc on a hot day. There are beads of cool condensation on the outside and the label says “Oyster Bay”…”

Kiwi Powerhouses Overwhelm Aussies to Seal Women’s Rugby Title

Kiwi Powerhouses Overwhelm Aussies to Seal Women’s Rugby Title

New Zealand, strengthened by a full national side for the first time, thrashed fellow antipodeans 36-10 to win the Hong Kong Women’s Sevens for the second year running yesterday.

Bugger

Bugger

A Cultural phenomenon has reached Asia, and it has bugger-all to do with Bulgarians or heretics, but something to do with a car advertisement, a racehorse and climbing Mt. Everest.