Tag Archives: Star Online (The)

Rugged Landscapes Beguile Malaysian Photographer

Rugged Landscapes Beguile Malaysian Photographer

A photographic exhibition of New Zealand’s “majestic” landscapes is on show in Kuala Lumpur. The “Aspiring New Zealand” collection was taken by award-winning photographer Malaysian Jeffry Lim during a family holiday in the country…

Laying His Mark on George Town Heritage Protection

Laying His Mark on George Town Heritage Protection

Co-founder of the George Town Heritage Action Group New Zealander Mark Lay is so dedicated to heritage conservation in the Malaysian city that he walks everywhere with a camera in hand, taking pictures of…

Chef Ryan Arboleda Takes Tapas to the next Level

Chef Ryan Arboleda Takes Tapas to the next Level

New Zealand-born chef de cuisine Ryan Arboleda, 34, has contrasted “complimentary elements” fusing “traditional and contemporary techniques with cross continent flavours” for his new menu at The Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur’s Saujana Hotel. Arboleda fits…

Asians Flocking to New Zealand for a Better Life

Asians Flocking to New Zealand for a Better Life

New Zealand’s vibrant economy and tranquil lifestyle are attracting more migrants from Asia and elsewhere, with 40,000 newcomers expected to settle in the country this year. When Elzerie Alcaide (pictured), 33,  moved to Wellington from…

Vibrancy of Kuala Lumpur Fascinates Former Aucklander

Vibrancy of Kuala Lumpur Fascinates Former Aucklander

Managing director at Kuala Lumpur-based Orchan Consulting, Craig Selby, 40, is fascinated by the changes taking place in Malaysia since he moved there nine years ago. “The places near where I live have become a…

TV Actor Antony Starr Proving a Fighting Force in Banshee’s Second Season

TV Actor Antony Starr Proving a Fighting Force in Banshee’s Second Season

New Zealand actor Antony Starr is carving a name for himself in the American TV industry, with the second season of his show ‘Banshee’ premiering this month. In an interview with The Star Online, Starr,…

Good as gold

Good as gold

Zespri is encouraging Malaysians to eat two kiwifruit a day in a six-month campaign dubbed ‘Extreme Nutrition, Extreme Vitality’. In its promotional flyer, Zespri claims that kiwifruit has immune-boosting qualities; it contains twice the…

Lullabies and Love Songs

Lullabies and Love Songs

Dean Wareham of Dean & Britta recently toured the US with a well-received new album, Back Numbers. Born in Wellington, Wareham first emerged on the New York indie scene in 1991 with the…

Kahurangi in Kuala Lumpur

Kahurangi in Kuala Lumpur

The Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre will celebrate Waitangi Day in Kuala Lumpur, performing at the Malaysia-New Zealand Cultural Extravaganza. Founded by Tama Huata in 1983, Kahurangi has showcased the songs and dances of the…

Jews Brothers go global

Jews Brothers go global

The Naxos World Label’s Rhythm for Kids album received a glowing review in the Star: ” a mix…

Fusion eating: Kiwi food produce makes for great Italian fare in Malaysia

Fusion eating: Kiwi food produce makes for great Italian fare in Malaysia

“The start to original Italian food is to use all fresh ingredients … the juicy New Zealand mussels in Amatricana sauce are to die for … the imported New Zealand spring lamb grilled in…

Apology Not Black and White for Aussie PM

Apology Not Black and White for Aussie PM

The Kiwi way puts pressure on John Howard to formally apologise to the aboriginal people. Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said: “This is a global issue … he pointed to leaders in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and…

Tragic death of activist remembered in Punitive Damage.

Tragic death of activist remembered in Punitive Damage.

The Kiwi-made documentary traces the life and tragic death of Kamal Badmadhaj, slaughtered in the 1991 Dili Cemetery Massacre by the Indonesian military.  The film won the Audience Award at the 1999 Sydney International Film Festival…