Tag Archives: National (The)

Timothy Husband Helping Animals at Dubai Safari

Timothy Husband Helping Animals at Dubai Safari

New Zealander Timothy Husband should have been enjoying retirement at his cattle farm near the Blue Mountains of Australia, but he couldn’t resist the lure of helping captive wild animals at Dubai’s new safari…

Nigel Hunt Charts Dubai’s Eye-Catching Growth

Nigel Hunt Charts Dubai’s Eye-Catching Growth

Online response to a film charting Dubai’s growth since just before 1979 has almost been as remarkable as the development it depicts, according to the National’s Nick Leech. The film is made by New…

Scotland’s Labour for Independence Youngest Member

Scotland’s Labour for Independence Youngest Member

The youngest member of the newly relaunched Labour for Independence group New Zealand-born Ben McKinlay, 17, from Earlston in the Scottish Borders, has voiced his full backing for an independent Scotland regardless of the…

Get Naked with a 3D Fitness Tracker Mirror

Get Naked with a 3D Fitness Tracker Mirror

New Zealand-born Farhad Farahbakhshian and Briton Ed Sclater of Naked Labs have designed a mirror that lets you see, in real-time, the effect of your workout on your body. The Naked 3D Fitness…

Tenor Simon O’Neill Sings Wagner’s Praises

Tenor Simon O’Neill Sings Wagner’s Praises

One word not often associated with Richard Wagner, the 19th-century composer of high romantic opera, is “cool” – yet this is the adjective repeatedly invoked by New Zealander Simon O’Neill, 44, who made his…

Branding Expert Oksana Tashakova Making Her Mark

Branding Expert Oksana Tashakova Making Her Mark

New Zealand branding expert Oksana Tashakova, 35, is the founder and managing director of Wealth Dynamics Unlimited, a training, events and e-learning company focusing on entrepreneurship. Tashakova has just run the second annual Millionaire Summit…

Jonny Kennaugh Uniting the Citizens of Dubai

Jonny Kennaugh Uniting the Citizens of Dubai

Jonny Kennaugh was passing through Dubai while travelling the world with his wife Aimee-Rose Stephenson. A two-month visit became five years when the New Zealanders decided to launch social initiative, The Sameness Project, with…

Dubai-Based Entrepreneur Rick McIntyre Looks Ahead

Dubai-Based Entrepreneur Rick McIntyre Looks Ahead

Founder of Dubai’s Mac Pack Removals Rick McIntyre, believes hard work, great service and a hands-on approach gives a customer service that people are happy to recommend. With no advertising and plenty of 80-hour…

FitnessLink’s Grant Goes Spreads the Word in Dubai

FitnessLink’s Grant Goes Spreads the Word in Dubai

New Zealander Grant Goes, 34, runs FitnessLink, a Dubai-based health and fitness website which is starting to expand into the wider Mena region. He tells UAE English-language newspaper the National about he spends a…

Reminders of Home in Abu-Dhabi

Reminders of Home in Abu-Dhabi

Abu Dhabi-based journalist, New Zealander John Henzell, who writes for English-language newspaper the National, says one of the things that often unites the country’s massive expatriate population is a desire to be surrounded with…

Day in the Life of Dubai-based Yoga Teacher Vanessa Dolan

Day in the Life of Dubai-based Yoga Teacher Vanessa Dolan

After a successful career in advertising in cities such as Melbourne and Amsterdam, New Zealand-born Vanessa Dolan, 44, decided to quit corporate life last year to start a yoga business in Dubai.

Dubai-Based Designer Judith Hobby’s Opens Her Home

Dubai-Based Designer Judith Hobby’s Opens Her Home

New Zealander Judith Hobby, who has lived in the Middle East for 22 years and in Dubai for almost 17, is the founder of the Judith Hobby Clothing fashion line. Her modernist…

Rugged Aoraki Region a Pinnacle of Adventure

Rugged Aoraki Region a Pinnacle of Adventure

Even with the mist covering the tallest of them, the Southern Alps rising up around the Hooker Valley have a humbling stature, Abu Dhabi’s English-language publication the National reports in a travel feature about…

Waitomo’s Subterranean World an Adventurer’s Paradise

Waitomo’s Subterranean World an Adventurer’s Paradise

“Time and nature have wrought havoc underneath the surface of and the pretty wildflowers growing on the grassy contours disguise an elaborate system of caves,” David Whitley writes for the National. “Getting down into…

Auckland’s Savvy Good Life Rivals San Francisco

Auckland’s Savvy Good Life Rivals San Francisco

Auckland offers much more than a gateway to this safe, friendly and super-scenic country, writes the National’s Kipat Wilson. “Straddling an isthmus two kilometres wide on North Island, it enjoys a warm climate, superb…

Business Is Booming in Made-to-Measure

Business Is Booming in Made-to-Measure

When Kate Middleton first started stepping out in New Zealander Emilia Wickstead’s ladylike pastel concoctions, it’s fair to say that most of the fashion world’s reaction was: “Emilia … who?” the National’s Libby Banks…

Research Flock Saudi Arabia Bound

Research Flock Saudi Arabia Bound

New Zealand will export a research flock of sheep to Saudi Arabia this year under a breeding project aimed at bolstering the kingdom’s livestock supplies, according to the National. Pregnant ewes and lamb will…

Looking on the Bright Side of Life

Looking on the Bright Side of Life

“The world’s most southerly capital city is a shining example of turning weaknesses into strengths,” David Whitley writes for Middle East newspaper The National. “Hemmed in between harbour and hills, Wellington simply doesn’t have…

Another Kind of Edge

Another Kind of Edge

President of the Mongrel Mob’s Napier chapter Rex Timu is one of a number of gang leaders rejecting violence and urging members to embrace mainstream values. Speaking over a hot chocolate in the cafeteria…

Scratching the Surface

Scratching the Surface

“No, you can’t do New Zealand in a week,” is what a travel writer friend told The National’s Rosemary Behan when she was invited on a seven-day whirlwind tour of both islands. Behan describes…

Halal-fuelled burgers

Halal-fuelled burgers

New Zealand franchise Burger Fuel will offer grass-fed halal meat to its customers when a chain of 15 outlets open over five years throughout the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Burger Fuel’s first store operates…

Spinnakered Win

Spinnakered Win

Emirates Team New Zealand has won its third consecutive Louis Vuitton Trophy in La Maddalenna, Sardinia, in Italy, beating the Russian syndicate Synergy 3—2. The day began with the Russians holding a 1

Beautiful or Else

Beautiful or Else

“In New Zealand some things are taken very seriously and some are not. Sport is serious. Politics is not. Lifestyle is serious; religion less so,” explains Joanna Norris for Abu Dhabi’s English-language newspaper The…