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Mark Wilson Revives Ailing UK Insurer

Mark Wilson Revives Ailing UK Insurer

Aviva’s boss New Zealander Mark Wilson has batted off the suggestion that he might relinquish the chief executive job anytime soon as the insurer he once compared to a “couch potato” continues to spring…

Duchess Of Cambridge Wears Wickstead on Europe Tour

Duchess Of Cambridge Wears Wickstead on Europe Tour

On the final day of her recent European tour, the Duchess of Cambridge took the chance to fly the flag for British-based fashion as she headed to Hamburg, wearing a dress designed by one…

Seal and Octopus Fight Caught on Camera

Seal and Octopus Fight Caught on Camera

Tourist guide Connor Staple was kayaking close to Kaikoura last week when he captured dramatic footage of a seal battering an octopus, Adam Boult reports for the Telegraph. The New Zealand fur seal spent about…

Crawford Falconer to Head Post-Brexit Deals

Crawford Falconer to Head Post-Brexit Deals

Britain’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has hired New Zealand’s former trade head Crawford Falconer as chief trade negotiation adviser to manage the UK’s free trade deals once the country leaves the EU. The DIT…

Melodrama Wins High Praise Across the Planet

Melodrama Wins High Praise Across the Planet

Lorde’s sophomore studio album Melodrama has been released and critics throughout the world are singing the 20-year-old’s praises. In the New Yorker, reviewer Carrie Battan writes that it is “difficult to say whether Lorde…

Tom Hudson Showcases Rare Plants in Cornwall

Tom Hudson Showcases Rare Plants in Cornwall

The recent Rare Plant Fair at Tregrehan Garden in Cornwall is important for Britain’s horticultural heritage. The 8-hectare garden at Tregrehan is one of the finest in the country and is the home of…

Why New Zealand Is Your Favourite Country

Why New Zealand Is Your Favourite Country

“It sounds like fake news: ‘There’s a guy near Christchurch, he’s exporting compressed New Zealand air to China. In a canister. With a mask.’ But when I check it out later, I find it’s…

Russell Coutts on Transforming the America’s Cup

Russell Coutts on Transforming the America’s Cup

Five times America’s Cup winner Sir Russell Coutts is nowadays working behind the scenes as chief executive of the America’s Cup Event Authority. The New Zealander has, along with Oracle’s Larry Ellison, been responsible…

New Zealand’s Ambitious Plan to Save Birds

New Zealand’s Ambitious Plan to Save Birds

New Zealand has set itself an environmental goal so ambitious it’s been compared to putting a man on the moon: ridding the entire nation of every last rat, possum and stoat, The Telegraph reports. The…

Luxuries Karen Walker Can’t Live Without

Luxuries Karen Walker Can’t Live Without

New Zealand fashion designer Karen Walker tells the Telegraph that luxury is no longer about how rare your handbag is, how big your yacht is or how hand-made your watch is. “It’s about how special…

Monica Galetti Cooking as She Pleases in Fitzrovia

Monica Galetti Cooking as She Pleases in Fitzrovia

The spotlight is once again on Masterchef judge New Zealander Monica Galetti as she opens her first restaurant Mere in Fitzrovia, London. The Telegraph reviews. According to the newspaper’s Hilary Armstrong, Galetti’s Mere is “a…

Jude Kereama’s Cornwall Getaway Gets High Praise

Jude Kereama’s Cornwall Getaway Gets High Praise

New Zealand chef Jude Kereama’s Kota Restaurant with Rooms in Porthleven, Cornwall is reviewed in the Telegraph, and rates highly. “With a fantastic Asian-Cornish fusion restaurant downstairs, and Porthleven’s picturesque harbour on the doorstep, the…

Wellington Ranked #2 in List of Cleanest Capital Cities

Wellington Ranked #2 in List of Cleanest Capital Cities

Wellington has been ranked the second cleanest capital city on earth in a ranking published in The Telegraph following a report published by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that “suggested pollution now poses a greater…

New Zealand Number One for ‘Sociability and Being Beautiful’

New Zealand Number One for ‘Sociability and Being Beautiful’

New Zealand is ranked number one for ‘sociability and being beautiful’ in an index published by The Telegraph, which examines what different countries around the world are number one in. “The Legatum Prosperity Index, which,…

Scotland’s Sean Maitland Gets off to a Good Start

Scotland’s Sean Maitland Gets off to a Good Start

Sean Maitland, 28, rarely gives interviews and that is just the way he likes it. Since arriving in Scotland in 2012, the quietly-spoken Tokoroa-born wing has done his talking on the field, where his…

British Comedian Sings Wellington’s Praises

British Comedian Sings Wellington’s Praises

“Nowhere has more beautiful scenery than Wellington,” according to British comedian and actor Alan Davies, who first visited the city during a stand-up tour of New Zealand in 1998 and returned earlier this year…

Financiers Make Debrett’s Most Influential List

Financiers Make Debrett’s Most Influential List

Two New Zealanders have made the 2016 Debrett’s 500 list of most influential people in Britain. CEO of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Ross McEwan (pictured), 59, and Mark Wilson, 50, chief…

Find Your Fortune in Hills of Gold

Find Your Fortune in Hills of Gold

“When the star-crossed prospectors featured in West Coast, they took their lives in their hands,” Telegraph travel correspondent Lloyd Hook writes. “For…

Greeting Card Designer Bev Williams’ Final Prank

Greeting Card Designer Bev Williams’ Final Prank

New Zealand-born Bev Williams, creator of the bestselling “Spring Chicken” range of greeting cards, has died in Sussex, aged 77. The Daily Mail reported the designer really “did go out with a bang” when…

Travelling Not so Light with Anouska Hempel

Travelling Not so Light with Anouska Hempel

New Zealand-born London socialite and former Bond Girl Anouska Hempel is also renowned for her sumptuous architectural interiors and eye for detail, according to the Telegraph. Having opened London’s first boutique hotel, Blakes in 1978,…

Bill English Is NZ’s New Prime Minister

Bill English Is NZ’s New Prime Minister

“New Zealand’s ruling National Party appointed Bill English as the country’s new prime minister on Monday following last week’s shock resignation of his predecessor John Key,” as reported in an article in

All Blacks Exact Immediate Revenge in Dublin Thriller

All Blacks Exact Immediate Revenge in Dublin Thriller

“Two weeks after their 18-game winning run was ended by a 40-29 defeat to Ireland in Chicago, New Zealand reasserted their hegemony with a victory that was a lot less convincing than the score…

Ireland End New Zealand’s Record Streak

Ireland End New Zealand’s Record Streak

It was “a great result for Ireland. And an even better one for New Zealand,” writes Mick Cleary for the Telegraph after Ireland beat the New Zealand All Blacks 40 to 29. “You…

NZ Researchers Decode First Electronic Song

NZ Researchers Decode First Electronic Song

Researchers from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand have managed to restore the first ever computer-generated piece of music, which was created by Alan Turing, as reported in The Telegraph. The recording was…

Emilia Wickstead Shares Her Favourite Things

Emilia Wickstead Shares Her Favourite Things

London-based, New Zealand-born fashion designer Emilia Wickstead shares a few of her favourite things for the Telegraph’s “My Luxuries” column. Wickstead, who according to the Financial Times showed a “whimsical and poetic”…

Epic Middle Earth Locations That Really Exist

Epic Middle Earth Locations That Really Exist

“As World Hobbit Day makes us wistful for Middle Earth’s colossal mountain ranges, mythical forests and untamed rivers, we look to the epic landscapes that stole the show in the Hobbit and Lord of…

“Rose Matafeo Is Finally Dead” – Review

“Rose Matafeo Is Finally Dead” – Review

“We have all, at some stage, thought about our own funeral. But it is probably not something to dwell on. Unless, of course, you’re Rose Matafeo, in which case you construct a step-by-step guide…

All Blacks Crush Wallabies in All Departments

All Blacks Crush Wallabies in All Departments

“It is always a pleasure to watch sporting greatness in action, so this was rugby ecstasy,” Sunday Telegraph rugby correspondent Steve James enthuses after the All Blacks thrashed the Wallabies 42-8 in the first…

Charlie McCormick Restores English Country Garden

Charlie McCormick Restores English Country Garden

Why is it that the non-English – like New Zealand-born florist Charlie McCormick (pictured right) – do classic English so much better than we do? the Telegraph’s Sarah Raven asks. On Raven’s arrival at his…

Jon Beardmore Documents Odyssey Across Central Asia

Jon Beardmore Documents Odyssey Across Central Asia

New Zealand-born Jon Beardmore doesn’t like cricket – he loves it. So much so the London-based adventurer drove solo halfway across the planet, almost 50,000km, for a few overs in Afghanistan, an odyssey that…

Hurricanes Clinch 2016 Super Rugby Title

Hurricanes Clinch 2016 Super Rugby Title

“After 20 years of waiting, Hurricanes fly-half Beauden Barrett dived on a loose ball with little over 11 minutes remaining to score the winning try and secure his side’s first Super Rugby title with…

Archibald McIndoe Patients Pay Tribute

Archibald McIndoe Patients Pay Tribute

Surviving members of New Zealand-born plastic surgeon Archibald McIndoe’s Guinea Pig Club, which was formed in 1941 to cope with the ever-rising number of young pilots left with life-changing injuries, talk with the Telegraph…

A Country for All Seasons

A Country for All Seasons

“New Zealand provides spectacular escapes whatever the time of year, but spring and autumn often deliver unique opportunities for travellers,” writes Paul Bloomfield in an article for The Telegraph. New Zealand “as…

Meet William Trubridge the Human Fish

Meet William Trubridge the Human Fish

New Zealander William Trubridge “is a man who both embraces and defies nature,” according to the Telegraph. The director of Vertical Blue, a freediving team and school based in the Bahamas, tells the newspaper…

Violinist Alan Loveday

Violinist Alan Loveday

Violinist Alan Loveday has passed away on April 12, aged 88. He was “renowned for his rich, warm tone, impeccable technique and purity of intonation,” as well as for being a highly adaptable musician,…

Emilia Wickstead is Classic with a Twist

Emilia Wickstead is Classic with a Twist

Eight years ago, New Zealand-born Emilia Wickstead, was working from home in the sitting room of her flat in west London. Now her clothes are worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, Gwyneth Paltrow and…

New Zealand Is Mad for Pinot Gris

New Zealand Is Mad for Pinot Gris

On a recent trip, the Telegraph’s wine columnist Victoria Moore was surprised to see how “crazy everyone in New Zealand seemed to be for pinot gris.” Moore wonders when Britain will catch on. “Growers were…

Wanaka Wines That Deliver a Taste of New Zealand

Wanaka Wines That Deliver a Taste of New Zealand

“We’re in the Upper Clutha Basin where even under grey skies the lakes and rivers are an astonishing cerulean blue. Wanaka, the small town at the head of the lake that bears the same…

Captaincy Will Be the Making of Dylan Hartley

Captaincy Will Be the Making of Dylan Hartley

Sean Fitzpatrick, the former All Black captain who was asked by Eddie Jones to give advice to his newly appointed captain, Rotorua-born Dylan Hartley, 29, believes that the captaincy will turn out to be…

Lorde Delivers Powerful Tribute to David Bowie

Lorde Delivers Powerful Tribute to David Bowie

Lorde’s tribute to her hero David Bowie at this year’s BRIT Awards has been called “dignified”, “powerful” and “heartbreaking”. Singing Life on Mars with Bowie’s own backing band, Lorde’s was an “acid, disaffected take…

Artist Melvin Day Brought a Cubist Edge to New Zealand

Artist Melvin Day Brought a Cubist Edge to New Zealand

Artist Melvin Day, who gave his post-war landscapes, still lifes and images of Maori meetings a cubist sensibility, has died aged 92. Day studied at the Courtauld Institute in London under the Cambridge spy Anthony Blunt,…

Emilia Wickstead Goes Puritanical but Luxe

Emilia Wickstead Goes Puritanical but Luxe

“There was a feeling that London Fashion Week finally got started at the Emilia Wickstead show,” Kate Finnigan writes for the Telegraph. “The New Zealand-born designer, now firmly established in London, is an impressively…

Banking Boss Ross McEwan Still up for the Fight

Banking Boss Ross McEwan Still up for the Fight

The Royal Bank of Scotland boss, New Zealander Ross McEwan tells the Telegraph about how the bank is helping UK’s small businesses and why trust is important. Opening a new business start-up “hub” on the…

Drone Captures Beautiful New Zealand Views

Drone Captures Beautiful New Zealand Views

An Emirates and Boeing-sponsored video series filmed by drones has captured beautiful footage of Milford Sound, our spectacular mountain ranges and Wellington’s harbour. As well as the islands’ increasingly famous natural scenery, those who wish…

Two Great Reasons to Visit Martinborough

Two Great Reasons to Visit Martinborough

New Zealand’s most expensive wine, Marie Zelie Reserve Pinot Noir 2010 is one good reason to visit Martinborough Vineyards, Wharekauhau Lodge is another, says the Telegraph’s Victoria Moore. “Price alone wouldn’t be enough to make…

Decorated WWII Fighter Pilot Keith Thiele

Decorated WWII Fighter Pilot Keith Thiele

Squadron Leader Keith Thiele, who has died in Sydney aged 94, was decorated four times as a bomber and a fighter pilot and was one of only four New Zealand-born airmen to earn three…

Mime’s New Star Is Trygve Wakenshaw

Mime’s New Star Is Trygve Wakenshaw

“Rubber-limbed” New Zealander Trygve Wakenshaw is “one of the most talented acts of the new mime movement,” Tristram Fane Saunders writes for the Telegraph. Trained at École Philippe Gaulier (“essentially RADA for…

Ben Franks up for London Irish Challenge

Ben Franks up for London Irish Challenge

Ben Franks, 31, knew what he was getting himself in for when he joined London Irish. The double World Cup winning prop from Christchurch received far more lucrative offers from French clubs, but he…

New Year Fireworks in Auckland

New Year Fireworks in Auckland

The Telegraph presents the 2016 New Year Fireworks held at the Sky Tower in Auckland as the kiwis became one of the first countries to start the New Year….

Cassandra Ellis Welcomes the Return of the Quilt

Cassandra Ellis Welcomes the Return of the Quilt

With quilting growing in popularity and a new wave of designers exploring age old techniques in their work, the Telegraph looks at how the humble hand-stitched blanket is back in favour precisely because it…

New Zealand’s Best Remote Lodges

New Zealand’s Best Remote Lodges

“Best reached by helicopter, New Zealand’s latest luxury lodges promise wonderful cuisine, total tranquillity and the most spectacular scenery”, writes Tim Jepson in an article for The Telegraph. Wharekauhau Lodge: Prince William and…

Richie McCaw Announces New Zealand Retirement

Richie McCaw Announces New Zealand Retirement

Richie McCaw, the most capped All Black in history, has announced his retirement. “This is the end of my rugby days, the reality of hanging up my boots,” said Richie McCaw at a press conference. “This…

Jane Campion One of Cinema’s Most Powerful Women

Jane Campion One of Cinema’s Most Powerful Women

“From Golden Age trailblazers to modern-day ass-kickers,” the Telegraph introduces its readers to Hollywood’s 34 “most influential, inventive and important women,” including our very own Jane Campion. A director, writer and producer, Campion is best…

New Zealand Negotiates Itself into the Future

New Zealand Negotiates Itself into the Future

Why can New Zealand negotiate vast trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the largest regional trade accord in history, while Britian continues to argue over markets of the past, the Telegraph’s Harriet Maltby…

New Zealand a Slopestyle Ski Wonderland

New Zealand a Slopestyle Ski Wonderland

New Zealand is one of the greatest places on earth, according to 23-year-old British slopestyle ski star James Woods, who just spent the season here winning both the North Face Freeski Open and the FIS…

Emilia Wickstead Delivers Her Best Collection Yet

Emilia Wickstead Delivers Her Best Collection Yet

New Zealand-born designer Emilia Wickstead, who has dressed the Duchess of Cambridge and Samantha Cameron, carpeted the foyer of an unfinished office block in King’s Cross in sugar-almond pink at London Fashion Week, and…