EDGE #380 – Wellington Has Treats Around Every Corner + 18 other stories

NZEDGE Newsletter     News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 19 September 2019 | #380 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See …

EDGE #379: NZ Features in Time’s World’s Greatest Places List + 12 other stories

NZEDGE Newsletter     News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 04 September 2019 | #379 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See …

EDGE #378: Allbirds Co-Founder Tim Brown Talks Travel + 12 Stories

  NZEDGE Newsletter     News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 28 August 2019 | #378 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland), Alexandra Burnside (New York). See …

EDGE #377: ABs Deliver Bledisloe Pain With Wallaby Whitewash + 12 Stories

  News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 22 August 2019 | #377 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland) and Alexandra Burnside. See all stories and a 16,000 …

EDGE #376: Thomasin McKenzie Chats to Vanity Fair + 12 Stories

  NZEDGE Newsletter     News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 14 August 2019 | #376 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland), Alexandra Burnside (New York). See …

EDGE #375: Power Inclusion Summit Attracts More Big Film Name + 12 Stories

  NZEDGE Newsletter     News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 07 August 2019 | #375 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland), Alexandra Burnside (New York). See …

EDGE #374: Rose Matafeo’s Comedic Rise to the BBC + 12 Stories

  NZEDGE Newsletter     News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 01 August 2019 | #374 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland), Alexandra Burnside (New York). See …

EDGE #373 Calcutta Celebrates Hillary@100 “Tales Of Man On Mission” + 12 Stories

  NZEDGE Newsletter     News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 24 July 2019 | #373 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland), Alexandra Burnside (New York). See …

EDGE #372 Grace Stratton an InStyle Badass Woman for 2019 + 12 Stories

NZEDGE Newsletter News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 18 July 2019 | #372 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland), Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and …

EDGE #371 Black Caps Fire Into Final + 12 stories

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 10 July 2019 | #371 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a …

EDGE #370 Top Chef Ben Shewry Rewriting Bush Tucker Menu + 12 Stories

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 03 July 2019 | #370 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland) and Alexandra Burnisde (New York). See all stories and a …

EDGE #369 “The Maori Model” Hailed As Investment Blueprint For Reconciliation (Bloomberg) + 12 Stories

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 26 June 2019 | #369 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a …

EDGE #368 Taika Waititi Gives Vampire Film New Life + 12 Stories

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 19 June 2019 | #368 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland) and Alexandra Burnside (New York). See all stories and a …

Haere Ra Petera. Open Letter to Mr Craig Little, Mayor of Wairoa, and his Hawke’s Bay fellows.

Dear Matua Craig,   Late last evening I stood at the hospital bedside of my young Hawke’s Bay Black Power brother Petera Smith. He was in a coma and on life support. I whispered my nickname for him “Sione” into his ear. “Sione, brother D here, we love you, don’t leave us”. It was an aspirational…

Herbs And Freedom Songs For The New Revolution

I’ve just returned from a full-on weekend in Auckland. I originally come from Timaru. My father used to say, on learning that I’d been in that city, “Did you call in on your aunt…

Treat Auckland Gun Violence as Contagion, Phil.

Mayor Phil Goff is correct that the dislocation of expelled, Australian-raised, criminally minded, New Zealanders, back to Aotearoa has acted as a violent force majeure on already marginalized communities of the poor, particularly in…

New Zealander Leads Transformational New York Symposium For Ex-Offenders And ‘At Risk’ Harlem Youth

Recently announced United States Democratic Congressional Contender Richard Habersham enlisted New Zealander John Wareham, who splits his time between New Zealand and New York, to lead an oversubscribed weekend retreat for ex-offenders and ‘at…

Review: Marilyn Waring The Political Years

Marilyn Waring’s forensic record of her Parliamentary career (Marilyn Waring: The Political Years Bridget Williams Books) is a layered work, a primer in the travails of Aotearoa’s parliamentary democracy. It…

Salam Alaikum. Patience Required

Salaam Alaikum. Peace be upon us all. Aotearoa is experiencing an extended tangi. Like any such event emotions ebb and flow, sneak up on you, get you when you are not looking. A frightening…

That Guy John Wareham

Some years ago I had a ring from Saatchi & Saatchi chief Kevin Roberts, a man I’ve always found to be inspirational, generous, and unflinchingly courageous. Seems a New York friend of Kevin’s, a…

Lean On Me – Nga Kupu Aroha

I nearly started to sob when Joe Walsh, Tim Schmit, and Vince Gill sang a waiata, acapella, at Hoani Waititi Marae Auckland, in support of the…

The Best Place in the World to Be a Child

After the Hāpaitia te Oranga Tangata summit in August, Denis O’Reilly started thinking about how to address the wicked criminal justice problems we face. He turns to the past, and muses on community, from…

On the Anniversary of the Death of James K Baxter

Last Sunday a group of around 40 people gathered for breakfast at Lola’s Café in Waipawa to memorialise the death of James K Baxter, Hemi, friend and poet, on 22nd October 1972. One had…

The justice summit — and the road from populism to principle

Mātua Zac (Anzac Wallace) made the news last week when he voiced his disapproval of the relatively low representation of Māori at the Hāpaitia Te Oranga Tangata criminal justice summit in Wellington. He had a…

He Poroporoaki: Te Rangatira Jack Tuhi

Born 28-11-1958. Died 1-08-2018 Redemption Song On the second to last Monday…

Poroporoaki mo Papa Hemi

It may have been the disconnection from his biological father that motivated Jim Anderton to champion the tribe of nga mokai, the fatherless ones. Then again it could have been a deep-seated instinct stemming…

Graduation Address

Graduation Address

by Peter V. Rajsingh to the University of Auckland Business School May 7, 2103, Aotea Center   Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, Members of Council, Members of the University, Graduands, Families and Friends… Kia ora koutou katoa! Heartiest congratulations to our Graduands – accomplished, …

TEDxAuckland 2013

TEDxAuckland 2013

Brian Sweeney’s TEDxAuckland talk, ‘Punk Eek’ Seventeen years ago I experienced a revelation on the road to Karakare. I was driving with this man, who told me a story about New Zealand’s unique and powerful position in the world. A …

Sunday Business, RadioLIVE

Sunday Business, RadioLIVE

Brian Sweeney speaks to RadioLIVE’s Sunday Business host Andrew Patterson about New Zealand’s branding and story. (17 minutes)