EDGE #427 Pandemic Effects Roil Aotearoa – End in Sight + 30 Global Stories

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 04 March 2022 | #427 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (London). See all stories and a 17,000 story archive of …

EDGE #426 – Newsreader Oriini Kaipara Presents World-First + 15 Other global stories

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 06 January 2022 | #426 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (London). See all stories and a 17,000 story archive of …

EDGE #425 – How Peter Jackson Became a Local Hero after LOTR + 15 Other global stories

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 23 December 2021 | #425 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (London). See all stories and a 17,000 story archive of …

EDGE #424 – Floeting Rings In A Revolutionary Diamond Setting + 27 Global Stories

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 09 December 2021 | #424 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (London). See all stories and a 16,000 story archive of …

EDGE #423 – What’s On Thomasin McKenzie’s Cultural Radar? + 15 Global Stories

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 12 November 2021 | #423 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (London). See all stories and a 16,000 story archive of …

EDGE #422 – New Zealanders Struggling to Find a Home + 24 Global Stories

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 28 October 2021 | #422 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (London). See all stories and a 16,000 story archive of …

EDGE #421 – Kinetic Façade Brings NZ Pavilion To Life At Expo 2020 + 27 Global Stories

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 01 October 2021 | #421 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (London). See all stories and a 16,000 story archive of …

EDGE #420 – Tokyo Paralympians Return Victorious + 25 Global Stories

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 13 September 2021 | #420 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (London). See all stories and a 16,000 story archive of …

EDGE #419 – New Zealand Olympians Triumph in Tokyo and 15 Global Stories

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 12 August 2021 | #419 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (London). See all stories and a 16,000 story archive of …

EDGE #418 – Integrating Mātauranga into UNESCO’s Work +12 Global Stories

[[trackingImage]] News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 29 July 2021 | #418 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (London). See all stories and a 16,000 story archive …

EDGE #417 Lorde’s Just Scratching the Surface of Her Powers + 24 Global Stories

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 22 July 2021 | #417 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (London). See all stories and a 16,000 story archive of …

EDGE #416 New Zealanders Flock Home to the Edge + 15 other global stories

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 23 June 2021 | #416 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (London). See all stories and a 16,000 story archive of …

EDGE #415 Crowded House Is Back and Loving It + 30 other global stories

News of Global New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 11 June 2021 | #415 | New York Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (London). See all stories and a 16,000 story archive of …

Sort Out the Warriors

It’s a man’s game. Jacinda Ardern should take over the Warriors. After what was looking like becoming a troublesome season for the Labour team, she has made some tough calls over positional play. I’ll stay in my lane and stick to issues I know a bit about. Another man’s game. Aotearoa’s indigenous gangs. I felt…

A Great New Zealander You Most Likely Never Heard Of

In the year of my birth, 1952, a man from Timaru, and a student at the high school which I was later to attend, St Patrick’s Timaru, William Colin Mathew Durning (BDS, MDS, PhD),…

Laurie O’Reilly’s voice from the grave

Last week I attempted to present to the Social Services and Communities Committee dealing with the ‘Oversight of Oranga Tamariki System and Children and Young People’s Commission Bill’. I am troubled by the intention…

We say goodbye to Creative Rebel Paratene Temokopuorongo Matchitt

Its Saturday. 24th July 2021. I’ve got other mahi to do but my soul tells me to write, if only briefly. I’ve got profound views on current worldly issues to share with you in…

He Poroporoaki mo Carl Meredith Bradley. BA. MA Ph.D

Carl Bradley died suddenly last week. Just 52 years of age. He was a friend and colleague. Carl was an Aikido 4th Dan black belt and on an upward trajectory in his sport. He…

Calling All Change Agents

In the mid 1980’s when the Whakatu meatworks closed we ran a programme at Waiohiki to support workers made redundant by the extraordinary restructuring of our economy. Men and women who previously had been…

Te Whaea: Our Lady of Aotearoa

By Denis O’Reilly. Late last year I attended the unveiling for the late Hon. Parekura Horomia. Helen Clark gave a panegyric for her deceased acolyte. At the time of the tangihana itself, Helen was…

Ruby Princess and the Great Discontinuity

Denis O’Reilly is a New Zealand community leader and activist. This is his 91st essay for nzedge.com. My time as a bouncer on the door at Ali Baba’s in Cuba St Wellington, circa 1975,…

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…

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…

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)