#201: Finola Dwyer Wins Bafta; Epic Walks; Te Reo on GoPro; Kakapo Genome; Baz; Simon Denny; Sheep Drone

#201: Finola Dwyer Wins Bafta; Epic Walks; Te Reo on GoPro; Kakapo Genome; Baz; Simon Denny; Sheep Drone

News of New Zealanders via Global Media From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 17 February 2016 | #201 | New York Film & TV | New York Times (The) 17 February 2016 Finola Dwyer Wins Bafta Irish emigrant saga Brooklyn, …

#200: Auckland Ranked World’s #4 Most Cosmopolitan City

#200: Auckland Ranked World’s #4 Most Cosmopolitan City

News of New Zealanders via Global Media From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 10 February 2016 | #200 | New York New Zealand | 2015 World Migration Report 05 February 2016 Auckland Ranked World’s #4 Most Cosmopolitan City Auckland has …

#199: Record New Zealand Wine Exports

#199: Record New Zealand Wine Exports

News of New Zealanders via Global Media From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 02 February 2016 | #199 | New York Business | Drinks Business (The) 30 January 2016 Record New Zealand Wine Exports New Zealand wine exports have hit …

#198: Luxury Lodge-Hopping in New Zealand

#198: Luxury Lodge-Hopping in New Zealand

News of New Zealanders via Global Media From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 26 January 2016 | #198 | New York New Zealand | Financial Times 21 January 2016 Luxury Lodge-Hopping in New Zealand “Once seen by many as a …

#197: Choreographer Parris Goebel Born to Dance

#197: Choreographer Parris Goebel Born to Dance

News of New Zealanders via Global Media From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 20 January 2016 | #197 | New York Dance | Los Angeles Times 15 January 2016 Choreographer Parris Goebel Born to Dance If you were one of …

#196: Helen Clark Says Living Standards of 2 Billion Better

#196: Helen Clark Says Living Standards of 2 Billion Better

News of New Zealanders via Global Media From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 13 January 2016 | #196 | New York Politics and Economics | Daily Star (The) 07 January 2016 Helen Clark Says Living Standards of 2 Billion Better …

#195: Where to Find the Best Meat Pies in NZ

#195: Where to Find the Best Meat Pies in NZ

News of New Zealanders via Global Media From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 21 December 2015 | #195 | New York Taste | Lucky Peach 21 December 2015 Where to Find the Best Meat Pies in NZ “The mystical New …

#194:  Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty

#194: Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty

News of New Zealanders via Global Media From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 14 December 2015 | #194 | New York Film & TV | Crawford County Avalanche 09 December 2015 Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty New Zealander Rachel Hunter, …

#193: Air New Zealand Named World’s Best Airline

#193: Air New Zealand Named World’s Best Airline

News of New Zealanders via Global Media From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 07 December 2015 | #193 | New York Business | Daily Mail 05 December 2015 Air New Zealand Named World’s Best Airline Air New Zealand has been …

#192: Dan Carter Says Future of NZ Rugby Bright

#192: Dan Carter Says Future of NZ Rugby Bright

News of New Zealanders via Global Media From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 30 November 2015 | #192 | New York Rugby | Guardian (The) 30 November 2015 Dan Carter Says Future of NZ Rugby Bright All Blacks great Dan …

#191: Jonah Lomu: Rugby Superstar Melded Power and Speed

#191: Jonah Lomu: Rugby Superstar Melded Power and Speed

News of New Zealanders via Global Media From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 23 November 2015 | #191 | New York Rugby | New York Times (The) 23 November 2015 Jonah Lomu: Rugby Superstar Melded Power and Speed “Jonah Lomu, …

#190: New Zealand Is The Ultimate Nature Adventure

#190: New Zealand Is The Ultimate Nature Adventure

News of New Zealanders via Global Media From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 15 November 2015 | #190 | New York New Zealand | Huffington Post (The) 11 November 2015 New Zealand Is the Ultimate Nature Adventure The main experience …

#189: The Best of Waiheke Island

#189: The Best of Waiheke Island

News of New Zealanders via Global Media From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 09 November 2015 | #189 | New York New Zealand | Lonely Planet 09 November 2015 The Best of Waiheke Island On Waiheke Island “old-school beach shacks …

#188: Magnificent All Blacks Beat Wallabies in World Cup Final

#188: Magnificent All Blacks Beat Wallabies in World Cup Final

News of New Zealanders via Global Media From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 01 November 2015 | #188 | New York Rugby | The Roar 01 November 2015 Magnificent All Blacks Beat Wallabies to Become First Team to Win Back-to-Back …

#187: All Blacks Edge Boks for Finals Showdown with Australia

#187: All Blacks Edge Boks for Finals Showdown with Australia

News of New Zealanders via Global Media From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 27 October 2015 | #187 | New York Rugby | BBC 25 October 2015 All Blacks Edge Boks for Finals Showdown with Australia The New Zealand All …

#186: All Blacks Demolish France in RWC Quarterfinal

#186: All Blacks Demolish France in RWC Quarterfinal

News of New Zealanders via Global Media From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 19 October 2015 | #186 | New York Rugby | RTE 19 October 2015 All Blacks Demolish France in RWC Quarterfinal The New Zealand All Blacks have …

#185: New Zealand Negotiates Itself into the Future

#185: New Zealand Negotiates Itself into the Future

News of New Zealanders via Global Media From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 12 October 2015 | #185 | New York Politics and Economics | Telegraph (The) 12 October 2015 New Zealand Negotiates Itself into the Future Why can New …

#184: Fiona Mackenzie Ranked Seventh Most Impactful Public Investor Executive

#184: Fiona Mackenzie Ranked Seventh Most Impactful Public Investor Executive

News of New Zealanders via Global Media From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 05 October 2015 | #184 | New York

#183: New Zealand’s Haka – “The World’s Most Perfect Act of Nationalism”

#183: New Zealand’s Haka – “The World’s Most Perfect Act of Nationalism”

News of New Zealanders via Global Media From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 28 September 2015 | #183 | New York

#182: New Zealand All Blacks Beat Argentina to Begin Title Defence

#182: New Zealand All Blacks Beat Argentina to Begin Title Defence

News of New Zealanders via Global Media From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 21 September 2015 | #182 | New York

Mahi Aroha 3: Endurance Required

Mahi Aroha 3: Endurance Required

In Napier there is a certain smug satisfaction at the defeat of the amalgamation proposal. Another local proposal – the Ahuriri Deed of Settlement – that seeks to put right past wrongs – also looks to have stumbled at the …

#181: Historic Win for Lydia Ko

#181: Historic Win for Lydia Ko

News of New Zealanders via Global Media From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 14 September 2015 | #181 | New York

#180: Richie McCaw Most Powerful in Rugby Union

#180: Richie McCaw Most Powerful in Rugby Union

News of New Zealanders via Global Media | From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 07 September 2015 | #180 | New York

#179: Scott Dixon Wins Fourth IndyCar Championship

#179: Scott Dixon Wins Fourth IndyCar Championship

News of New Zealanders via Global Media From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 07 September 2015 | #179 | New York

#178: Legend Burt Munro / 100 Global Headlines / 20 Videos

#178: Legend Burt Munro / 100 Global Headlines / 20 Videos

The Global Life of New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 5 August 2015 | #178 | New York Burt Munro – New Zealand’s Fastest Man: Salt Flats Speedster #45 in NZEDGE’s continuing series of essays about New Zealanders who have performed with …

#177 100+ Inspirational New Zealanders on the World Stage

#177 100+ Inspirational New Zealanders on the World Stage

The Global Life of New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 25 June 2015 | #177 | New York We tweet and publish on Facebook daily. Cheers. Peter Arnett, Audette Exel, Jono Rotman, Ma’a Nonu, Helen Clark, Simon Denny, …

#175 (pt 2) Taste / Design / Film / Art / Performance / Music / Literature

#175 (pt 2) Taste / Design / Film / Art / Performance / Music / Literature

The Global Life of New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 21 April 2015 | #175 (2) | New York We tweet and publish on Facebook daily. Cheers. Laura Myers, Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Anouska Hempel, James Lucas, Ken …

#175 (pt 1) Business / Innovation / Science / Sport / Nature

#175 (pt 1) Business / Innovation / Science / Sport / Nature

The Global Life of New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 19 April 2015 | #175 | New York We tweet and publish on Facebook daily. Cheers. Glenn Martin, Geraldine McBride, Guy Ryan, Harjinder Singh, Grant Elliott and Corey …

#174: 88 Winning Global Headlines

#174: 88 Winning Global Headlines

The Global Life of New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 05 February 2015 | #174 | New York We tweet and publish on Facebook daily. Cheers. Cardinal John Dew, Dr Phil Rolston, Sarah Robb O’Hagan, Kane Williamson, James …

#173: Merry Xmas Headlines & Videos

#173: Merry Xmas Headlines & Videos

The Global Life of New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 22 December 2014 | #173 | New York We tweet and publish on Facebook daily. Peter Jackson, Lydia Ko, Kevin Roberts, Karen Walker, Max Gimblett, Kimbra, Cliff Curtis, …

#172: Kiwis Rocking the World

#172: Kiwis Rocking the World

The Global Life of New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 14 November 2014 | #172 | New York We tweet and publish on Facebook daily. Cheers. Dan Ammann, Jennifer Flay, Mark D’Arcy, Tim Blanks, Sam Neill, Sandra Nunnerly, …

Mahi Aroha 2: First, Revive the Spirit

Mahi Aroha 2: First, Revive the Spirit

In the week preceding the 2014 General Election I gave a speech to the AGM of the Council of Social Services in Christchurch. Whenever I’m in Christchurch I feel the spirit of my late brother Laurie O’Reilly, who died in …

#171: Winning the World from the Edge

#171: Winning the World from the Edge

The Global Life of New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 2 October 2014 | #171 | New York John Key, Richie McCaw, Lorde, Harold Gillies, Matt Lambert, Emilia Wicksteed, Richard Chandler New Zealand Headlines in Global Media September …

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, …

He Mahi Aroha 1: WFFW – Whanau Forever, Forever Whanau

He Mahi Aroha 1: WFFW – Whanau Forever, Forever Whanau

Hello. Its been a while. My heart is full. I’m in the mood to write. In recent times Taape and I have been trying as much as is possible to live out at Ocean Beach, in the old lady Hariata …

#169: 50 Headlines Around the World and Back

#169: 50 Headlines Around the World and Back

The Global Life of New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 17 July 2014 | #169 | New York We also tweet and publish on Facebook daily. Cheers. BUSINESS / INNOVATION / SCIENCE NZ’s “vibrant economy, tranquil lifestyle” attracting 40,000 newcomers – The …

#168: Washington DC to Waitomo NZ

#168: Washington DC to Waitomo NZ

The Global Life of New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 27 June 2014 | #168| New York We also tweet and publish on Facebook daily. Cheers. Washington DC to Waitomo NZ A month of travel has seen landings …

#167: Time & Tide / 101 Headlines

#167: Time & Tide / 101 Headlines

The Global Life of New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 29 April 2014 | #167 | New York We also tweet and publish on Facebook daily. Cheers. New Zealand Headlines in Global Media April 2014 NZ ranked #1 …

#166: Lorde Legg Lange Liddell Laura Leo Lillis Ladi Lauchlan Liam & More

#166: Lorde Legg Lange Liddell Laura Leo Lillis Ladi Lauchlan Liam & More

The Global Life of New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 4 March 2014 | #166 | New York We also tweet and publish on Facebook daily. Cheers. New Zealand Headlines in Global Media February 2014 KEY HEADLINES Brendan …

#165: Lorde Wins Two Grammys

#165: Lorde Wins Two Grammys

The Global Life of New Zealanders From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 4 February 2014 | #165 | New York We tweet four times weekdays and publish daily on Facebook. Cheers. New Zealand Headlines in Global Media December 2013 – …

#164: Promoting Prosperity – Kiwi Chutzpah & The Art Of The Sale

#164: Promoting Prosperity – Kiwi Chutzpah & The Art Of The Sale

NZEDGE founder and producer, Brian Sweeney, was asked to contribute an essay to Promoting Prosperity: the Art of Early New Zealand Advertising. The essay has been reproduced here for your reading pleasure.

#163: New Zealand OnScreen Celebrates Top 20

#163: New Zealand OnScreen Celebrates Top 20

we love the organization NZONSCREEN, so much so that we are sending for your enjoyment their latest newsletter with their Top 20 Most Watched Titles representing 3.55 million views. NZONSCREEN is celebrating its 5th birthday with 2150+ titles. Bravissimo!

#162: America’s Cup, Black Inc, Edge Metaphor

#162: America’s Cup, Black Inc, Edge Metaphor

NZEDGE founder, Brian Sweeney, reflects on the spectacular drama that was the America’s Cup, explores Black Inc and the role of the colour in our national identity, and chroincles the America's Cup via the Edge Metaphor. This edition also includes New Zealand news headlines from around the world

#161 TEDx Nation Branding via Biology

#161 TEDx Nation Branding via Biology

NZEDGE founder, Brian Sweeney, presents at TEDx Auckland 2013, be inspired and watch his talk on nation branding, Punk Eek and New Zealand's role in the world; and find out about what New Zealand stories are making headlines around the world...

#160 Paradise Road

#160 Paradise Road

New Zealand news headlines from around the world including the country experiencing the highest immigration levels in four years; accolades for a 'white hat' computer hacker; a mysterious Kiwi singer-sing writer stirring interest abroad; and more...

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)

#159: RED WHITE & BLUE

#159: RED WHITE & BLUE

New Zealand headlines in global media including a project cementing New Zealand's reputation as the internet innovation test ground; NZ men's and women's Rugby Sevens teams winning world title; New Zealand's WWII Polish orphans inspiring Pulitzer Prize winner; and more...

#158: All Along The Watchtower

#158: All Along The Watchtower

Remembering ANZAC's at Rockefeller; posthumous Janet Frame book, 'In the Memorial Room', released; New Zealander's Melbourne restaurant amongst the world's top 50; and more...

#157: Songs & Speeches Of Gay Marriage

#157: Songs & Speeches Of Gay Marriage

New Zealand becomes the first country in the Asia-Pacific to legalise same-sex marriage; main islands could adopt unofficial Maori names; Kathyrn Wilson creates world's most expensive pumps; and more...

#156 No Opportunity Wasted

#156 No Opportunity Wasted

New Zealand headlines in global media including New Zealand the best place in the world to be a working women; mainland possum extermination "greatest triumph of invasion managemen"; New York food truck selling New Zealand style pies get star backing; and more...

Nga Kupu Aroha Epilogue

Nga Kupu Aroha Epilogue

Once you put something out there you just don’t know who will pick it up and where it will go. Since its birth in 2004 Nga Kupu Aroha has grown into a well respected and much enjoyed commentary on the …

#155 Brain Gain

#155 Brain Gain

A look at BNZ's 'Brain Gain New Zealand' initiative and New Zealand headlines in global media for February. Including, New Zealand being the "Internet's most beloved lavb rats"; Karen Walker tackling percetptions of beauty; and more...

#154 New Zealander’s Have The Most Freedom

#154 New Zealander’s Have The Most Freedom

Two columns from our Hawkes-Bay-on-the-edge correspondent Denis O'Reilly and New Zealand headlines in global media December/January. Including, a global appreciation of the kiwi bacon and egg pie; wetas' having similar ears to whales; and more...

#153 Accolade Of 2012: Least Corrupt Nation

#153 Accolade Of 2012: Least Corrupt Nation

New Zealand headlines in global media including New Zealand being named the the least corrupt nation on the planet; a look at the facade of the New Zealand's "100% Pure" branding; Kimbra covering Nina Simone; and more...

Blessed Love

Blessed Love

Nga Kupu Aroha recorded a journey. It may well have been a saga. The quest started around 2003 with the self-realisation that taking meth wasn’t a very good idea. When my friend Hone Day went sideways the impact of his …