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Should New Zealand Cats Be Kept Indoors?

Should New Zealand Cats Be Kept Indoors?

New Zealand’s remarkable birdlife evolved on a land without apex predators. Introduced cats have decimated their numbers. New Zealanders may have to change the way they keep cats, Stephen Dowling reports for the BBC. New…

Former All Black Campbell Johnstone Speaks Out

Former All Black Campbell Johnstone Speaks Out

In January, former All Black Campbell Johnstone, 43, made headlines around the world by speaking publicly about his sexuality for the first time. It was a watershed moment for the game and a deeply…

Paris Opera Ballet’s Hannah O’Neill a Star

Paris Opera Ballet’s Hannah O’Neill a Star

The Paris Opera Ballet has named New Zealand’s Hannah O’Neill as a new star dancer, a rarity as a non-French dancer in the world’s oldest ballet company, France 24 reports. Tokyo-born O’Neill, 30, is one…

Musician Jen Cloher Embraces Māori Heritage

Musician Jen Cloher Embraces Māori Heritage

With haka chants and ancient proverbs, Australian musician Jen Cloher connected deeply with Māori culture for their new album, I Am the River, The River Is Me – another personal reckoning after understanding their…

Hugh McCutcheon Spikes With New Book ‘Championship Behaviors’

Hugh McCutcheon Spikes With New Book ‘Championship Behaviors’

“Humility, clear expectations, and alignment on principles are essential components of all successful teams,” says Hugh McCutcheon, US Olympic gold medal volleyball coach. Talking on the Organizational Health Advantage podcast to…

Stuart Twemlow’s Ground-Breaking Contributions to Psychiatry

Stuart Twemlow’s Ground-Breaking Contributions to Psychiatry

Whanganui-born psychiatrist Dr Stuart Twemlow (Ngāti Patupo, Ngāti Te Wehi) wrote over 200 publications on a wide variety of fields including school violence, workplace harassment, terrorism and cult dynamics. Twemlow lectured internationally on the…

Without Frank Worsley the Endurance Story Would Likely Have Been Very Different

Without Frank Worsley the Endurance Story Would Likely Have Been Very Different

Ernest Shackleton gets credit for rescuing his doomed Antarctica voyage – but it’s his navigator New Zealander Frank Worsley’s leadership that saved their lives, Daniella McCahey and The Conversation editors write in an article…

Neil Wagner Strikes Gold in Famous Win

Neil Wagner Strikes Gold in Famous Win

“New Zealand became the fourth team in the game’s history to win after being asked to follow-on. They beat England by a single run, making them only the second to win by what is…

Max Gimblett Shows in San Francisco: The Beginning of Time

Max Gimblett Shows in San Francisco: The Beginning of Time

New Yorker and New Zealander Max Gimblett has opened his latest exhibition The Beginning of Time at leading contemporary gallery Hosfelt in San Francisco. In the spirit of impermanence –…

New Zealand’s Café Culture Influences Japan

New Zealand’s Café Culture Influences Japan

While food is, of course, of primary importance to Tokyo café owners Kim and Teru Harase, of Iki Espresso and Iki Roastery & Eatery, recruiting and training the right people is equally crucial for…

Time to Rethink the Ideal of the Indigenous

Time to Rethink the Ideal of the Indigenous

“Many groups who identify as Indigenous don’t claim to be first peoples; many who did come first don’t claim to be Indigenous. Can the concept escape its colonial past?” Manvir Singh asks in an…

Situation Report, Waiohiki. The scale of devastation is vast. Nerves are frayed.

Situation Report, Waiohiki. The scale of devastation is vast. Nerves are frayed.

Situation Report, Waiohiki, 1st March, 2023 Ranginui is relentless. The scale of devastation is vast. Behind what’s left of my home and down Omarunui Road it looks like the Somme. Individually and collectively our community…

How The Fall Nearly Sank Flying Nun

How The Fall Nearly Sank Flying Nun

When the New Zealand indie label Flying Nun got a chance to record a live album by Manchester band the Fall, the tensions fraying the group almost destroyed the record company – as documented…

Microbiologist Tanu Gupta Wins Basil Jarvis Prize

Microbiologist Tanu Gupta Wins Basil Jarvis Prize

Palmerston North AgResearch senior scientist Tanushree Gupta has received the Basil Jarvis Prize at the Applied Microbiology Awards, which was presented to her in London, AgResearch communications specialist Gred Ford writes in a story…

How Quake Survivors Must Deal with Lasting Trauma

How Quake Survivors Must Deal with Lasting Trauma

Research has confirmed that natural hazards such as the magnitude 7.8 temblor in Turkey-Syria lead to acute trauma and an increased risk for chronic conditions such as anxiety and depression in survivors. Psychiatrist and…

Tihei mauri ora! Tihei Aotearoa

Tihei mauri ora! Tihei Aotearoa

( Waiohiki Flood Recovery-Givealittle ) I began this kōrero at Waipatu, Heretaunga, in Hastings, in the early morning hours of Saturday, February 18, 2023. The sun had not yet risen, but it will….

Water Carved Our Landscape Now it Risks Lives

Water Carved Our Landscape Now it Risks Lives

New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay is known for its fine wine, but many of the region’s vineyards are now under water, along with homes and roads in the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle, Hilary Whiteman reports…

Melanie Lynskey Analyses Last of Us Character

Melanie Lynskey Analyses Last of Us Character

When The Last of Us co-creator Craig Mazin pitched a role in the series to New Zealand-born actor Melanie Lynskey, he started with a bang: “He called me and said, ‘I would love for…

Quarter Acre’s Toby Archibald’s Fave Dallas Spots

Quarter Acre’s Toby Archibald’s Fave Dallas Spots

After years working in fine-dining kitchens like The Greenhouse in London and Cafe Boulud in New York and Toronto, New Zealand-born chef Toby Archibald settled in Dallas in 2016. He served as chef de…

Brendon McCullum Embraces Rugby Roots

Brendon McCullum Embraces Rugby Roots

Brendon McCullum’s former rugby coach and mentor at Kings High School, Darryl Paterson, reveals the ‘incredible self-belief’ the England cricket coach showed as a six-hitting, hard-partying youngster, Ali Martin reports for The Guardian. From a…

Eleanor Catton’s Latest Has a Serious Message

Eleanor Catton’s Latest Has a Serious Message

It has been 10 years since New Zealander Eleanor Catton became, at 28, the youngest writer to be awarded the Booker prize, Lisa Allardice writes in a profile piece for The Guardian. Her third…

Fashion Journalist Hilary Alexander Ever the Pro

Fashion Journalist Hilary Alexander Ever the Pro

Napier-born Hilary Alexander, one of the original Fleet Street fashion journalists and former fashion director of The Daily Telegraph, who has died age 77, was a prolific reporter and writer who epitomised the fashion-loving,…

US TV Presenter Visits Our Shrinking Glaciers

US TV Presenter Visits Our Shrinking Glaciers

New Zealand is full of stunning, natural beauty and home to nearly 3000 glaciers, which are huge tourist destinations. But the glaciers are quickly vanishing due to rising temperatures, ABC News reports. Good Morning…

Ten Essential Crowded House Songs

Ten Essential Crowded House Songs

“Crowded House is a band that initially won listeners over with their undeniable wit and oddball charm,” American Songwriter’s Alli Patton writes in an article, which recommends the band’s top ten best songs. “The New…

Glen Johnson on Jacinda Ardern’s Resignation: Le Monde Diplomatique

Glen Johnson on Jacinda Ardern’s Resignation: Le Monde Diplomatique

New Zealand journalist Glen Johnson, who is currently in Ukraine, writes on the resignation of Jacinda Ardern, the international acclaim she received for her handling of Covid, and the years of threats, vitriol and…

Two Prehistoric Penguins Added to Our Aviary

Two Prehistoric Penguins Added to Our Aviary

New Zealand has been a haven for earthbound birds for aeons. The absence of terrestrial predators allowed flightless parrots, kiwis and moas to thrive. Now researchers are adding two prehistoric penguins to this grounded…

After Ardern Politics Will Never Look the Same

After Ardern Politics Will Never Look the Same

“ Ardern may have been known on the international stage for many things as a leader, but her wardrobe was rarely among them,” Vanessa Friedman reports for The New York Times. “Yet throughout her time…

Farmer Marc Gascoigne Promoting Mental Health

Farmer Marc Gascoigne Promoting Mental Health

With mounting pressures facing farmers compounding issues around poor mental health, Cambridge dairy farmer, Marc Gascoigne, is on a mission to strengthen farmers’ resilience, during a Scotland-wide tour, The Scottish Farmer’s Claire Taylor reports. On…

Botanical Artist Bryan Poole World-Renowned

Botanical Artist Bryan Poole World-Renowned

“ Bryan Poole, who has died aged 69, was one of the most talented botanical artists working in Britain; he helped to raise the status of a branch of art which has too…

Inside Rukaiya Daud’s Cosy Seaside Apartment

Inside Rukaiya Daud’s Cosy Seaside Apartment

Rukaiya Daud, the New Zealand designer and entrepreneur behind Fourth Street Home and most recently, textiles brand Sutram, opens up her Sydney space to Vogue Australia. “Like Sutram, the home label Daud launched…

Chef Margot Henderson Sets Up in Somerset

Chef Margot Henderson Sets Up in Somerset

With The Three Horseshoes in Somerset, the chef-patron of Rochelle Canteen, New Zealand-born Margot Henderson, and former gallerist and investor Briton Max Wigram are launching the most hotly anticipated new boozer of the year,…

Revolutionary Gibbs Quadski Something Epic

Revolutionary Gibbs Quadski Something Epic

“As its name suggests,” the Gibbs Quadski “was an exciting mix” of a jet ski and a quad bike, Vlad Radu writes for car and automakers database, Autoevolution. It was “the first of its…

RIP Pioneering Neuroscientist Matthew During

RIP Pioneering Neuroscientist Matthew During

New Zealand-born Matthew During was a pioneering neuroscientist who devoted his life to developing gene therapy for human applications. During, who died in Darien, Connecticut on January 26th, 2023, aged 66. He made…

Ali Riley Optimistic About Women’s Football

Ali Riley Optimistic About Women’s Football

While Ali Riley is certainly grateful for everything soccer has provided her on and off the field, the Angel City FC and New Zealand women’s national team captain is even more excited about what…

Our Musical Counterculture Like No Other

Our Musical Counterculture Like No Other

“Cut off from the ‘swinging’ innovations of 60s London, a generation of New Zealand musicians forged an underground scene that propelled the nation’s modern identity,” Garth Cartwright writes for The Guardian. “For a nation now…

Thomasin McKenzie Burns Up the Screen in Eileen

Thomasin McKenzie Burns Up the Screen in Eileen

“What a strange and spellbinding psychological thriller has woven out of Ottessa Moshfegh’s novel, Eileen,” Hollywood Reporter reviewer David Rooney writes. “Rippling with sly humour and a bold command of the tropes…

On the Brilliance of Katherine Mansfield

On the Brilliance of Katherine Mansfield

“The Katherine Mansfield Memorial Garden is a peaceful, oblong-shaped park set in the midst of Thorndon, in Wellington. It is named after the city’s most famous daughter, the short story writer Katherine Mansfield, whose…

Dissecting the Rhetoric of Jacinda Ardern

Dissecting the Rhetoric of Jacinda Ardern

“There used to be a website devoted to pointing out examples of world maps that didn’t bother to include New Zealand. If we did make it, we were tucked into the lower right corner,…

M3GAN’s Set Design Gets the AD Go Over

M3GAN’s Set Design Gets the AD Go Over

New Zealand-born director Gerard Johnstone’s M3GAN has “surpassed box office expectations, reenergised our love for Allison Williams, and, for us design lovers, got us reconsidering kindercore,” Rachel Davies writes in an article published in…

Jacinda Ardern Gives the World a Lesson in Humility

Jacinda Ardern Gives the World a Lesson in Humility

“Jacinda Ardern and young female leaders – including Finland’s PM Sanna Marin and Denmark’s Mette Frederiksen – who have emerged in the last decade stand as a counterpoint to the loud, attention-seeking and narcissistic…

Chris Hipkins New Zealand’s Next Prime Minister

Chris Hipkins New Zealand’s Next Prime Minister

Chris Hipkins will become New Zealand’s next prime minister after MPs of the ruling Labour party made the 44-year-old their unanimous choice to replace outgoing leader Jacinda Ardern, Nic Fildes and Peter Wells report…

The Artist Thomas Monckton Wonderfully Funny

The Artist Thomas Monckton Wonderfully Funny

“Thomas Monckton has been performing his circus-informed, clown-honed show The Artist since 2017, and it shows. This physical theatre performance, now in its final outing at Sydney Festival following a successful season at…

Bazball Revolution Could Change Test Cricket

Bazball Revolution Could Change Test Cricket

The England cricket team’s recent “fast and fearless”, and “wonderful”, approach to the game has been dubbed “Bazball”, after a nickname for England’s new coach, New Zealander Brendon McCullum who was appointed in May,…

Musician Lachi McBride One to Watch

Musician Lachi McBride One to Watch

In a new Rolling Stone AU/NZ series, the magazine takes a look at some rising Aotearoa artists who are looking to impress in 2023 and beyond. It may still be an uncertain time for…

London’s Prettiest Restaurant is Apricity

London’s Prettiest Restaurant is Apricity

“There’s an instantly soothing, unexpected simplicity at Chantelle Nicholson’s low-waste restaurant Apricity, Mayfair’s newest distinguished address a skip from Selfridges. Gentle and calm, its appeal is worthy of a description that extends…

Gibbs Farm Alive with Gravity-Defying Sculptures

Gibbs Farm Alive with Gravity-Defying Sculptures

“The Gibbs Farm sculpture park collection brings together some staggering outdoor sculptures in North Auckland,” Ocula magazine reports. “The vast majority of sculptures commissioned for the park – works by Anish Kapoor, Andy Goldsworthy, and…

Simone Kessell Discusses Her Yellowjackets Role

Simone Kessell Discusses Her Yellowjackets Role

In a Vanity Fair exclusive first look at adult Lottie Matthews (one of the Yellowjackets plane crash survivors), New Zealand-born actor Simone Kessell, 47, discusses where she’s been and asks, “How long can you…

Six of the Best Adventures in New Zealand

Six of the Best Adventures in New Zealand

“Whether you prefer a stomach-dropping free fall or a calf-burning rock ascent, New Zealand has no shortage of hair-raising adventures for those with a head for heights,” Justin Meneguzzi writes for National Geographic Traveller. In…

New Zealand’s Leader Jacinda Ardern Steps Down

New Zealand’s Leader Jacinda Ardern Steps Down

Jacinda Ardern, who became a global liberal icon as New Zealand’s prime minister but faced deepening political challenges with an election looming at home, has said in a surprise announcement that she would step…

Auckland’s Pastries Rival France’s Best

Auckland’s Pastries Rival France’s Best

Your time is up Wellington, Auckland is Aotearoa’s new culinary capital according to The New York Times, including the City of Sails in the top five on its annual interactive travel list, ‘52 Places…

Crypto Ponzi Scheme Avenger Danny de Kek Speaks Up

Crypto Ponzi Scheme Avenger Danny de Kek Speaks Up

From his home in New Zealand, the YouTuber Danny de Hek assails what he calls a dangerous and deceptive scheme, one rant at a time. David Segal interviews de Hek for The New York…

Kimbra on the Ups and Downs of Fame

Kimbra on the Ups and Downs of Fame

At just 21, the New Zealand musician Kimbra became famous for her part in smash-hit duet Somebody That I Used to Know. So what happened after? The Guardian’s Katie Cunningham checks in with the…

Life on Scott Base Shared via TikTok

Life on Scott Base Shared via TikTok

As part of the Guardian series ‘Life on the edge’, Scott Base redevelopment manager Matthew Jordan talks to Eva Corlett about what it’s like to live inside New Zealand’s Antarctica headquarters. “My work is supporting…

Why Katherine Mansfield Still Divides Opinion

Why Katherine Mansfield Still Divides Opinion

In an edited extract from her foreword to Wild Places: Selected Stories by Katherine Mansfield, English author Helen Simpson asks: “How and why did Katherine Mansfield provoke such violent extremes of admiration and hostility, both…

Sealark Exploration Scouring the Pacific

Sealark Exploration Scouring the Pacific

“The nature of [World War Two], scattered as it was across thousands of miles of sea and sand, meant that many people, ships, and aircraft disappeared without a trace,” BC Cook writes for Marianas…

Quarter Acre Brings NZ-Inspired Dining to Dallas

Quarter Acre Brings NZ-Inspired Dining to Dallas

“When word spread that Toby Archibald, a chef who’d formerly worked at Bullion and Georgie by Curtis Stone, would be opening a restaurant inspired by his New Zealand heritage, I wondered what that might…