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Auckland Attractions

Auckland Attractions

“I fell madly in love with  Sydney and I thought, ‘I don’t have to live in America!’ My wife was already in love with Melbourne. Then we visited Auckland and it became our compromise. It’s the…

Baby Steps

Baby Steps

“The best place I ever visited was probably Australia and New Zealand in 1983 with Prince Charles and Princess Diana when they took William. In Auckland where the tour ended the pictures of Diana and Charles…

The New Millennium

The New Millennium

In Auckland, New Zealand, a Maori warrior greets the first sunrise of the year 2000 with a traditional Maori trumpet.

Graniator

Graniator

“No, no leave him alone, don’t hurt him,” yelled Joy Wemyss, Crowe family matriarch at a private screening in Auckland. Also, Audrey Crowe touched by mention of her husband.

Russell: Our Man

Russell: Our Man

Winning the world from the edge, Russell Crowe walks away with Hollywood’s biggest award. It was the day the boy from the west Auckland suburbs achieved the dream that once seemed “kind of ludicrous…

Real Safe

Real Safe

Auckland-based Designer Technology’s Mail Marshal is the Pentagon’s security system of choice.

Buzz of It’s Own

Buzz of It’s Own

And, “Auckland has a buzz of its own, with enviable dance music, fashion and restaurant scenes and the largest Polynesian and Maori populations in the South Pacific.”

Cup Buzz

Cup Buzz

The City of Sails is still high on the America’s Cup – and not showing any signs of slowing down before the next one.

Travel Gets Edgy

Travel Gets Edgy

Being on the edge means being “enroute to nowhere,” but good cocktails in hot bars, great views from hot baths, wine, alps, adrenaline and Auckland’s revolving restaurant “make this one you must go to sometime”. Also,

Living Well

Living Well

Buzzy Auckland hits the big time, ranked 7th best-living city world-wide. Wellington also cruised high, beating London, Paris and New York at 23rd equal.

Chicken Corner

Chicken Corner

Metropolitan Auckland: high rise, IT, yachts – and chickens in the city parks.

Precision Boat

Precision Boat

Details of the construction Louis Vuitton challenger Young America, designed by Aucklander Bruce Farr.

Deadly Thorn

Deadly Thorn

A thorn in your side could prove fatal according to doctors at Auckland’s Middlemore Hospital. The bug streptococcus pyogenes, present in soil, can enter the bloodstream through small wounds.

Christmas in Auckland

Christmas in Auckland

“Then Christmas dinner – Polynesian style – got under way, accompanied by the sound of guitars and the laughter of girls, flowers in their hair, dancing the hula, the siva and the tamoure.”

Download a Friend

Download a Friend

Auckland-developed virtual faces read your email in your own voice. Download for free at lifeFX.com.

Sweaty Surgeons

Sweaty Surgeons

Operations are hot work: surgeons sweat, drop skin flakes and contaminate their patients, according to an Auckland study. Space suits are a possible solution.

Miracle Bang

Miracle Bang

After a decade of blindness, Auckland woman Lisa Reid went to bed, bumped her head and woke up sighted in the morning.

Grief Vultures

Grief Vultures

“At a conference in Auckland, New Zealand, Dr. Simon Wessely called for an end to grief counselling, which he denounced as ineffective and even voyeuristic, tossing counsellors with otherwise-humdrum lives into the same dreaded category as ambulance…

Squash Title

Squash Title

World #1 Leilani Joyce was narrowly beaten in the final round of the World Women’s Open by Auckland-based Australian Carol Owens, who has indicated she’d like a place on the New Zealand squad in the future….

Conner Cautious

Conner Cautious

Dennis Conner will be in Auckland contesting the Cup in 2003, but he sure isn’t feeling complacent: “There’s so much depth of talent in New Zealand…They’ll still be difficult to beat, ” he told the NY…

Direct Success

Direct Success

Saatchi & Saatchi’s Access 50/50 campaign for Telecom scooped a Gold International Echo award from the Direct Marketing Association. Auckland’s Aim Direct also won gold, making a tally of two New Zealand firms among…

Jonah Joins the Kids

Jonah Joins the Kids

Eighty school children from around the world joined in the “Forever Sports Challenge” during the Olympics. Some major sporting metal flew in to assist with the challenge, including Jonah Lomu as specialist warm-up coach.

Terrorist Reaction

Terrorist Reaction

Rumours of New Zealand-based terrorist cells targeting the games in Sydney have been around for a while. Last week New Zealand police discovered a lounge in Auckland piled high with maps of Sydney and…

Ruskies Clone NZ Lawyers

Ruskies Clone NZ Lawyers

“A computer programmer from St Petersburg has cloned a New Zealand law firm’s website and changed its details to make it appear Russian. Patent attorney A J Park’s website was plagarised down to the last detail:…

NZ Research Finds Anticholesteral Drug May Modify Stroke Risk

NZ Research Finds Anticholesteral Drug May Modify Stroke Risk

Pravastatin, a drug used to help lower blood cholesterol levels, may have a role to play in stroke prevention according to research (published in The New England Journal of Medicine) led by Dr Harvey D. White of…

Gung Ho Tourism

Gung Ho Tourism

After China agreed to grant New Zealand “approved destination” status, Air China, the national carrier, will begin direct flights to Auckland, a move likely to spur further the growth of New Zealand tourism and NZ-China friendship. For…

Breath of fresh air from ideas company wins Cannes award

Breath of fresh air from ideas company wins Cannes award

Saatchi & Saatchi Auckland won a Golden Lion at the renowned Cannes Advertising Festival for its innovative solution for the Auckland Regional Council Anti-Pollution campaign. The campaign involved local artists decorating stormwater grates to…

Global Leader in 3d Paint Technology Brings Texture to Cyberspace

Global Leader in 3d Paint Technology Brings Texture to Cyberspace

Auckland company Right Hemisphere has released ‘Texture Weapons’ its latest imaging product said, “to represent a breakthrough in 3D content creation for broadcast, game developers and industrial design.” What was once an arduous task is now once…

Party-on in ‘one of the Hippest Cities on the Pacific Rim’

Party-on in ‘one of the Hippest Cities on the Pacific Rim’

The Guardian reports that Auckland, ‘more like the Riviera than the outskirts of Polynesia’, is having a hard time coming down from the highs of the America’s Cup victory. All part of ‘a burgeoning café culture to challenge…

Elemental Design Lets House Take Care of Itself

Elemental Design Lets House Take Care of Itself

Professor Brenda Vale and Dr Robert Vale of the Sustainable Design Centre Research Centre at the University of Auckland, use The Times to forward their manifesto for environmentally friendly housing design. Their ‘Autonomous House’…

Art Bin editor itches to be scratched

Art Bin editor itches to be scratched

Auckland based Elam School of Fine Arts lecturer Phil Dadson’s innovative percussion group ‘From Scratch’ makes Art Bin editor’s “favourite things” list.

Xena Look Out

Xena Look Out

An unlucky Auckland criminal chose the wrong victim when he picked on the same woman –  a tae-kwon do black belt – twice in two days. “Each day I teach myself never to use martial arts…

Kiwi designed green house for the good life 2000

Kiwi designed green house for the good life 2000

Brenda and Robert Vale, from Auckland University, have designed what has become known as the Autonomous House. Producing its own electricity and suppling its own water, it is the realisation of their design manifesto…

Australian Style the New Zealand Way

Australian Style the New Zealand Way

“If you look over those lists of favourite shows, as picked by two key international delegates, something even more interesting emerges: a third of the top-scoring designers were born outside Australia. Kiwi born and…

Destination: Style

Destination: Style

“This first-hand look at Louis Vuitton’s new Cup Collection, and the glamorous models that showcase the high-rolling styles of the super yacht world, is based in Auckland, New Zealand, home of the Louis Vuitton…

If You’re Setting for a Stylish Sail – Point Your Compass to Auckland

If You’re Setting for a Stylish Sail – Point Your Compass to Auckland

Global style bible Wallpaper launches its on-line version with a global navigator ‘consular service’ that profiles the world’s most chilled destinations for the urban explorer – including a prominent guide to Auckland, advising on…

If You’re Setting for a Stylish Sail – Point Your Compass to Auckland

If You’re Setting for a Stylish Sail – Point Your Compass to Auckland

Global style bible  Wallpaper launches its on-line version with a global navigator ‘consular service’ that profiles the world’s most chilled destinations for the urban explorer – including a prominent guide to Auckland, advising on such essential issues…

Quietly Evolving: Auckland Smooth

Quietly Evolving: Auckland Smooth

“Auckland is a city without an edge and the locals don’t seem to mind” – well it doesn’t fit the brief, but …

America’s Cup: New Zealand Style

America’s Cup: New Zealand Style

“Is this Monte Carlo, Rio de Janeiro, Cannes or Santa Catalina, the playground of California’s rich and famous?” Auckland, New Zealand’s “City of Sails”, must have been tourism’s best-kept secret destination – the Pacific’s own Riviera –…