Tag Archives: Auckland

Gin Wigmore – Man Like That

Gin Wigmore – Man Like That

Listen to Gin Wigmore’s track ‘Man Like That’. The song opens Shonda Rhimes’ new show ‘The Catch’, which follows a private investigator who is defrauded by her own fiance….

Violinist Amalia Hall Wins Young Artists Comp

Violinist Amalia Hall Wins Young Artists Comp

Auckland violinist Amalia Hall, 27, has won the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition, taking both the string section and the overall award. Hall received cash prizes of £2500, and concert opportunities with the…

An Epic New Zealand Road Trip

An Epic New Zealand Road Trip

There’s a lot to see in New Zealand. Shannon Ullman shared the highlights of her three month road trip itinerary with Travel Pulse. Auckland is a great place to start a road trip….

Book Returned to Epsom Library 67 Years Late

Book Returned to Epsom Library 67 Years Late

A woman has brought back Myths and Legends of Maoriland by AW Reed to an Auckland library 67 years after it was due to be returned. The book was checked out by a girl in…

Mils Muliaina to Kick off in American PRO League

Mils Muliaina to Kick off in American PRO League

Helping kick start American rugby is former New Zealand fullback Mils Muliaina who played 100 tests for the All Blacks and who will play for San Francisco in the five-team league PRO Rugby tournament,…

Game of Thrones Star Joseph Naufahu Never Loses

Game of Thrones Star Joseph Naufahu Never Loses

Game of Thrones star, New Zealand-born Joseph Naufahu, 38, talks with People magazine about the problems of speaking Dothraki, and about fighting in his underwear. Naufahu, who made his debut as Khal Moro in the…

Fiona Pardington’s Art Earns Top French Honour

Fiona Pardington’s Art Earns Top French Honour

New Zealand photographer Fiona Pardington has been named a Knight (Chevalier) in the Order of Arts and Letters by French Prime Minister Manuel Valls at a ceremony held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Pardington…

Emilia Wickstead Dazzled by WWI Ships

Emilia Wickstead Dazzled by WWI Ships

The Great War’s liberating effect on womenswear is often overlooked. Aimee Farrell, writing for the Financial Times meets the designers – including New Zealand-born Emilia Wickstead – now redressing its sartorial legacy championed in…

Nicholas Afoa Joins Lion King in West End

Nicholas Afoa Joins Lion King in West End

Aucklander Nicholas Afoa will join the cast of the West End Lion King production in the role of “Simba” from 10 May at the Lyceum Theatre in London. Afoa made his stage debut as Simba…

10 Reasons to Move to NZ

10 Reasons to Move to NZ

There are numerous reasons for moving to New Zealand, according to an article in TNT Magazine. Below are some of them. High Quality of Life: New Zealand has topped surveys evaluating countries’ quality…

Top 5 New Zealand Rugby Players in Europe

Top 5 New Zealand Rugby Players in Europe

The top five New Zealand rugby players, who are currently playing in Europe, have been ranked by Bleacher Report, based on the impact they are having or will have this season for…

Zoë Bell Honoured at Artemis Women In Action Film Festival

Zoë Bell Honoured at Artemis Women In Action Film Festival

Auckland-born actress and stuntwoman Zoë Bell has been honoured as Stunt Icon at the Artemis Women In Action Film Festival in Beverly Hills, California. She received the award as a woman whose “name has become…

Anthony Mosse Looks Back at Stellar Swimming Career

Anthony Mosse Looks Back at Stellar Swimming Career

New Zealand Olympic medallist Anthony Mosse, who was born in Hong Kong, is profiled in the South China Morning Post. Mosse, 51, now working for Virgin America in San Francisco, talks about the events…

Antarctic Meteorologist Receives Polar Award

Antarctic Meteorologist Receives Polar Award

Auckland-born meteorologist Agnieszka Fryckowska has received the prestigious Polar Award for her service with the British Antarctic Survey, joining the ranks of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sir Ernest Shackleton. Fryckowska was flown from her home…

Auckland Wins at Sports Cities Awards

Auckland Wins at Sports Cities Awards

Auckland has been named the best medium sports city (1.3m to 3m) at the Ultimate Sports Cities Awards 2016 held in Lausanne. Overall the city was ranked fourth best sports city and won in…

Lorde Magnetic with Disclosure at Coachella

Lorde Magnetic with Disclosure at Coachella

Lorde surprised festival-goers as she joined English group Disclosure on stage on Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California performing the hit Magnets, the most successful song from Disclosure’s album Caracal in Australia…

Greg Semu Exhibit Celebrates Pacific Cultures

Greg Semu Exhibit Celebrates Pacific Cultures

A new photographic exhibition by New Zealand-born Greg Semu on at Cairns Regional Gallery celebrates the tradition and culture of Pacific nations and challenges commonly held beliefs about the region’s colonisation. Semu has a 20-year…

Bank of China (NZ) to Hold Agribusiness Investment and Trade Conference

Bank of China (NZ) to Hold Agribusiness Investment and Trade Conference

Bank of China (NZ) Limited will hold an inaugural China-New Zealand Agribusiness Investment and Trade Conference on 25 May at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland. The conference, supported by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise…

8 Incredible NZ Artists

8 Incredible NZ Artists

When “Lorde and her minimalist pop masterpiece ‘Royals’ gradually conquered the world in 2013, fans and critics alike in the US and Europe – and to a lesser extent in Australia – declared it…

The Adventurous Side of New Zealand

The Adventurous Side of New Zealand

“New Zealand is where you’ll find coy honeymooners gazing at each other; intrepid backpackers exploring the highest peaks and the deepest seas, Nature enthusiasts on a relentless trail of whales and dolphins, and adventure…

Kourtney Kardashian Ambassador for Manuka Doctor

Kourtney Kardashian Ambassador for Manuka Doctor

Kourtney Kardashian has been selected as the new celeb ambassador for New Zealand brand Manuka Doctor. “Sooooo excited to announce that I’m the NEW ambassador for Manuka Doctor skincare!” she shared via Instagram. “I have…

A New Breed of Syrah

A New Breed of Syrah

In 2015 New Zealand wine sales were up nearly 20 percent in the United States. New Zealand famously is known for its white wines – at the moment, however, Syrah is the latest craze. Once a…

The Anatomy of Martin Henderson

The Anatomy of Martin Henderson

New Zealand actor Martin Henderson spoke to DaMan about joining the cast of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and staying true to his roots amid the glitz and glam of showbiz. When asked how he was…

Piha Auckland Timelapse

Piha Auckland Timelapse

Watch this relaxing short timelapse video of Piha beach in Auckland. The timelapse taken with GX8 at 1 second intervals. Piha is a coastal settlement on the western coast…

Liz Young Keeping it Fresh at Cooking School

Liz Young Keeping it Fresh at Cooking School

New Zealander Liz Young and Swede Tine Roche run Cambridge Cookery School and Café, a showcase for the UK school’s “fresh, seasonal, honest” brand of food. “ something I missed from home: the…

Relaxing with Designer Karen Walker

Relaxing with Designer Karen Walker

Designer, managing director, and the face of her brand, Karen Walker, apparently also has time for tennis. The New Zealander talks to the Australian Financial Review about how she unwinds. “I had lessons as…

Peter Bale at the Crux of Panama Papers Leak

Peter Bale at the Crux of Panama Papers Leak

Chief executive of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Public Integrity, former Wairarapa Times-Age and Evening Post journalist Peter Bale, is the New Zealander central to the Panama Papers leak from Panamanian law firm Mossack…

Meteor Shines Bright Green Over New Zealand

Meteor Shines Bright Green Over New Zealand

A meteor lit up New Zealand skies on Tuesday about 9pm. New Zealander Jono Matla was lucky enough to capture the meteor cutting its way through the sky. It was “one of the most amazing…

Auckland City of Sunlight (1946)

Auckland City of Sunlight (1946)

Take a trip back in time to 1946 Auckland and discover the familiar landscape and architecture that has not changed since, as well as many things that have changed…

Remote Eco-Cabin – A Gorgeous Seaside Getaway

Remote Eco-Cabin – A Gorgeous Seaside Getaway

The Seascape Retreat – a remote cabin on the Banks Peninsula designed by Auckland-based architecture firm Patterson Associates – boasts magnificent views, is built entirely from local materials and is 100% self-sufficient. “The cabin is one…

Makelight’s Joanna Alpe Winning High Tech Praise

Makelight’s Joanna Alpe Winning High Tech Praise

Co-founder and creative director of Makelight, a mobile device platform for live events, New Zealander Joanna Alpe, who is based in London, is included in a Huffington Post feature on tech femmes as part…

Lydia Ko Wins ANA Inspiration

Lydia Ko Wins ANA Inspiration

“Lydia Ko saved her best for last when she birdied the 72nd hole in Sunday’s ANA Inspiration finale to become the youngest golfer in the modern era to win back-to-back major championships”, writes Emily…

Emilia Wickstead is Classic with a Twist

Emilia Wickstead is Classic with a Twist

Eight years ago, New Zealand-born Emilia Wickstead, was working from home in the sitting room of her flat in west London. Now her clothes are worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, Gwyneth Paltrow and…

Meet the Real-Life Tech Wizards of Middle Earth

Meet the Real-Life Tech Wizards of Middle Earth

Have you ever heard of No. 8 wire? In the 19th century, farmers used the wire to build fences for sheep and later on turned it into a jack-of-all-trades material for getting work done….

Sophie Pascoe Lowers Own World Record

Sophie Pascoe Lowers Own World Record

Kiwi Paralympic swimmer Sophie Pascoe has lowered her own S10 100m fly World Record to 1:02.60 on the fourth day of competition at the 2016 New Zealand Open Championships. “I was hoping for a 1:03…

Nikole Lowe’s Tattoo Parlour One of London’s Best

Nikole Lowe’s Tattoo Parlour One of London’s Best

One of London’s best tattoo parlours, according to GQ magazine, is Good Times in Shoreditch, owned by New Zealander Nikole Lowe, who has previously made appearances on reality show London Ink. “Good Times…

Simon Denny a Millennial Subversive

Simon Denny a Millennial Subversive

Look beyond the traditional spaces and what emerges are a group of Generation Y artists who are arguably more avant garde than ever, like New Zealander Simon Denny, 33. The Guardian enters a world…

Lydia Ko claims 11th LPGA Tour Title with Kia Classic

Lydia Ko claims 11th LPGA Tour Title with Kia Classic

New Zealand golfing superstar Lydia Ko won the Kia Classic on Sunday at Aviara, and has reaffirmed her position as the top player in the world heading into the first major championship…

David Bowie Saw Lorde As ‘the Future of Music’

David Bowie Saw Lorde As ‘the Future of Music’

David Bowie believed the young New Zealand singer Lorde was “the future of music”. “David really liked Lorde. They had a few wonderful moments together,” said Mike Garson, Bowie’s longtime pianist. Lorde was chosen to perform…

Martin Henderson Not Taking Fame Too Seriously

Martin Henderson Not Taking Fame Too Seriously

Just how did the star of Grey’s Anatomy New Zealander Martin Henderson, 41, get so comfortable with the slings and arrows of a business which can literally plaster you sky high on billboards one…

Lucy Lawless Separating Real Life from Xena

Lucy Lawless Separating Real Life from Xena

In an interview with Australia’s Sunrise breakfast television programme, New Zealand actor Lucy Lawless, who shot to fame with her role as Xena over 20 years ago, said she was more than happy to…

Sarah Bentley Curates Trans-Tasman Dialogue

Sarah Bentley Curates Trans-Tasman Dialogue

Curator and art writer New Zealander Serena Bentley creates a dialogue between two Melbourne painters – Kate Smith and Meagan Wyke – and three Aucklanders – Schaeffer Lemalu, Patrick Lundberg, Campbell Patterson – in…

Introducing Bollywood-Potential Shirley Setia

Introducing Bollywood-Potential Shirley Setia

Shirley Setia, a 22-year old Aucklander whose family hails from India, has attracted a large Indian and international following singing cover versions of Bollywood hits, Forbes contributor Rob Cain reports. The diminutive mezzo-soprano, who calls…

Top 10 North Island Beach Hotels and Campsites

Top 10 North Island Beach Hotels and Campsites

New Zealand’s North Island “is a rewarding destination for beach lovers” with brilliant blue water and gorgeous stretches of white sand” and offers “many brooding vistas where wild seas meet rocky shores,”

Auckland City Limits Music Festival

Auckland City Limits Music Festival

Take a look at the Auckland City Limits Music Festival held in Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand. The Auckland City Limits Music Festival has 4 stages and 40 artists,…

Goat Milk Promises Cheap Cancer Treatments: New Zealand Scientists

Goat Milk Promises Cheap Cancer Treatments: New Zealand Scientists

“Genetically modified goat milk has been used to create a new biotechnology process that promises cheaper anti-cancer drugs, New Zealand scientists said Wednesday.” “Milking goats have been used to produce mono-clonal antibodies (MCA) in their…

Zoë Bell Stands in for Herself in Camino

Zoë Bell Stands in for Herself in Camino

Quentin Tarantino’s “favourite stunt double,” New Zealander Zoë Bell, 37, “sturdily stands in for herself” in Camino, a survival-thriller set in the jungles of Colombia circa 1985. The Los Angeles Times reviews the film: “Bell plays…

Kiwi Entrepreneur Makes Forbes Under 30 List

Kiwi Entrepreneur Makes Forbes Under 30 List

Law and commerce graduate Shay Wright has been listed on Forbes Under 30 Asia list in the magazine’s social entrepreneur category as co-founder of Te Wharre Hukahuka, an organization that aims to rebuild the…

New Zealand’s Food and Drink Make It A Land of Plenty

New Zealand’s Food and Drink Make It A Land of Plenty

With their “Zingy “sauv blanc”, rich flat-white coffee and citrusy hops which now flavours British craft beers, “Kiwis have been making much more impact on our tastes than simply supplying lamb and butter,” as…

Ta Moko – Traditional Maori Face and Body Tattoos

Ta Moko – Traditional Maori Face and Body Tattoos

The Daily Mail has featured a number of black and white photos, which were taken by possibly the first New Zealand female professional photographer  Elizabeth Pulman and depict “how far…

Fire Dancing in Auckland

Fire Dancing in Auckland

Watch this mesmerizing fire dance by a talented Auckland group of fire dancers. The video was filmed during the winter in the tunnels of North Head, for an amazing…

New Zealand cricket great Martin Crowe

New Zealand cricket great Martin Crowe

New Zealand Cricket Great Martin Crowe has died at the age of 53. His family in Auckland announced his death in a statement. “It is with heavy hearts that the family of Martin Crowe, MBE…

Piha Beach Auckland Timelapse

Piha Beach Auckland Timelapse

Watch this beautiful timelapse video of Piha beach located in Auckland, New Zealand. The timelapse taken with GX8 at 1 second intervals.

KJ Apa Lands Archie Andrews Role in US

KJ Apa Lands Archie Andrews Role in US

Eighteen-year-old New Zealand-born KJ Apa, best known for his Shortland Street role as Kane Jenkins, has been cast as Archie Andrews in US television network series Riverdale. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Riverdale had difficulty…

Lorde Delivers Powerful Tribute to David Bowie

Lorde Delivers Powerful Tribute to David Bowie

Lorde’s tribute to her hero David Bowie at this year’s BRIT Awards has been called “dignified”, “powerful” and “heartbreaking”. Singing Life on Mars with Bowie’s own backing band, Lorde’s was an “acid, disaffected take…

Auckland Ranked #3 in Global Quality of Living

Auckland Ranked #3 in Global Quality of Living

Auckland has been ranked #3 in the 18th Mercer Quality of Life study. In the report New Zealand is the highest ranked English speaking country as well as the top country in the Pacific region. “New…