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Air NZ Serving Bill Gates-Backed Impossible Burger

Air NZ Serving Bill Gates-Backed Impossible Burger

Famous chefs have said they’d never eat on a plane, and airline food in general has a bad reputation for not being healthy (or good). But passengers may look forward to their meals on…

Graeme Simsion and Wife Anne Buist Literary Double Act

Graeme Simsion and Wife Anne Buist Literary Double Act

Auckland-born author Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist are Australia’s hottest literary couple, according to the Age, spurring on each other to keep the words – and surprises – coming. Buist is showing signs of nerves…

Rosie Project Author Graeme Simsion Plans Third Novel

Rosie Project Author Graeme Simsion Plans Third Novel

Author of hit novel The Rosie Project, New Zealand-born Graeme Simsion, 58, says he envisages a third novel with an uncontracted fourth novel on the drawing board. The book, about an eccentric man in want…

Ben Lewis a Finalist in Prestigious UK Interior Design Awards

Ben Lewis a Finalist in Prestigious UK Interior Design Awards

Ben Lewis, of family-owned furniture and design company Trenzseater (pictured right with father, Mark), was a finalist in the prestigious London-based Andrew Martin Interior Designer of the Year Award. Previous winners include British…

Hollywood Holidays in Aotearoa

Hollywood Holidays in Aotearoa

NZ was allegedly the holiday destination of choice for a slew of A-list celebrities over the summer. Bill Gates spent Christmas quad-biking at Ahipara with his son, while actors Jack Nicholson and Charlize Theron reportedly spent time…

Edge Dynamics in Action

Edge Dynamics in Action

NZ social researcher Brent D Taylor has applied Edge theory to economics in his new book Outsider’s Edge: The Making of Self-Made Billionaires. Taylor has spent the past four years studying the backgrounds of some of…

New Zealander Heads Microsoft Innovation

New Zealander Heads Microsoft Innovation

NZ software architect Nigel Keam has spearheaded the development of Microsoft’s new Surface technology, the subject of much excitement and speculation in the computing industry. Surface is a tabletop PC device with a touch interface that uses…

Visionary Remembered

Visionary Remembered

NZ’s scientific and business community has lost one of its brightest stars with the death of Pulse Data founder Dr Russell Smith. Smith and his wife, early childhood specialist Marian D’Eve, were both killed when their Cessna…

Dinner at the Gates

Dinner at the Gates

Telecom NZ head, Theresa Gattung, was in attendance at Microsoft’s 7th annual CEO summit held at Microsoft’s HQ in suburban Redmond, USA. She joined a high-powered collective, including Warren Buffet, Ross Perot, Bank One’s Jamie Dimon and…

If You Can’t Beat ’em, Buy ’em: It’s the American Way

If You Can’t Beat ’em, Buy ’em: It’s the American Way

“Let’s face it, American’s hate to lose at anything, from tiddlewinks on up, and we had come to view the America’s Cup as our personal possession. But then New Zealand hung us by the mizzenmast … …