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The power of the pedal

The power of the pedal

New Zealand is considering building a 3, km bike path winding through the country in an attempt to stimulate tourism and maintain an industry central to the country’s economy. The project would cost around…

Clark First Choice for UN Role

Clark First Choice for UN Role

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark has been tipped to head the United Nations Development Programme, according to an unnamed UN official. If confirmed in this posting, Clark will be responsible for the…

Onward and Upward

Onward and Upward

Former Prime Minister and Labour Party leader Helen Clark is a candidate for the position of administrator of the UN Development Program, three below the UN secretary-general. The role becomes available in August when…

Hart’s Net Worth

Hart’s Net Worth

Auckland investor Graeme Hart, 53, owner of the world’s second-largest drink-carton maker, Alcoa Inc. has surpassed both Donald Trump and Sir Richard Branson in the wealth stakes, doubling his bank account over the past…

Rogue takes orders

Rogue takes orders

Wellington actress Anna Paquin, 25, will star as Sookie Stackhouse in HBO drama True Blood, to air in the US in September. Paquin, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Jane…

Boiling Point

Boiling Point

US BusinessWeek profiles “white-hot” New York-based company Fahrenheit 212’s fresh take on innovation for global consumer product companies. Named after the point at which water boils (“when one degree of difference can make all the difference”), Fahrenheit…

All Features Great and Small

All Features Great and Small

Debate over the effects of big budget US films such as King Kong and the Narnia series being filmed in NZ continues, with most in favour of the Hollywood blockbusters. “The blockbusters have been…

NewZealand.com the Business

NewZealand.com the Business

Business Week hails Tourism NZ’s Webby Award winning website, NewZealand.com, as “a vibrant blend of heritage and enterprise” – media savvy, innovative and easy to use. ” is clearly establishing itself as a prime mover with…

Going All the Way

Going All the Way

John Hood continues to shake the cloisters at Oxford University in his attempts, as Vice Chancellor, to secure the venerable institution’s status as an academic powerhouse for the 21st century. A former CEO with Fletcher Challenge…

WoWing the Crowds

WoWing the Crowds

The 2005 World of Wearable Art (WoW) show – the first to be held in Wellington rather than Nelson – was a huge success, with a record-breaking 30,000 tickets purchased for the event. The show is widely…

Forecast Fine With a Top of 9.6

Forecast Fine With a Top of 9.6

The Ministry of Tourism predicts that foreign tourist spending in NZ will increase by as much as 52% in the next 7 years. Spending is forecast to rise to NZ$9.6 billion by 2011 from NZ$6.3 billion in…

Tourism the Winner on the Day

Tourism the Winner on the Day

The hotly anticipated Lions rugby tour of NZ in June and July is tipped to boost the national economy by as much as $250 million. An estimated 16,000 British Lions fans are expected to make the long…

And to Wash it Down…

And to Wash it Down…

Serving salad? Drink New Zealand Sauvignon, also just the ticket with artichokes and asparagus. National Post features refreshing Fairhill Downs Sauvignon and classy Palliser Estate Pinot.

In The Black

In The Black

The New Zealand trade surplus for April comes in at $391 million.  

Plenty to Go Around

Plenty to Go Around

New Zealand’s trade surplus widens on the back of a 2.2% rise in the value of New Zealand exports.

Greens’ New Zealand

Greens’ New Zealand

New York James Beard Foundation hosts a tasting of New Zealand’s top wineries.

Unheralded Edge

Unheralded Edge

“To connoisseurs for whom the thrill of discovering an unheralded wine is almost as much fun as drinking it, educator John Sheldon’s advice is straightforward: ‘Move to the cutting edge’.”

Xmas Cheer

Xmas Cheer

Montana Wines, New Zealand’s largest winery, have swallowed Corban’s, creating a company that will produce 55% of New Zealand wine.

Perfect Pinot

Perfect Pinot

An ever-increasing variety of New Zealand wines are being enjoyed and celebrated throughout the world. Al Bassano recommends our Pinot Noir.

Phar Lap’s Hide on Display Again After Three Years in Storage

Phar Lap’s Hide on Display Again After Three Years in Storage

“The hide is in Melbourne, the heart in Canberra. The bones are in Wellington, the big delicate skeleton of a horse who used to mean business.” (from ‘Phar Lap’, by Bill Manhire)  

Giesen Estate Best White of the Show at Prestigous US Awards

Giesen Estate Best White of the Show at Prestigous US Awards

Giesen Wine Estate Double Gold 1999 Sauvignon Blanc, from Marlborough, has won best white of the show at America’s most important wine-judging event, the San Francisco International Wine Judging Competition. With 2,800 wines from around the world entered, it…

Fine Wine

Fine Wine

Kim Crawford Unwooded Marlborough Chardonnay 2000: “sprightly, with  pure quince apple and tangerine-lime citric accents and bright acidity tamed by the process of malolactic fermentation”. Seresin Estate’s Pinot Noir and Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc make Bloomberg’s favourites of…

Wine Wine Wine

Wine Wine Wine

New Zealand corks are popping all over the place: Imperiale of Goldwater Estate Waiheke Island Caberet/Merlot 1990 to be auctioned at Christies (price estimates US$2400–$3800), NZ wine featured in the Guardian and at Marks and Sparks.