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Hemorrhaging Talent

Hemorrhaging Talent

A disturbing survey of New Zealand’s graduating medical students reveals four out of five plan to depart overseas within two years. The survey makes clear the importance of addressing issues like student loans and remuneration to…

Virtual Spectator is Simply Red

Virtual Spectator is Simply Red

Fans can watch the latest Simply Red concert from all angles live via the internet thanks to rapidly growing Kiwi software company Virtual Spectator. “Watching live footage from the concert they can create their own unique…

Drink on the Wing

Drink on the Wing

Looking to grab a drink a mile up? Try Air New Zealand, whose cellars rate third in the world for quality in the air.  

Hogg Headed

Hogg Headed

New Zealand-born and educated scholar and teacher James F. Hogg appointed to head Western State University College of Law.

Try whistling happy birthday

Try whistling happy birthday

Today in history: alongside the anniversary of the patenting of barbed wire and Custer’s last stand, it’s also the day Tim Finn was born in Te Awamutu.  

Right Ball’s Up

Right Ball’s Up

New Zealand funny-man and sideways thinker Burton Silver presents the oval golf ball, for those times when round is just too tricky.

Good Health Globally

Good Health Globally

New Zealand doctors spread the word on good health with on-line Doctor Global.

RNZAF to the Rescue

RNZAF to the Rescue

The Royal New Zealand Air Force wings its way to Antarctica to rescue sick workers.  

Dollar Getting Burgered

Dollar Getting Burgered

The Economist’s Big Mac index indicates the New Zealand dollar is 40-50% under fair value. Burgernomics in more detail.

Reviewing the Guard

Reviewing the Guard

Prime Minister Helen Clark reviews the honor guard as she is welcomed to Beijing.  

Big Money Beware

Big Money Beware

The Government seeks to implement a “code of conduct” for foreign investors, leading to “higher standards of investment”.

Gourmet high

Gourmet high

“Air New Zealand announces a culinary partnership with Chef Katsuo “Suki” Sugiura of the legendary Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel.”

Wahine Remembered

Wahine Remembered

March 10 was the thirty-third anniversary of the day the ferry Wahine ran aground on Barrett’s reef.

In From the Cold

In From the Cold

Former New Zealand PM, now WTO-head Mike Moore plans to see China a WTO member in time for the November meeting in Qatar.

Environmental Energy

Environmental Energy

A proto-type has been built for New Zealand’s first alternative power plant, using water to power a dual-cell hydrogen power station designed to supply energy to a timber company.

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.

Adventure on Air

Adventure on Air

The mini-series of the Discovery Channel World Championship Adventure Race, run in the South Island last November, will air on the Discovery in late April, showcasing some of the New Zealand’s toughest terrain.  

Unforgettable

Unforgettable

Skiing the South Island of New Zealand is an “unforgettable” experience – a “a must see for every true adventurer”.

Evidence Compelling

Evidence Compelling

“The economic evidence to support broadened and deepened negotiations is compelling,” states former New Zealand Prime Minister Mike Moore, now trying to kick-start free-trade talks in his role as WTO chief.

Virtual COO

Virtual COO

New Zealand sport-viewtechies Virtual Spectator have appointed veteran sports exec Alexander Brown as President and Chief Operating Officer.

Born Free

Born Free

New Zealand organisation has succeeded in liberating Sonny the chimp, a former performer with Ridgeways Circus. He has been reunited with his brother Buddy in Zambia.

Growth Healthy

Growth Healthy

Statistics New Zealand figures show GDP growth of 4.5% in the year to September.

Nail ’em Up

Nail ’em Up

Calcium supplements don’t prevent broken nails according to an Auckland study. Back to the snake oil…

Virtual Success

Virtual Success

Virtual Spectator, the New Zealand company behind the America’s Cup graphics, plans to revolutionise the way all sport is viewed, allowing spectators to view reconstructed plays from every angle.

Kiwi Runners Feel the Pain

Kiwi Runners Feel the Pain

In the US they run to escape the pressures of work. In the UK they find running leaves the mind time to think about sex. Kiwis, on the other hand, think about the pain they’re putting themselves…

The Art of Selling Nothing: Cashing in on Kiwi Fresh Air

The Art of Selling Nothing: Cashing in on Kiwi Fresh Air

New Zealand’s tourism campaigns play on the myth of its clean, green image, but soon the truth may be stranger than fiction. A proposal for clean air producers, such as New Zealand, to sell “carbon sinks”…