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Meet John Bougen the World’s Best-Travelled Man

Meet John Bougen the World’s Best-Travelled Man

Thirteen years after he began exploring the globe, New Zealander John Bougen expects to be named the world’s best-travelled man by the end of the year. And he knows who to thank. “I had the…

Lucas Hugh Gym Clothing Transcending the Treadmill

Lucas Hugh Gym Clothing Transcending the Treadmill

New Zealand-born Anjhe Mules, founder and creative director of luxury activewear brand Lucas Hugh, designs gym gear for “busy women with busy schedules” who are “committed exercisers”. Mules, a successful swimwear designer in her homeland,…

Tanya Jacobs Ensuring Cirque Du Soleil’s Wardrobe Flies

Tanya Jacobs Ensuring Cirque Du Soleil’s Wardrobe Flies

New Zealand-born wardrobe director Tanya Jacobs has toured with the Cirque du Soleil show Varekai ever since she first began working for the company, overseeing the maintenance of late Japanese designer Eiko Ishioka’s aesthetic…

Battle of the Five Armies Packs Huge Chain Mail Punch

Battle of the Five Armies Packs Huge Chain Mail Punch

Upon its release in Britain, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was met with great enthusiasm, with UK newspapers agreeing the New Zealand director has completed his trilogy with verve. “Jackson’s…

New Zealand Named Best Tourist Destination

New Zealand Named Best Tourist Destination

New Zealand has been voted as Telegraph reader’s favourite country at the Telegraph Travel Awards 2014, for the third year running. Almost 90,000 people voted for their favourite travel companies and destinations, making it…

How New Zealand Nearly Ditched the Haka

How New Zealand Nearly Ditched the Haka

An exclusive Telegraph report reveals that in 2004 many All Blacks felt the haka was no longer appropriate, and how management and senior players ensured it was maintained. The choreography itself was not a problem;…

WWII Spy Phyllis Doyle Receives France’s Highest Honour

WWII Spy Phyllis Doyle Receives France’s Highest Honour

Ninety-three-year-old former British secret agent Phyllis Latour Doyle, who lives in New Zealand, has received France’s highest decoration for her courage – 70 years after parachuting behind enemy lines in preparation for D-Day. Motivated in…

New Zealand Cricket Fan Wins Fame with One-Handed Catch

New Zealand Cricket Fan Wins Fame with One-Handed Catch

Andrew McColloch is $5000 richer and slightly famous after his incredible one-handed catch at a Twenty20 cricket match went viral. Michael Bracewell hit a six in the match between Otago Volts and Wellington Firebirds, and spectator…

Richie McCaw: The Man Behind The Genius

Richie McCaw: The Man Behind The Genius

“What makes the New Zealand captain the world’s greatest player?” asks The Telegraph in a lengthy feature article. At Twickenham on Saturday, Richie McCaw eclipsed Sir Colin Meads as the most capped player ever to…

Ross McEwan at the Helm of a UK Bank in Much Better Health

Ross McEwan at the Helm of a UK Bank in Much Better Health

Almost a year to the day since the Hawke’s Bay-born retail banker Ross McEwan replaced Englishman Stephen Hester at the helm of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), the bank appears in much greater health. Inessential…

Hobbits Fit Their Safety Masks for Air NZ Safety Video

Hobbits Fit Their Safety Masks for Air NZ Safety Video

Ahead of the final instalment of The Hobbit trilogy, and continuing its long tradition of entertaining in-flight videos, Air New Zealand has launched its latest “epic” pre-flight safety demonstration. The airline has done a new…

Art of Living with Significant Spatial Drama

Art of Living with Significant Spatial Drama

New Zealand-born painter Stefan Dunlop’s treetop Noosa home is one of a number of artists’ houses throughout the world with “significant spatial drama”, according to a Telegraph article. Dunlop is an individual “with an…

The Dead Lands Provoking Londoners to Travel South

The Dead Lands Provoking Londoners to Travel South

Director Toa Fraser’s latest film The Dead Lands (Hautoa) is one of 10 films from the 2014 London Film Festival “that are sure to see you planning trips to New Zealand, Borneo…

Providores and Tapa Room London’s Best for NZ Fare

Providores and Tapa Room London’s Best for NZ Fare

Peter Gordon’s Providores and Tapa Room on Marylebone High St is the Telegraph’s favourite place in London to enjoy food from New Zealand. “London has a restaurant to suit just about every cuisine in the…

Sam Neill Says We Can All Identify with Working Class Crims

Sam Neill Says We Can All Identify with Working Class Crims

Ask Peaky Blinders star New Zealander Sam Neill to account for the success of the BBC’s six-parter about Birmingham razor gangs – an odd but winning mix of industrial grime, street violence, catwalk-friendly fashion…

Jesse Ryder Star Player for Essex

Jesse Ryder Star Player for Essex

New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder has delivered an outstanding performance for Essex which leaves them on the verge of promotion to the top division of the County Championship. Ryder took career-best figures of 5-24 on…

Tour of Britain Rider Tom Scully Shares His Food Diary

Tour of Britain Rider Tom Scully Shares His Food Diary

To meet the relentless energy demands of this year’s eight stage Tour of Britain professional cycle race, New Zealander Tom Scully is one of approximately 114 riders who must fuel up each morning, topping…

Stunning All Blacks Smash Wallabies to Retain Bledisloe Cup

Stunning All Blacks Smash Wallabies to Retain Bledisloe Cup

New Zealand retain the Bledisloe Cup with an astonishingly good performance, smashing Australia 51-20 in Auckland, scoring six tries and stating categorically that the last game’s mediocre showing in a 12-12 draw was merely…

War-Gamer Robert Dunlop Recreates WWI Battle in Miniature

War-Gamer Robert Dunlop Recreates WWI Battle in Miniature

Inspired by the war stories of his grandfather, war-gaming enthusiast Robert Dunlop, a New Zealander living in Britain, has collected thousands of miniature soldiers to recreate the Battle of the Marne in France 100…

Jeweller to the Stars Jessica McCormack Picks Her Favourite Haunts

Jeweller to the Stars Jessica McCormack Picks Her Favourite Haunts

Jessica McCormack is a New Zealand-born jeweller based in London. Among the fans of her hand-crafted, fine-diamond pieces are Carine Roitfeld and Rihanna. McCormack picks her favourite stores and eateries for the…

Rhys Darby Antipodean Answer to Eddie Izzard – “Consistently Funny”

Rhys Darby Antipodean Answer to Eddie Izzard – “Consistently Funny”

Rhys Darby in character as park ranger Bill Napier and Mr Adventure live in Bristol, proves “oddly, surprisingly coherent and consistently funny,” according to Telegraph reviewer Dominic Cavendish, who awards the comedian four out…

General Motors President Puts Pedal to the Metal

General Motors President Puts Pedal to the Metal

New Zealander Dan Ammann, 42, president of General Motors is one of the fastest drivers in the company, as reported in The Telegraph, and holds a coveted level-six…

Lorde Reminds Us of the Intensity of Being a Teen

Lorde Reminds Us of the Intensity of Being a Teen

Grammy winner 17-year-old Lorde, who has urged people to believe that teenagers are wiser than adults think, has made the Telegraph’s Radhika Sanghani pine for the passion of her younger self. “Defender of teens

Kiwi’s Photo of Star System Shortlisted for International Award

Kiwi’s Photo of Star System Shortlisted for International Award

A stunning image entitled “The Turbulent Heart of the Scorpion” by New Zealand photographer Rolf Wahl Olsen has been shortlisted in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. The photograph is of the multiple star…

Lorde Mesmerises Sold-Out London Crowd

Lorde Mesmerises Sold-Out London Crowd

Teenage pop star Lorde reminded the Telegraph’s entertainment writer Alice Vincent of a young Kate Bush at her Shepherd’s Bush Empire show last week – a five star review. “Despite being described by youth blogger…

Urgent Protection Needed to save Maui’s Dolphin

Urgent Protection Needed to save Maui’s Dolphin

New Zealand has been urged to save the last 55 remaining Maui’s dolphin – one of the world’s rarest creatures – as they are on the brink of extinction and are expected to die…

Stylish Emilia Wickstead the Embodiment of Her Brand

Stylish Emilia Wickstead the Embodiment of Her Brand

New Zealand-born, London-based designer Emilia Wickstead has gone from toting a clipboard at Prince Harry’s favourite nightclub to dressing his sister-in-law. The Telegraph’s Ellie Pithers met Wickstead, 30, at her Cadogan Place atelier. “Wickstead makes…

Descending Deep into Waitomo’s Lost Cave

Descending Deep into Waitomo’s Lost Cave

“Hidden among exotic woodland and guarded only by sheep, Lost World cave entrance is a narrow crack in the earth,” writes Ben Hazell for the Telegraph. “Beneath lies an underground gorge pierced open…

Operatic Trio Performs Exclusively Live for the Telegraph

Operatic Trio Performs Exclusively Live for the Telegraph

In an exclusive live session for Britain’s Telegraph, New Zealand operatic trio Sol3 Mio performed their hit Yellow Bird from their self-titled debut album. The song was recorded in London, and was the best-selling album…

Music Man Reunites with the Muppets

Music Man Reunites with the Muppets

Having worked on the 2011 film The Muppets (winning an Oscar for his soul-searching power ballad Man or Muppet), 37-year-old New Zealander Bret McKenzie was signed up for the follow-up, a crime caper called…

What the Royals Are Taking in on Their NZ Tour

What the Royals Are Taking in on Their NZ Tour

As Prince William, Kate Middleton – and Prince George – head to New Zealand on an official tour, the Telegraph looks at all the places they are visiting asking their own experts, as well…

Swiss Helicopter Wingsuit Flight Caught on Film

Swiss Helicopter Wingsuit Flight Caught on Film

Daredevil New Zealand BASEjumper and professional skydiver Dan Vicary was recently filmed leaping from a helicopter over the Silberhorn Mountain in Switzerland, supported only by a nylon wingsuit. The astonishing footage was taken by American…

Virgin Media Boss Building Company up from the Top

Virgin Media Boss Building Company up from the Top

The boss of Virgin Media, New Zealander Tom Mockridge, a former senior lieutenant in Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, has been busy since he was installed as chief executive last June. For much of the…

Astronaut Says NZ Vineyards Most Appeal from Space

Astronaut Says NZ Vineyards Most Appeal from Space

15 February 2014 – The vineyards of Marlborough are the part of the world which most caught Canadian Chris Hadfield’s eye from space. The “selfie”-taking astronaut, who became widely known after performing a rendition…

The World Could Do with More Helen Clarks

The World Could Do with More Helen Clarks

4 February 2014 – Ranked 21st most powerful woman in the world, Helen Clark, 63, New Zealand’s Prime Minister for nine years, and now head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), gives Telegraph…

Caravan’s Miles Kirby Recalls the Taste of Childhood Flounder

Caravan’s Miles Kirby Recalls the Taste of Childhood Flounder

Chef and co-founder of London’s Caravan restaurant Miles Kirby grew up in New Zealand, where he loved to catch fish from the beach. Kirby tells the Telegraph about his “soul food”. “In New…

Mesmerising Stewart Island the Destination for 2014

Mesmerising Stewart Island the Destination for 2014

Thanks to a fast catamaran service and affordable air charters from the mainland, Stewart Island (known to Maori as Rakiura, “Land of the Glowing Skies”) is now attracting a new generation of hikers, kayakers…

US President Obama and PM John Key enjoy golf game in Hawaii

US President Obama and PM John Key enjoy golf game in Hawaii

In a rare vacation encounter with a foreign official, US President Barack Obama played golf in Hawaii with a new partner, Prime Minister John Key also on vacation, along with Key’s teenage son Max…

Enjoy Punchy Asian Flavour at Soho’s New House of Ho

Enjoy Punchy Asian Flavour at Soho’s New House of Ho

Already big in Vietnam, New Zealand-born chef-patron Bobby Chinn is making his London debut and looks set to spice up Soho, with The House of Ho, a modern Vietnamese restaurant on Old Compton Street. “Chinn…

Raise a Glass to the Coach of the Year

Raise a Glass to the Coach of the Year

Wales and Lions head coach Warren Gatland has been named the BBC Coach of the Year at an awards ceremony in Leeds. The New Zealander “deserves his moment in the sun, as does the…

All We Want for Christmas Is Bespoke Couture

All We Want for Christmas Is Bespoke Couture

Emilia Wickstead, having now secured her couture clientele (alongside Alexander McQueen, the New Zealander is one of the Duchess of Cambridge’s go-to designers for foreign visits), wanted to offer a service that was exclusive…

Decorated Lifetime of Service at Sea

Decorated Lifetime of Service at Sea

Rear-Admiral Ted Thorne, who has died aged 89, was a New Zealander who was on hand when female naval personnel suffered their greatest loss of the Second World War. Wellington-born Thorne was under training in…

Great All Black Returns to Where It All Began

Great All Black Returns to Where It All Began

Richie McCaw returned to where his career began in Dublin for his 124th Test on 23 November, and, just like in that debut game where New Zealand were 21-7 down just after half-time, it…

Williams Takes Player of the Year Award

Williams Takes Player of the Year Award

New Zealand forward Sonny Bill Williams, 28, has been voted rugby league’s International Player of the Year, the first ever non-Australian to take the award. Williams was reduced to tears when his team-mates performed an…

Air New Zealand Plane Gets The Hobbit Dragon Decals

Air New Zealand Plane Gets The Hobbit Dragon Decals

An Air New Zealand Boeing 777-300 that the Weta Workshop team in Wellington have fitted with a 54-metre long image of Smaug the dragon from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was unveiled yesterday…

New Zealand wins ‘Best Country’ at the 2013 Telegraph Travel Awards

New Zealand wins ‘Best Country’ at the 2013 Telegraph Travel Awards

At the Telegraph Travel Awards in London earlier this week, New Zealand won the coveted ‘Best Country’ category. More than 75,000 people voted on 15 different categories, making it one of the most authoritative and…

Wairarapa Pinot Noirs Outdoing the Best

Wairarapa Pinot Noirs Outdoing the Best

Martinborough has perfect growing conditions for producing award-winning Pinot Noir, with soil and climate closely resembling those in Burgandy, France. The Telegraph’s Cameron Wilson signs up for some tastings with Wairarapa local Sue McLeary…

New Zealand Stun England in League Semi

New Zealand Stun England in League Semi

The Rugby League World Cup 2013 semi-final, which saw New Zealand defeat England 20-18, portrayed the game “at its finest”, according to the Telegraph’s Paul Hayward, who was witness to England’s “devastating defeat” in…

Air New Zealand Brings Passengers to Middle-earth

Air New Zealand Brings Passengers to Middle-earth

Air New Zealand’s latest short-film sees the airline embrace the magic and whimsy that comes with Middle-earth, with airline crew and airport ground staff sporting features that might only be found in Tolkien’s fanciful…

Prime Minister Gives Low-Down on Queenstown

Prime Minister Gives Low-Down on Queenstown

Prime Minister John Key provided The Telegraph with a guide to New Zealand’s adventure capital, Queenstown recently, describing the town as not only picturesque, but offer a full range of options for visitors. Key described…

Bespoke Diamonds for the Jet Set Available at the House

Bespoke Diamonds for the Jet Set Available at the House

Rihanna, Madonna and Carine Roitfeld love New Zealand-born designer Jessica McCormack. But there’s only one way to buy her show-stopping jewels, the Telegraph explains, and that’s the old-fashioned way: visit her shop. Popstar Rihanna bought McCormack’s…

Postal Service to Reduce Deliveries from 2015

Postal Service to Reduce Deliveries from 2015

With more people emailing their correspondence rather than popping it in the mailbox, New Zealand Post will deliver mail as infrequently as three days a week to most customers from June 2015. The…

On the Trail of Colour in Hokitika

On the Trail of Colour in Hokitika

For those “following the trail of the world created” in Man Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries, the Telegraph suggests ten great things to do in Hokitika. Included in the list is a cycle…

Neill Recalls Camping Catastrophes and Culinary Havens

Neill Recalls Camping Catastrophes and Culinary Havens

Star of 1920s-set gangster drama Peaky Blinders, New Zealand actor Sam Neill, talks about culinary havens, camping catastrophes, and fishing in Scotland in a Telegraph travel piece. “This year, I’ve been to New York, Sydney,…

Soprano a Splendid Feather in Downton Abbey’s Cap

Soprano a Splendid Feather in Downton Abbey’s Cap

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, “one of the greatest opera sopranos of the past 40 years”, has joined Downton Abbey for a single episode to play Australian soprano Nellie Melba. The Telegraph’s Laura Thompson meets…

Bespoke Blends for Marks and Sparks

Bespoke Blends for Marks and Sparks

New Zealand winemaker Jeneve Williams joined Marks & Spencer in 2012 as the buyer for the retailer in charge of wines from South America, Eastern Europe, New Zealand and Italy. A year on, and…