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Dawson’s Return

Dawson’s Return

Australian media personality and regular on The Bert Newton Show, NZer Charlotte Dawson packs up her Louis Vuitton trunks to return home to her native country. “There are just so many more opportunities for…

Man of the Series

Man of the Series

Kiwi paceman Shane Bond wins Player of the Cricket World Series, taking an astonishing 21 wickets against Australia and South Africa. Sir Richard Hadlee rates him “the quickest bowler New Zealand has ever produced providing the…

An Iron Wool

An Iron Wool

John Milner, a New Zealander noted for successfully opening the Eastern Bloc to the international wool trade, dies aged 84. During the cold war, a period when bureaucracy and suspicion were rife, Milner’s “exceptional charm and approachability”…

Kiwi Couture

Kiwi Couture

Kiwi fashion editor of the Daily Telegraph, Hilary Alexander, pushes the New Zealand Edge into euro fashion: ” may be half a world away from Europe and America, but its half a year ahead…

“For You to See Our World the Right Way Round”

“For You to See Our World the Right Way Round”

Allen Curnow, one of New Zealand’s great 20th-century writers and poets, has died in Auckland. Daily Telegraph: “regarded by many as New Zealand’s greatest poet” Curnow helped define a separate NZ identity in verse,…

The Fox Boy

The Fox Boy

Comment on Peter Walker’s “fascinating” biography of William Fox Omahuru, the Maori boy abducted to be raised by Sir William Fox, future New Zealand PM. A tale of colonialism told with “doggedness, intelligence and…

The new girl

The new girl

Emily Perkins is “an adventurous writer” whose recent novel, The New Girl is an “ambitious work, rich with creative tension”, and a “huge leap” for a writer whose first two books met with critical…

Compensation Won

Compensation Won

International interest raised by Waitangi Tribunal ruling on compensation for Moriori descendents of survivors of the 1835 Chathams massacre.  

Law Lord Retires

Law Lord Retires

Lord Cooke of Thorndon, the man whose decisions changed the face of race relations in New Zealand, retires from the Privy Council. “Lord Cooke’s achievement in being appointed as a law lord on his retirement as…

Mussel and Bone

Mussel and Bone

New Zealand green-lipped mussels put the flexibility back into stiff joints.

Curtain falls for Nyree Dawn Porter

Curtain falls for Nyree Dawn Porter

“Forsyte sex symbol who conquered the world”, Kiwi-born and raised star of the 60’s TV show The Forsyte Saga (watched by 100 milllion people in 26 countries) remembered in The Telegraph, The Guardian and…

Not Bully for You

Not Bully for You

New Zealand study underlines the importance of early intervention to prevent young bullies becoming violent offenders.

Edge in the heart of Tinseltown

Edge in the heart of Tinseltown

Russell Crowe and Crouching Tiger herald a takeover of Hollywood by the rest of the world.

Hat Trick

Hat Trick

“I think it has become so normal in New Zealand that there are women in senior positions, that I was taken aback by this attention,” says Dame Silvia Cartwright. The new Gov-Gen completes the female trinity…

Throwing Down the Gimlett

Throwing Down the Gimlett

Terroir – it’s French for “good wine grows here”. Gimlett Gravels in the Hawkes Bay, a patch of gravelly soil that supports 34 wineries, is New Zealand’s first venture into this elite area of wine marketing….

Still sailing

Still sailing

Ian Tew’s soon to be published In Grandfather’s Wake includes an account of finding Grandpa Graham’s old yacht “in full commission” in New Zealand.

Royal Bird

Royal Bird

“No one who has seen an albatross on the wing is ever likely to forget the experience,” says Prince Charles. New Zealand’s Chatham Island albatross is down to 4000 pairs.

Rings v Potter

Rings v Potter

“If the budget on Lord of the Rings is sky-high, so are expectations surrounding the films. Fans of Tolkien’s 1,000-page trilogy about hobbits and elves in the fantasy land called Middle Earth are truly…

Flying Doctor

Flying Doctor

Mama Daktari spent her life working for the African Medical Research Foundation, co-founded by Kiwi Sir Archibald McKindoe.

Skin Jewels

Skin Jewels

Seen on Gwyneth, Bjork and Lauren Hill, New Zealand-educated J Maskrey’s Skin Jewelry described as “one of the most original innovations of recent years”. Also check out the fashionUK feature.

Museum commerce

Museum commerce

“In terms of the interconnections between commerce and culture, the most interesting example is the new national museum of New Zealand, called Te Papa … seen as a model of current museological thinking and…

Into Africa

Into Africa

“These flying doctors, as they are sometimes known, were the inspiration of Wood, Sir Archibald McIndoe of New Zealand and Tom Rees of America. They perceived that the only way to cope with casualties and sickness…

Scottish

Scottish

“The evening’s most accomplished performance comes from the New Zealand tenor Ian Storey, whose Pinkerton is sung with rich and fluent tone and acted with a rare warmth and understanding.”

White Flight = All Black

White Flight = All Black

British journalists fear reverse colonisation as staunch Polynesian men flex their muscles on the rugby field.  

John Bull (& Kiwi)

John Bull (& Kiwi)

Michael Wills’ mother was a New Zealander, and his father an Austrian. Today he is charged with putting British patriotism on New Labour’s agenda.  

Meat and a Green

Meat and a Green

Matthew Norman munches steak, savours Cloudy Bay Sauvignon and wonders if the man next to him has former Gov-Gen Lord Arthur Porritt’s edge vintage in his veins.

Leia Skyjumper

Leia Skyjumper

Carrie Fisher on drugs, Thai food and going stratospheric: ‘I was in New Zealand recently, on one of those bungee catapults, which I was far too old to go on, and just as we were about…

Wave Action

Wave Action

A South Pacific-style reef in Bournemouth is the brain child of Prof Kerry Black of Waikato University. The big waves will help turn the resort into the next “coolest city in the universe”.

Blinding Brilliance

Blinding Brilliance

Blind cricket is played with wicker balls, footballs and cricket balls, all with rattles inside so the players can hear where to hit. The New Zealand team are bowled over by England at the World Cup,…

PC Lost World

PC Lost World

New Zealand will host BBC’s dinosaur/sci-fi classic The Lost World. Offensive passages, referring to “sub-humans noted for their savage behaviour and low intellects” will be removed, cutting down the number of politicians moonlighting as…

Rugger Scrum

Rugger Scrum

Recent south-north tests have created a scrum among sport journalist, players and coaches over playing style and rule reform SMH likes the running game, French coach describes losses as “no-brainers“, Welsh coach Kiwi Graham Henry has…

Kiwi in the House

Kiwi in the House

Kiwifruit-based products from Evolu rate with Estee Lauder, Chanel and Givenchy as a key product line at the House of Fraser, Oxford Street’s newest beauty arena.

Big Cheese

Big Cheese

Juliet Harbutt, self-described “brash, open, jolly New Zealander”, founded the British Cheese Awards to “preach the Gospel of cheese”.

Eco Edge

Eco Edge

“Politicians have got used to being told by their clever advisers and focus groups that the environment isn’t sexy. It doesn’t lead to votes. But that’s where the leadership thing comes in. If politics is merely about…

Stunts at 25mph in six inches of water help to demonstrate the Audi Quattro A6

Stunts at 25mph in six inches of water help to demonstrate the Audi Quattro A6

The ad took nine days to film at Bethell’s Beach on the west coast of New Zealand.

Kiwi Trout: Once Bitten

Kiwi Trout: Once Bitten

Studies at the Cawthorn Institute in Nelson have revealed that trout learn from experience. Fish that have been caught and returned to the water stay out of sight next time. The trout are also smart enough to…

Zambesi Zen

Zambesi Zen

Relax, salute the sun: this summer warm to the meticulously designed, unstructured, ‘new age’ look picked to capture the fashion mood. Yoga inspired spiritual materials for contemplative consumption. Leading the pack of new-agers are…

Sam Neill: vintage celebrity

Sam Neill: vintage celebrity

The Telegraph investigates the latest celebrity trend: the wine-making lifestyle: accessorise with vines, winery and bottling linel. Kiwi Sam Neill makes the star vigneron along with Aussie golfer Greg Norman, French actor Gerrard Depardieu,…

New Zealand weaned spin-king appointed to Buckingham Palace

New Zealand weaned spin-king appointed to Buckingham Palace

We are amused – a colonial has been given the job of putting spin on the damming corgi stories (head of public relations for HM the Q). Currently head of communications for British Airways,…

Classy Champagne

Classy Champagne

New world producers, with the help of the champagne houses, are producing great tasting sparkling wines that are making the originals uncomfortable. Leading the bunch is Daniel Le Brun, making “some rich, classy Kiwi bubbles.”

Want Twins? Ewe May be in Luck

Want Twins? Ewe May be in Luck

New Zealand scientists at the AgResearch Institute have found a gene responsible for twins in sheep, a discovery that could lead to understanding human fertility treatments and contraceptives, as well as increased agricultural production. Sue Galloway…

NZ Study Shows Women on Pill Face Increased Health Risk

NZ Study Shows Women on Pill Face Increased Health Risk

Dr Skegg from the University of Otago, (in a study published in medical journal Lancet) found that although the risk of a fatal clot is still extremely low, women on the pill are nearly ten times more…

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…

The Cold War is Over, but Rogue Kiwi Spy Wants to Sell Secrets to the Russians

The Cold War is Over, but Rogue Kiwi Spy Wants to Sell Secrets to the Russians

Richard Tomlinson, whose ‘licence to spy’ was revoked by MI6 in 1995 is negotiating with a Russian publisher to disclose details of his experiences as an agent. He claims he was unfairly dismissed. MI6 said he was regarded…

Glamorous ballet dancer wooed to the edges of the world by inspirational Kiwi

Glamorous ballet dancer wooed to the edges of the world by inspirational Kiwi

Ballet dancer Polly Benge went from a life of hip restaurants and competitive yoga to a hazardous cycling trip around India with Kiwi chef Tim Molena, 5 years her junior. She has no regrets…

Kiwi Soldier in Adventurous Jungle Escape from Murderous Rebels

Kiwi Soldier in Adventurous Jungle Escape from Murderous Rebels

For three days and three nights, New Zealander, Major David Lingard and three British officers struggled through 50 miles of dense African jungle on the run from murderous rebels in a remote part of Sierra Leone.

Not the Third Way, But the Kiwi Way: Clark Impresses in the Uk

Not the Third Way, But the Kiwi Way: Clark Impresses in the Uk

John Monks, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress, marvels at NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark’s golden ride in government, “That’s a government that knows what it’s doing, that is business-friendly, but insists on some rules too”. …

Thousands Pay Tribute to the Fallen of Gallipoli

Thousands Pay Tribute to the Fallen of Gallipoli

ANZAC Day was celebrated around the world yesterday to honour the 10,000 Australian and New Zealand servicemen who died in the Gallipoli landings 85 years ago.

The Hermit Next Door

The Hermit Next Door

As we enjoy the Easter weekend, James Owen meets the remarkable New Zealand born Brother Aidan – a devout Orthodox Christian and icon painter living in Shropshire – who proves the contemplative life is…

Black Holes, Time Travel and Ramjets

Black Holes, Time Travel and Ramjets

Vanessa Collingridge explores the cosmic questions with a little help from Te Papa: “The nearest I’ve ever been to wormholes as entertainment was in a New Zealand museum …”

Kiwi Editor of Chicago-Sun Times Leaves to Pursue ‘Private Goals’

Kiwi Editor of Chicago-Sun Times Leaves to Pursue ‘Private Goals’

New Zealand born Nigel Wade, 54, former foreign correspondent with the Daily Telegraph in London, said that he was taking a “new direction” in his life after 37 years in journalism.  He has been…

Bishop Raises Eyebrows

Bishop Raises Eyebrows

A New Zealand prelate yesterday urged young people who ignore the Roman Catholic Church’s teaching that premarital sex is sinful to “contracept themselves to the eyebrows”.

Aspirin is Lifesaver for Patients After Major Operations

Aspirin is Lifesaver for Patients After Major Operations

Dr. Anthony Rodgers of the University of Auckland, is leading an international study that has found that low-dose aspirin can save the lives of people having major surgery.

0800 GAZZA – Personalised Phone Numbers Up for Sale in Britain

0800 GAZZA – Personalised Phone Numbers Up for Sale in Britain

Henry Newrick, a New Zealand entrepreneur, who brought the idea to Britain, says, “They will change the way people think about phone numbers and make them more memorable and certainly valuable”.

Wellington: A Village with Skyscrapers

Wellington: A Village with Skyscrapers

“Kia-ora Wellington: All the high-tech architecture in the world cannot disguise the fact that New Zealand’s capital city is still a village at heart.  Paul Gogarty ventures into a very enjoyable timewarp”.