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Graeme Mahy Looks to Brew up Some Beauties in NSW

Graeme Mahy Looks to Brew up Some Beauties in NSW

New Zealander Graeme Mahy was a key player in setting up Murray’s Craft Brewing Co. in NSW in 2006 before travelling the world to gain knowledge about beer production and also impart…

Gym President Sarah Robb O’Hagan Recommends Mindfulness

Gym President Sarah Robb O’Hagan Recommends Mindfulness

Sarah Robb O’Hagan, president of America’s Equinox fitness chain, believes in the links between exercise and confidence, and beauty and strength. Not surprisingly, the New Zealander is also a tri-athlete. But O’Hagan wasn’t always…

Jackson to Be Honoured with Walk of Fame Star

Jackson to Be Honoured with Walk of Fame Star

Sir Peter Jackson will be immortalised in brass as one of the movie world’s greats with the director set to get his name on a Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame star. “Being honoured with a…

Smith-Gobat to Make Trio of US Climbing Record Attempts

Smith-Gobat to Make Trio of US Climbing Record Attempts

World-class rock climber New Zealander Mayan Smith-Gobat, 34, will soon begin three ambitious free climbs in California’s Yosemite Valley, including one world record speed attempt – to free climb a 1444m-high rock formation in…

Harvard University Farm Purchase Draws Mixed Reaction

Harvard University Farm Purchase Draws Mixed Reaction

Harvard University’s decision to buy a 1300-hectare Otago dairy farm drew mixed reactions from New Zealand politicians. Winston Peters, New Zealand First’s Leader, criticised New Zealand’s Overseas Investment Office’s approval of the purchase. But…

Flipping out in a Biplane

Flipping out in a Biplane

“New Zealand offers just about every adventure activity you can think of – and many more you’ve likely never even considered,” Elissa Richard writes for Yahoo News Singapore. “Ever wanted to be a pilot? Or…

Player of the Year

Player of the Year

Black Caps captain Daniel Vettori, 31, has won New Zealand Cricket’s top award: Player of the Year. Vettori also won the Walter Hadlee trophy for being the best ODI bowler. “Daniel is and has…

Facebook’em

Facebook’em

Queenstown police have caught a burglar by posting footage of a man trying to break into a safe on the social networking site Facebook. The burglar broke into the Franklin Tavern in Queenstown and…

Microsoft’s Gatekeeper

Microsoft’s Gatekeeper

Christopher Liddell, Chief Financial Officer at Microsoft since 2005, and the former senior New Zealand business leader is the architect of Microsoft’s recent $44.6 billion takeover offer for Yahoo. Liddell is now dealing with…

Keeping it Local

Keeping it Local

One of NZ’s most successful producers Tim White returned to work on Toa Fraser’s debut feature No.2. An Ilam graduate, White’s producing credits include Ned Kelly, Map of the Human Heart, Two Hands, Oscar…

The Amazing Phil

The Amazing Phil

New Zealand presenter and producer Phil Keoghan has continued his winning streak with The Amazing Race. Produced by Hollywood heavyweight Jerry Bruckheimer, the show was named outstanding reality programme for the third time at…

Comedy with a Conscience

Comedy with a Conscience

The Ball, an Australian spoof of The Piano by Anny Slater, has been nominated by the UN for a Media Peace Prize. According to Canada’s St Johns Film Festival, “The Ball is a hilarious…

Captain Conjuror

Captain Conjuror

Veteran Auckland performer and Grand Master of Magic, Tony Wilson, was recently inaugurated as President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. The Brotherhood was founded in the early 1920s and comprises nearly 15,000 magicians globally.

Designs on Nike

Designs on Nike

NZ company Designer Textiles has won a contract with sports apparel company Nike. Nike has agreed to use Designer Textiles’ merino advanced performance program (MAPP) in manufacturing its ACG range of outdoor sports shoes. The AGC range will…

Go Speed Racer

Go Speed Racer

NZ director Roger Donaldson is bringing the life of Invercargill’s legendary motorcyclist Burt Munro to the silver screen, with Sir Anthony Hopkins in the starring role. Entitled The World’s Fastest Indian (after the 1920…

Jane and the Weta

Jane and the Weta

Weta Workshop is collaborating with Toronto-based animation house Nelvana to produce a CGI television series of Martin Baynton’s popular Jane and the Dragon books. The 26-episode series is Weta’s first foray into children’s programming….

Fujinaki Tours Ltd.

Fujinaki Tours Ltd.

29 October 2003 – Hoping that The Last Samurai will do for Taranaki what LotR has done for its various NZ locations, local guide James Heremaia has added the ‘A Mountain Like Fuji’ tour to his…

Runway Successes

Runway Successes

19 October 2003 – The usual suspects stood out from the crowd at the 2003 L’Oreal NZ Fashion Week in Auckland, with WORLD (above), Nom*D, and Zambesi flying the edge flag for innovative and individual…

Winning Edge

Winning Edge

2002 women’s rugby world champions, the Black Ferns, stormed a two-test series against a World XV with two convincing wins; 37-0 in Auckland, 38-19 in Whangarei. Chief point scorers in the second match were Mere Kingi,…

Rings Exhibition Lord of Museum Toll-Gates

Rings Exhibition Lord of Museum Toll-Gates

The Lord of the Rings exhibition opened at London’s Science Museum in September, and has already proven to be the most successful show in the institution’s history. Developed and presented by Te Papa, over 14,000…

Paramount Acquires Antipodean Direction

Paramount Acquires Antipodean Direction

Andrew Dominick – the NZ-born director behind hit Aussie film Chopper – is soon to make his mark on the US movie scene. Dominick has been signed to develop and direct The Demolished Man…

NZer to Head World Bank

NZer to Head World Bank

Banker John Austin has been appointed to the helm of the Washington-based World Bank (one of the world’s largest sources of financial assistance for developing countries). Austin has resigned from his current position, as head of private…

Truffles R Us

Truffles R Us

An English farmer aims to bring truffles – “the black diamond of the fungi world” – to the masses using technology purchased from the NZ Institute for Crop and Food Research. Nigel Hadden-Paton…

Faceless Fame

Faceless Fame

As the voice of Star Wars: Episode II character Tuan We, NZ actress Rena Owen has added a strange new dimension to her working life. Now based in LA, the Once Were Warriors star…

Harper’s Hot List

Harper’s Hot List

New Zealand destinations feature strongly in veteran resort-rater Andrew Harper’s recommendations for 2003. Huka Lodge (Taupo) and Blanket Bay (Glenorchy) crop up in both the Top Ten International Resort Hotels and Top Ten International Resort Hideaways.

The Crowe Road to Oscar Success?

The Crowe Road to Oscar Success?

Russell Crowe is named Actor of the Year by the Broadcast Film Critics Association for his lead role in A Beautiful Mind. Crowe has won the award for the last three years.

Counting Down and Counting Up

Counting Down and Counting Up

The 31st America’s Cup is 13 months away, but the Hauraki Gulf is already a hive of activity as 1 syndicates prepare to battle for the Auld Mug. And Government puffs up Team NZ’s sails with…

DMXAA Discovery Fights Cancer

DMXAA Discovery Fights Cancer

Yahoo News recognises Professors Bruce Baguley and William Denny of the Cancer Society Research Centre , University of Auckland, for their discovery of DMXAA, a significant new development in to cancer research.

Fox judging

Fox judging

Award winning edge-actress Kerry Fox sits in the judging seat for the 54th Locarno International Film Festival.

Carbon Up

Carbon Up

New Zealand’s carbon emissions rose 22% in the 1990’s, almost certainly putting Kyoto targets out of reach.

Russell cooking

Russell cooking

Russell Crowe’s Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts hots up Texas barbeque with proceeds going to the city’s Settlement Home for troubled youth. As well as being a New Zealander and an Australian, Crowe has…

Big Dollar Boys

Big Dollar Boys

New Zealand energy family the Todds become the first New Zealanders to make the Forbes 500 list of the world’s wealthiest people, coming in at 490 with a net worth of US$1 billion.

Thought for Today

Thought for Today

“I do believe one ought to face facts. If you don’t they get behind you and may become terrors, nightmares, giants, horrors. As long as one faces them one is top dog.” –

In the Xbox

In the Xbox

Set to revolutionize gameplaying, Microsoft’s up-coming Xbox will have tools and middleware developed by  Auckland-based Right Hemisphere. The New Zealand company has signed with Microsoft to create custom versions of its Deep Paint 3D and Texture…

Running Man

Running Man

Adrian Blincoe, promising young NZ middle-distance runner, helps the Villanova Wildcats to a historic victory in the Men’s Distance Medley at the NCAA Penn Relays.  

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

The US could look at New Zealand’s hydroelectricity as a model for cleaning up its act.

Relations Open

Relations Open

New Zealand to open diplomatic relations with North Korea.  

Return to the scene

Return to the scene

Despite facing the sixth anniversary of the day Neil Finn saved his life by pulling him from a Piha rip, Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder is preparing to return to New Zealand for the…

Mega-Catch

Mega-Catch

New Zealand Envirosafe Technologies’ mega-catch mosquito trap looks like a “harmless, black plastic birdcage”, but, to a mosquito, it looks and smells exactly like a juicy human target.

Rock Face

Rock Face

“New Zealand is one of the few places on earth where a novice can partake in the wild and woolly sport known as canyoning: an odd combination of hiking and rock climbing.”

Gene Out of the Bottle

Gene Out of the Bottle

A gene identified by Auckland National Women’s Hospital researchers may help woman at risk of early menopause to plan children or have eggs frozen for later.

She’s Right

She’s Right

New Zealand business confidence hits two-year high.  

Love Who You Are

Love Who You Are

High spirits and grief at Hero, New Zealand’s premier gay pride event.

Smart Milk

Smart Milk

Breast is best for premature babies according to Christchurch School of Medicine researchers. Brest-fed babies have a slighter higher IQ at ages 7 and 8, compared to their peers raised on the bottle.

Locally Better

Locally Better

Staying awake with a local anesthetic may reduce surgical complications by 30% states an Auckland University study published in the British Medical Journal.

Avvid Attention

Avvid Attention

New Zealand Government Departments can talk to each other with maximum efficiency, thanks to AVVID, “one of the  largest end-to-end IP telephony networks in the world.”  

High Stakes

High Stakes

Christchurch Casinos Limited and international affiliate CryptoLogic have debuted Kiwi Casino on the net. Punters drop their dollars surrounded by “the exotic sub-tropical rainforests of New Zealand”.

NZ Economy Surged

NZ Economy Surged

New Zealand’s economy surged two percent for the June quarter, Statistics New Zealand has revealed.

Fair Go, Mate!

Fair Go, Mate!

Game theory is used by many branches of the social sciences to help explain some the seemingly irrational behaviour of humans. Paul Walker, a New Zealand academic, has constructed a time-line of the development of games theory…

The Ubiquitous Crowe Tabloid Dispatch

The Ubiquitous Crowe Tabloid Dispatch

“Hollywood’s golden girl Meg in marriage split … Crowe has become Hollywood’s latest heart-throb since starring as Maximus, in the summer’s most successful blockbuster. Ryan is reported to have spent considerable time with Crowe…