“A bach is New Zealand’s answer to the humble beach cabin, and the Karekare Bach represents the epitome of its building genre,” Ellie Stathaki writes for influential British design magazine, Wallpaper. “The simple wooden…
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NZ Poet Laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh performs ‘New Zealand, the Lucky Country’ and her new poem about Sir Ed, ‘Hillary’s Step’ at the Sir Edmund Hillary Centenary Celebration – a Hillary Centenary Steering Committee (HCSC) event that celebrated the life …
Chair of the Hillary Centenary Steering Committee, Professor Clive Gilson’s closing speech on the Hillary legacy at the Sir Edmund Hillary Centenary Celebration – a Hillary Centenary Steering Committee event that celebrated the life and legacy of Sir Edmund Hillary …
Vice Chancellor of the University of Waikato, Professor Neil Quigley, speaks on the University of Waikato’s Sir Edmund Hillary Centenary Scholarship Programme at the Sir Edmund Hillary Centenary Celebration – a Hillary Centenary Steering Committee (HCSC) event that celebrated the …
Beloved New Zealand actor, winemaker and friend of Sir Ed, Sam Neill, speaks at the Sir Edmund Hillary Centenary Celebration – a Hillary Centenary Steering Committee (HCSC) event that celebrated the life and legacy of Sir Edmund Hillary at NZ …
Sarah and Peter Hillary, Sir Edmund Hillary’s children, and Mike Gill, long term friend and biographer, speak on Hillary history at the Sir Edmund Hillary Centenary Celebration – a Hillary Centenary Steering Committee (HCSC) event that celebrated the life and …
New Zealand Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, speaks at the Sir Edmund Hillary Centenary Celebration – a Hillary Centenary Steering Committee (HCSC) event that celebrated the life and legacy of Sir Edmund Hillary at NZ Parliament, 23 July …
Sophie Mashlan is a young New Zealand folk musician, who has “been rapidly gaining attention for her enchanting performances and evocative songs,” as outlined on her official website. Listen to her performance of Things I Don’t Mean here.
Watch one of the latest installments of How to Dad’s comedic instructional parenting videos – How to Teach a Baby to Run. Jordan Watson, a.k.a How to Dad has become well-known around the world for his clips.
New Zealand actor K.J. Apa is starring in Netflix’ latest teen romantic movie The Last Summer, which follows four friends trying to make the most of their last summer vacation before college. Watch the trailer here.
Air New Zealand used a 3D printed part in one of its planes. They ordered the digital aircraft part file from Singapore, had it made via 3D printing in Los Angeles and then installed on a Boeing 777-300ER before the …
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of a fashion shoot? Watch this vlog to be taken behind-the-scenes with art director Jed Tallo at three ELLE Canada fashion shoots. One of the models featured is Kiwi Georgia Fowler.
Watch the third installment in the National Geographic/Tourism NZ series and follow National Geographic photographer Erika Larsen as she explores the South Island’s Abel Tasman National Park.
The Howl for Change team speaks to Māori filmmaker Heperi Mita about his documentary Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen, “with which he revives his mother’s spirit years after her death.” Watch the 30 minute clip here.
Watch this clip to see and hear a live performance of The Beths in the KEXX studio. The Beths are a New Zealand indie pop band, originally from Auckland. The band currently consists of Elizabeth Stokes, Jonathan Pearce and Benjamin Sinclair.
Late last year iconic New Zealand designer Karen Walker spoke to Cityscape Magazine and shared some advice for emerging designers. Watch the interview here.
In this Tourism NZ clip, join National Geographic Travel illustrator Christoph Niemann and learn about the secrets of Māori woodcarving with a visit to New Zealand’s National Wood Carving School.
In this clip the European Space Agency (ESA) takes you over New Zealand in an edition of the Earth from Space programme. Watch the short video to find out more.
Listen to New Zealand artist PRINS new single Notion here, which is described as “fizzing dance-pop delight, filled with perfect vocals, fresh hooks and flawless instrumentation” by the NZ Music Commission.
Have you gone to the ballet lately? Watch this 7-minute clip to see a summary of the Royal New Zealand Ballet‘s year in 2018 and hear Patricia Barker, the Artistic Director RNZB speak about the ballet organisation.
Listen to freediver William Trubridge‘s TED Talk to be taken on your very first free dive. The New Zealander shares with the Christchurch audience what it feels like to dive deep and why he does it.
Watch this video by Tourism NZ to join National Geographic Travel writer Heather Greenwood Davis’ wild encounter with dolphins in New Zealand’s Kaikoura.
Watch the highlights of this year’s IRONMAN New Zealand 2019 here. The race was won by Mike Phillips (Christchurch) and Jocelyn McAuley(USA). McAuley finished with a 2:58:07 marathon and a new IRONMAN New Zealand course record.
Justin Rogers and Kalyani Nagarajan, who star in Mrs Krishnan’s Party, speak to the Cafe about the comedy produced by Indian Ink Theatre company.
Immerse yourself in New Zealand’s North Island’s rich history and Maori culture in this clip by Tourism New Zealand. There is plenty of history, culture and geo thermal wonders to see.
Actors Joe Naufahu & Jayden Daniels were challenged to do ten awesome things in the Bay of Islands in one weekend. See how many they ticked off.
Kiwi love story Daffodils which is based on the play by Rochelle Bright will be starring Rose McIver (iZombie) and George Mason (Go Girls) as well as Kimbra. The film is due to be released in March 2019. Watch the …
Have you visited Hobbiton yet? Watch this video by ‘Going Awesome Places’ to get an insight into what a tour of the movie set entails.
Listen to Jess B’s song Take It Down here. The rapper, who grew up in New Zealand was featured on YouTube’s ‘Artists to Watch’ 2019 list.
Watch this clip to see highlights of the New Zealand Breakers’ record-breaking win against the Illawara Hawks. The video was published by the National Basketball League.
Sid Sahrawat is one of the most well-know chefs in Auckland. Listen to this clip to hear him talk about Sidart and Cassia – restaurants that were crowned the best restaurant of the year as well as runner up by …
New Zealand actor KJ Apa has participated in an episode of Vanity Fair’s Slang School in which he teaches viewers New Zealand slang. He is known for his role as Archie Andrews in Riverdale as well as his role of Jenkins in Shortland …
Watch this 8-minute clip to see how seven content creators explore New Zealand’s South Island, “pushing themselves to their furthest limits.” With @artofvisuals, @braedin, @itsbigben, @shortstache, @emmett_sparling, @kylevandever.
Filmmakers from Natural History New Zealand (NHNZ) are on a mission to tell the stories of Indonesia’s orphaned orangutans in their documentary called Orangutan Jungle School. Watch the trailer here.
Watch this clip to see Auckland teenager Bene’s first single Tough Guy. Bene was featured on YouTube’s ‘Artists to Watch’ 2019 list Australia, New Zealand.
Jordan Watson a.k.a ‘How to Dad’ has made a name for himself with his funny dad themed “educational” videos. His YouTube channel has over 250000 subscribers. Watch his guide for new dads here.
Watch this clip by World Rugby to see a compilation of the best tries from a sensational weekend of rugby sevens. Fiji won the New Zealand leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series.
Paora Joseph’s Māui’s Hook explores and invites open discussion of suicide through the brave testimony of five grieving families travelling to Cape Reinga. The film screened at this year’s NZ International Film Festival.
When a Hahei local recently took a dip off the coast of Coromandel, she never expected to be surrounded by a pod of orca whales. Watch the incredible drone footage here.
What happens when a New Zealander makes a tourism video about Australia? NZ comedian Chris Drabble has created a mock tourism ad for Australia which pokes fun at Queensland and its various deadly animals. Watch it here.
Watch Broods’ latest music video ‘Everything Goes Wow’, from their upcoming album “Don’t Feed The Pop Monster”. The album will be available February 1, 2019. Broods is a music duo from Nelson, New Zealand.
Kiwi duo Flight of the Conchords, composed of musicians Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, recently released a new song called “Father and Son.” Watch this clip to hear their live performance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”.
In this clip Kiwi Singer Mitch James shares 21 facts about himself “that you didn’t know”. Mitch James is best known for his songs “No Fixed Abode”, “Move On” and “21”.
Happy New Year! Watch this clip to see and relive the Auckland New Year’s Eve fireworks display. Tens of thousands of viewers gathered at the city’s landmark on the night.
In one of his latest clips, Jordan Watson a.k.a. How to Dad shows parents all over the world how to push a baby in a stroller. Watch the comedic clip here.
Alien Weaponry recently performed live at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2018. Watch the video to see their performance.
In Summer in New Zealand you see them all around Pōhutukawa trees. Watch this clip to hear history curator Katie Cooper talk about the pōhutukawa as a New Zealand Christmas icon.
Watch this short clip to hear four members of the NZ Police sing Christmas carols in a stairwell at their headquarters. Their performances of ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Winter Wonderland’ have been praised by Kiwi users on Facebook.
New Zealand is known around the world for its magnificent landscapes, but also for its success in the game of rugby. Watch this ten-minute film by the Olympic Channel to hear more about how rugby transformed NZ into a sports …
Have you been to this year’s Farmers Santa Parade? Watch the video published by iTravelTube to get a glimpse of the parade, which celebrated its 85th birthday on 2nd Dec 2018.
Aquaman star Jason Momoa has wowed fans when he led a massive red carpet haka at the film’s premiere on December 13. Watch this video by Variety to see the haka.
The 19.4 kilometres Tongariro Alpine Crossing is one of the most well-known day hikes in New Zealand. Though beautiful it can be dangerous. Watch the video to get to know the track and learn how to prepare for a successful day …
Have you heard of the Tiaki promise? Tiaki means to care for people and place; the Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand while travelling. Watch Tourism NZ’s clip to find out more.
Air New Zealand recently released a new safety video – Kiwi Safety. The video is their largest scale safety video with a 600-strong cast including well-known Kiwi actor Julian Dennison and has been received with mixed reviews. Watch it here.
The All Blacks 7s have won their first Dubai title since 2009. The team claimed the Emirates International Trophy beating the United States 21-5. Watch the highlights here
Their cover of Queen’s iconic hit ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in Te Reo Māori has catapulted Whangārei Hātea Kapa Haka group to online fame with the video going viral on Facebook. Watch the cover here.