New Zealand’s booming film and TV industry in a ‘golden era’ thanks to Covid safe haven

There’s faith that any party politics is something the sector can transcend – the industry-led working groups set up on the former forward-thinking initiatives are a hallmark of a sector “starting to grow up”, Durey says.

The New Zealand passport – the ‘powerful’ little black book everyone wants their name in

Another person who certainly feels Kiwi but officially isn’t is Phil Weiss. Born in the UK to a German father and English mother, he manages to hold both UK and German passports, a rarity as Germany does not allow dual citizenship. However, there is a loophole which allows children of German citizens born in a […]

New Zealand now the most powerful passport in the world

“USA passport holders, for example, were able to travel to the same number of countries as New Zealand (80). Due to the poor handling of Covid-19, not many countries welcome American travellers and their Mobility Score has only recovered by 15 per cent to 92 countries.”

New Zealand, Ireland could fill ECB void in 2021 if World Test Championship is cancelled

“We have had a level of engagement in relation to the possibility of a Test in England in 2021,” Warren Deutrom, the chief executive of Cricket Ireland, told ESPNcricinfo. “It’s not in the current FTP so we fully understand it can only work around ECB’s busy schedule. We’re happy to be patient until those discussions […]

Augusta Capital to offer Kiwi investors an investment in the $178m Visy Glass bottling facility in Auckland

The glass bottling and distribution facility is located at 752 Great South Road, Penrose, in Auckland. It is a 67,000 square metre industrial property and will deliver $8m in rent a year with 3 per cent yearly rent increases. It is spread across an 8.57 hectare site.

Costco delays its New Zealand launch, but is actively looking for additional sites

In April, it was revealed that Costco planned to spend more than $100 million on the store, which would offer the chain’s full format, including a Costco fuel station, tyre centre, food court, optometrist, and hearing aid services along with groceries and homewares.

‘Nomadland’ Wins Toronto People’s Choice Award, But What Does It All Mean For Oscar? Plus, TIFF Wrapup As New York Fest Gets Going

Related Story New York Film Festival Puts Tradition Into Turnaround To Meet The Drive-In Moment The People’s Choice winner at TIFF, since a streak that started in 2011, has been guaranteed at the very least an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, and in some cases like Green Book, Slumdog Millionaire, and others a Best Picture win. […]

New Zealand’s big role in saving Tokelau’s language from extinction

“Even if you can’t speak Tokelauan now, do it, it’s never too late. Not knowing how to speak the language doesn’t mean you’re not a Tokelauan – no one will ever take that heritage from you.”

Air New Zealand offering ‘Mystery Break’ packages for guests who don’t really care where they go

“We’re really excited to have refreshed Mystery Breaks — it’s part of doing our bit to boost local tourism,” said Jeremy O’Brien, Air New Zealand’s general manager of brand and marketing. “Previously these had been mostly purchased by corporate customers, but we’ve developed the packages further to appeal to leisure travelers.”

‘I am stuck, I am going to maximise my time here.’ Dubai tour guide makes most of six months stranded in New Zealand

Cape Reinga and Hobbiton were also among her favourite places she visited. But she says a highlight of her time in New Zealand was getting to meet up with a Kiwi family who had been on one of her tours in Dubai back in January and took her under their wing while she was in […]