New Zealand News Bulletin June 22, 2018

DENVER, CO: – If anyone is in Denver for this weekend’s New Zealand vs England rugby ‘league’ test match, please note that there are a number of fellow NZer’s attending and a get together has been arranged by the good folks at Kia Ora Kiwis. Check out their website at for more details.


 SITUATIONS WANTED: – Originally from London (an American citizen born overseas) and having spent the last twelve years living in New Zealand, Dani Larimer is seeking a new adventure, to live and work in New York. Inspired by the arts, in all shapes and forms, she enjoys looking at the world from different perspectives. Unafraid to take the hard road, she thrives from a challenge and is a quick learner. She prides herself on her work ethic and ability to form strong lasting relationships and has a Bachelor of Design (BDes) Double Major: Fashion Design & Communications Massey University. If you would like to know more about Dani, please email her directly at


DUB PIES: – If any of your neighborhood restaurants/pubs/bars are looking for a top quality pie they may want to consider the selection of pies from DUB

And not only do DUB supply the pies, they also supply ovens, warmers and freezers to get things going. Check their website at

Or call Gareth Hughes at 718-974-1683


CONVERSATION STARTER: – “In a bid to tackle climate change, scientists have teamed up with New Zealand farmers to try and make sheep a little less gassy,” writes Joe Pinkstone in an article for the Daily Mail. “Sheep, much like cows, produce large amounts of methane over the course of their lifetime through flatulence and burping. The greenhouse gas is one of the leading causes of global warming, making up around 16 per cent of all emissions worldwide.” “Livestock emissions are the leading cause of greenhouse gases in New Zealand.”

Check out more on this story at


THIS DAY IN NZ HISTORY: – June 22nd, 1954 – Armed with a brick in a stocking, 16-year-old Pauline Parker and her best friend Juliet Hulme, 15, became two of New Zealand’s most notorious murderers when they killed Pauline’s mother, Honora, in Victoria Park, Christchurch.

The girls’ trial was a sensation. Much of the evidence presented by witnesses focused on the close relationship between Parker and Hulme, their absorption with one another, and their fantasies about becoming famous novelists. When their parents, concerned that the girls’ friendship had become obsessive and co-dependent, threatened to separate them, they had reacted violently.

Parker and Hulme were found guilty, sentenced to indefinite imprisonment, and ordered never to contact each other again.

The case remains one of New Zealand’s most infamous murders and lives on in popular culture, having inspired a play, Michaelanne Forster’s Daughters of heaven, and Peter Jackson’s Academy Award-nominated film Heavenly creatures.

The two young women were released after serving about five years in prison. Juliet Hulme later changed her name to Anne Perry and became a successful writer. Both she and Parker now live in the United Kingdom.


INTRODUCING LUCY COLE AND DECLAN McKEEFREY: – Lucy and Declan are fellow NZer’s having recently arrived in NYC from Wellington after winning the green card lottery.

Both are loving life in the city so far and have been making the most of all the fantastic bars, restaurants, and entertainment the city has to offer.

They have made the move with the goal of building successful careers in Finance in NYC.

Originally from the Hawkes Bay, Lucy attended Woodford House in Havelock North before moving to Wellington to study Finance, Economics and Accounting at Victoria University. After graduating, Lucy spent three years in the Corporate Finance Team at Deloitte working on company valuations and financial modelling for public and private projects, due diligence and general financial advisory engagements. In this time, she also completed all three levels of the CFA program and is now looking to use her transferrable skills in investment markets, wealth management or corporate FP&A and strategy.

Lucy is passionate about health and fitness (she even worked at a gym part-time through University) and staying active whether through running, competing at CrossFit or taking circuit class. She has an active interest in property investing, as well as personal finance/investing and Fintech. Lucy was on the Dean’s List for Excellence at Victoria University, an AYUSA world representative and is a Duke of Edinburgh Gold award recipient.

Declan attended Wanganui Collegiate School, where he was Head Prefect, before studying for his Bachelors at Victoria University of Wellington. After graduating, Declan spent three years at Russell Investments in Wellington looking after their New Zealand client-base and selling mutual funds to retail and institutional investors. Following this, he spent two years at Wellington-based boutique Harbour Asset Management performing investment analysis, trade implementation and portfolio management support of the Fixed Income desk. Declan is also a CFA Charterholder and is looking to continue in investment markets either in research and analysis or client strategy.

Rugby and Cricket were Declan’s main passions growing up, where he represented both Wellington and Central Districts in age-group cricket and Wellington at Rugby. Declan was selected for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Cricket side in 2007 alongside current BlackCaps Kane Williamson, Corey Anderson and Tom Latham. Declan remains heavily active and interested in sports as well as personal investing, Fintech and small businesses. He also represented New Zealand at the Pacific Rim International Camp for Young Leaders in Nagano, Japan.

Both Lucy and Declan are interested in connecting with fellow Kiwis in Finance in NYC and any opportunities in this space. Lucy can be reached at and Declan at

SITUATIONS WANTED: – Gemma Keay is a fellow NZer  living here in the big apple. She moved over on a scholarship internship and is now in the job hunt market. She has experience in a wide range of industries and has completed a Bachelor of Business with honours in International Business and Management. Gemma is here on a J1-Visa and if anyone knows of any entry-level job opportunities in New York, please contact her directly at Resume upon request.’ 


 AH RATS!! – And how infested is your neighborhood?  Check out the Rat Map here




NZ News Bulletin

Kia Ora folks, I plan on sending out a news bulletin next week. If you have anything you would like included, – situations wanted – situations vacant – company news – introductions – pet sitting services – upcoming events – apartments to rent/sell/buy – etc. etc., please email me by Tuesday June 19th.