RIP Graeme Lindsay

Dear fellow New Zealanders and friends of NZ. It is with great sadness I advise the passing of New Zealander Graeme Lindsay today. Originally from Oamaru Graeme attended St Kevin’s College, and went on to become a Fulbright scholar and graduate from Massey University.

He moved to the US in 1974 with the NZ Meat Board and went onto run the NZ Lamb Co. in North America. Graeme was a pioneer of things NZ in NY City and beyond, such as founding the NZ picnic, co founding the Kiwi Club of NY, sitting on the BOD of Kea North America and the American New Zealand Association where he was instrumental in raising nearly a million dollars to support school Christchurch children after the devastating earthquake.

Behind the scenes he quietly helped many NZ companies enter the US market. He also helped individuals work through various issues always holding confidentiality. He was the go to guy for many including non New Zealanders. He will be missed by, oh ,so many.
Graeme’s wonderful life partner Nancy Hart will advise of funeral details and I will forward accordingly.

RIP Graeme Lindsay

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 www.kiaorausakiwis.com for more details.

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 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 d.larimer@live.com

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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 https://www.dubpies.com/

Or call Gareth Hughes at 718-974-1683


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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 www.nzedge.com

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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.

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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 lucyrcole@outlook.com and Declan at declanmckeefry@gmail.com

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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 gemmaannekeay@gmail.com. Resume upon request.’ 

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 AH RATS!! – And how infested is your neighborhood?  Check out the Rat Map here
https://nypost.com/2018/06/06/the-most-rat-infested-neighborhoods-in-new-york-city/

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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.

Cheers

New Zealand News Bulletin May 29, 2018

INTRODUCING CHRIS SPENCER – originally from Auckland Chris moved to NYC in January 1977.

Prior to his move to NYC he attended Kings College in Auckland as a boarder before graduating from NYU with a BA in Urban Design (Town Planning)

During his time in NYC was the Creative Director for Comedy Central before joining HBO where he ended up as an Executive Vice President. Part of the responsibilities as EVP included launching the HBO GO channel and developing strategies and launch materials for key International ventures with SKY Atlantic, HBO Nordic, HBO Asia and HBO Eastern Europe.

Prior to his position of EVP at HBO he was the creative lead in the in-house Marketing team at HBO where he worked on the launch of Sex and the City, The Sopranos, Six feet Under, The Wire, Deadwood, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Game of Thrones and other well-known HBO series.

He is now based in Washington DC where he is the Executive Vice President of Marketing Creative for National Geographic Partners with a focus on the TV channels (Nat Geo, Wild and Kids), but he also works for the National Geographic Society. (The Society is 138 years old!)

When he’s not working Chris and his wife Kim are dedicated outdoor types and enjoy snowboarding, road cycling, mountain biking and scuba diving.

PS – Chris tells me he has no formal television qualifications – He got into TV completely by accident. While at NYU he worked as a liquor store delivery boy and some of the clients worked in production and got him a few gigs as a freelance Production Assistant.

Chris can be contacted at cbspencer58@gmail.com

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Want to impress your American friends this 4th of July? How about baking them an American Flag Ice Cream cake? Piece of cake……right?

https://food52.com/recipes/71568-american-flag-ice-cream-cake

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HENRY WONG DOE – Famed NZ pianist Henry Wong Doe is performing with his friend Julliard colleague Eugenia Choi Yamaha Artist Services New York, June 28, 7:00pm. The program will include Beethoven’s great Kreutzer sonata, alongside the charming, folk-inspired Sonata No. 2 by Grieg.

Prior to this, he will be giving the world premiere of composer Daniel Temkin’s work Dreamed Landscapes for the 2018 Pennsylvania Music Teachers Conference on June 8,

Henry has performed in Carnegie Hall, New York, Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, Sydney Opera House in Australia, St.Martin-in-the-Fields, London, U.K., Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay Singapore, and Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv, Israel. He has been a featured artist at the Busoni International Piano Festival in Bolzano, Italy, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series in Chicago, USA and the Brussels Piano Festival in Belgium.

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CONVERSATION STARTER (NUMBER 1) –On this day (May 29, 1953) Hillary and Tenzing reach summit of Everest. https://nzhistory.govt.nz/edmund-hillary-and-tensing-norgay-reach-summit-of-everest

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YIKES!! – It must have been a ghoulish sight. At the slaughter yards of Frankton Junction, near Hamilton, New Zealand, in October 1886, workers found a sheep picked clean to the bones. Some creature, they reported, had taken the carcass from the hook where it hung, eaten its flesh, and then departed, leaving only a strange trail of footprints unlike any other they had seen. Men gathered their guns and revolvers and kept watch for its return.

More Info here – https://tinyurl.com/ya5v332d

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CONGRATULATIONS ADAM JENKINS – Art meets entertainment meets information in this ambitious new project from Oscar-winning creative studio Framestore. Adam Jenkins, fellow NZer and Executive Producer at Framestore
https://tinyurl.com/y8xhmth6has architected a joint venture partnership with Hudson Yards, the largest private development in US history, to help develop the future of smart, urban environments. The interconnected digital displays will transform information, advertisements, data and entertainment into art, using unparalleled technology.

 Set to debut May 2019 the programmatic, real-time and personalized content will connect behavioral, shopping, location and social data from Hudson Yards visitors and residents to glamorously stylized displays. The project is the first of its kind—scaling bespoke advertising, news and entertainment content to thousands of people.

Adam can be contacted at 4adamjenkins@gmail.com

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 INTRODUCING DEAN (JACK OF ALL TRADES) WALKER – Originally from Blenheim Dean arrived in NYC in 1998.

He is the son of a Maori father (Joe) who was a shearer, and mother (Joan) of Irish ancestry who was a receptionist.  His dad worked for and eventually took over the shearing business of All Black Alan Sutherland.

Dean was bought up in a time when Marlborough rugby was at its strongest and the sport had a major influence on his life. He represented Marlborough in all age groups with his crowning achievement being selected for the South Island under 16 team and the New Zealand under 17 squad.

He attended Marlborough Boys College and represented them in rugby, athletics, softball and golf.

After college he moved to Wellington (Petone) where he attended a Maori Affairs Trade Trainee course in carpentry. While in Wellington he represented the province in under 18 rugby and excelled at boxing where he won the New Zealand Light Heavyweight Novice Boxing title under the guidance of Alan Scaife and Bill Byrne.

In 1992 he served as volunteer member of Task-Force Green to help Rebuild Western Samoa after Cyclone Val’s devastation. This volunteer group rebuilt a Hospital in Tuasivi and a College in Avao, on the Island of Savaii. While there he played Rugby for the Village of Avao.

1993/94 he was sponsored for an H1B work visa in New York City as a Model/Actor and while here played rugby for the Village Lions and the New York Rugby Club. 

In 1995 he returned to NZ and worked part time as a Social Worker at Epuni Residential Center in Wellington and continued his boxing career.

In 1997 he represented New Zealand at boxing and won his fight as part of the 100th anniversary of the New Zealand vs Ireland match when Bob Fitzsimmons won the World Heavyweight Title

1998 he turned Professional as a Boxer in the USA

In 2000 he started working in personal security for a former New Zealand and British SAS agent and in 2001 worked as a volunteer for during the 9/11WTC emergency. 

Dean considers himself lucky to have loving family and friends who have given him strength and support throughout his life. He is still in the Private Security business with many different clients and companies however, due to confidentiality agreements he cannot go into any details.

Dean can be contacted at dhwalker19@gmail.com

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CONVERSATION STARTER (NUMBER 2) – Did you know? Fellow NZer Paul Lasike will be playing for the US Eagles rugby team when they take on New Zealand Maori in Chicago on November https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/soldier-field-rugby-2018-chicago-usa-eagles-maori-all-blacks/

Paul went to school in Utah where he played college football and was signed by the Arizona Cardinals before joining the Chicago Bears in 2015/16. He now plays for the Utah Warriors team of Major League Rugby.
More info here at the Chicago Tribune:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-bears-paul-lasike-rugby-20180515-story.html

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AND FINALLY, DON’T FORGET – If you have dual citizenship you can vote in the NY Primary on June 1st (https://ballotpedia.org/New_York_elections,_2018)

 

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NEW ZEALAND NEWS BULLETIN MAY 1, 2018

Thank you for the compliments and contributions to the last News Bulletin. I’m out of the country from May 1 through May 15 so the next one will go out on/or about May 21. If you have anything you would like included, please email me details at geoffandrews@gmail.com before May 19th

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“DID YOU KNOW” – The story of the ANZAC Day Dawn Service in NYC – From Andrew Webber. “From where I stood it looked like there were over 200 people at the ANZAC Day dawn service in NYC last Wednesday. It was wet, cold and windy but not as bad as what our grandparents, great grandparents, and family friends endured 100 years ago.

Eleven years ago fellow New Zealander’s Cris Stephen and Geoff Andrews were discussing how unusual it was that New York City did not have an ANZAC Day Dawn Service. This was coupled with the increasing challenge presented by the small existing venue for commemoration at the Anzac Memorial Garden in the Rockefeller Center, which hosted an 11am service on the Sunday closest to ANZAC Day each year, but which could only accommodate limited numbers.  Wanting to ensure that a dawn event that was accessible to all was put in place, Cris, ex-NZ Army and currently serving at the UN, and Geoff, former RNZN rating, decided to do something about it.

They began looking for a military monument in NYC that incorporated the Australian and New Zealand flags and thanks to Ms. Jill Manelli of the NYC Parks Dept. found the Korean War Memorial in lower Manhattan. Geoff sought permission from the NYPD and the Parks Dept. to hold a service at the memorial and permission was granted.

They then started actively raising the proposal for the staging of an informal Dawn Service within the NZ and Australian community in NY, where it soon gained momentum. Thereupon, Geoff received a phone call from the then NZ Ambassador Roy Ferguson in Washington DC asking….”What the hell are you doing Geoffrey? You can’t hijack ANZAC Day”, to which Geoff responded ”We were not trying to hijack ANZAC Day, Ambassador. We simply thought that a city as important as New York should have a dawn service, and Cris and I are prepared to put it together.” The Ambassador paused before saying ”You’re right. Carry on and let me know how I can help.”

With this encouragement, soon combined with the formal support of the New Zealand and Australian Consulates, the planning was put in place and word spread, resulting in the first Dawn Service in New York being held at the Rockefeller Center in 2008, attracting over 100 people. The scale of attendees soon made it clear however that the Memorial Garden would not be able to host such an event going forward, particularly as interest rose, and the venue was shifted to the Korean War Memorial.

The Dawn Service was held in that area until Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, which saw the venue closed for repairs until further notice. A decision was then made to move the service to the Vietnam War Memorial at 55 Water Street where it has been held ever since, now attended by hundreds of Australian and New Zealanders, along with representatives of the international military community in New York, and the United States military. A decade on, the Dawn Service is now a fixture in the calendar for both communities, and is a fitting commemoration for those that have served.

Lest we forget.

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“TRAVELLING WITHOUT BAGS” – Resident invites New York based New Zealanders and our friends to ‘Travelling Without Bags’ — a month-long experiential installation in the heart of New York City opening this Tuesday, May 1. 

The Auckland-based furniture and lighting brand Resident represents designers including Jamie Mclellan (now senior designer at Allbirds shoes), Nat Cheshire, Simon James, and London-based Philippe Malouin, the winner of this year’s Wallpaper* Designer of the Year award. 

 Over the course of May this year, Resident’s first independent show will be open daily to the public, media and trade, in a 3000-square-foot gallery in Nolita designed by emerging interiors superstar, Rufus Knight

 There will be events at the space throughout the month, which will cross over with the NYCxDesign Festival (11 — 23 May). 

 On 4:30pm, Saturday 19 May there will be a designers’ talk and panel discussion with Jamie, Nat and Philippe, moderated by design writer Sam Eichblatt. We would like to extend this invitation to the NZ community and anyone on your list with an interest in contemporary design, architecture, and interiors. 

 For any further information on this, please feel free to get in touch with Sam, who is working with Resident to launch the project: sam@sameichblatt.com

 Additionally, if you would like to make a booking for a consultation and viewing through the space during the rest of the month, please email francesca@resident.co.nz

Traveling Without Bags

New Zealand News Bulletin April 23, 2018

“ANZAC DAY DAWN SERVICE IN NYC – (REMINDER)”

DATE:              Wednesday, 25th April 2018
TIME:              5:30am arrival for a 5:45am start
VENUE:           Vietnam Veterans Plaza – 55 Water Street – New York City
DRESS:            Military – service dress or equivalent with medals.
Civilian – respectful attire.
RSVP:              No RSVP required, service is open to the public.

NOTE: Weather forecast for Wednesday is not good. Wear appropriate clothing.

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AN ANZAC DAY EXPERIENCE – (By Robyn Drysdale) on the 100th anniversary

“We slept under the stars that cool April night… fifteen thousand of us, tossing and turning amongst the ghosts of so many fallen soldiers. The dry grassy slopes above Anzac Cove were obscured by a multitude of figures huddled in sleeping bags, awaiting the dawn. It came ever so slowly – a bare hint of grey over the clear, calm waters – a lifting of the blackness. An incredible calm permeated the air – a warmth of spirit – this was truly a place of rest.

The dawn service began at just the time the first troops would have been splashing their way up the beach eighty nine years ago, vulnerable to fire from the Turks entrenched in the steep bluffs and crags above.

The haunting sound of a horn playing the Last Post was perhaps the most poignant moment during the hour-long ceremony. When it stopped, the hush of so much humanity was overwhelming. Young and old alike took time to whisper a private prayer, wiping tears quietly or letting them stream down their faces, unashamed, as the morning sun rose, bright and clear.

Each person had their own reason for coming, and most were shocked with the strength of feeling that this place drew forth, tapping into a deep well of hidden emotion.

The previous day, on the 24th of April, we had travelled through the Dardanelles to Anzac Cove. There a huge plaque rises above the sands and crystal clear waters, standing sentry in that historic place. The great Turkish leader, Mustafa Kemel Ataturk, had placed it there in honour of the dead from both sides of the conflict.
As the mid-morning sun beat down, I began to read aloud:

“Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives…
You are now lying in soil of a friendly country.
There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us
Where they lie side by side here in this country of ours…”.

The beauty of those words squeezed my throat and I couldn’t read on.

Large green eyes stared up at me, reflecting my daughter’s confusion. “What’s wrong Mummy?” she asked. My husband picked her up, and as I ran down to the water’s edge with tears streaming, he read on for me:

“You, the mothers, who sent their sons from far away countries
Wipe away your tears.
Your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace.
After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.”

Ataturk’s compassion for his enemy was a remarkable thing. Taking a tour of the national park, with its 33 cemeteries of fallen foreign soldiers, we learnt that the Turks did not seem to feel enmity towards the ANZACs, and indeed heroic deeds and acts of compassion on both sides saw a mutual respect develop between them. Even today, walking through the dusty bazaars of Istanbul, the traders love to learn that you’re a Kiwi or an Aussie. The people have genuine warmth about them and share a fellowship of spirit that you do not often find in the world today.

This year, on April 25th, it will be the 100th anniversary of the first day of the campaign that helped to forge the spirit of Australia and New Zealand as ANZAC brother nations. Those who do make the pilgrimage will never forget the experience. Gallipoli will be etched upon their souls forever.

Lest We Forget

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“CALLING ALL UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO ALUMNI” – You are invited to join other Otago Alumni for (more) coffee and ANZAC biscuits immediately following the Dawn Service at Vietnam War Memorial.  Please feel free to pass this info onto other Otago Alum we don’t reach with this newsletter and Otago Alumni emails.

WHERE: – Ground Central (GC) Coffee Co. #3 – 2 Coenties Slip, NY 10004 – which is less than 5 minutes’ walk from the Vietnam Memorial.

WHEN: – 6.30am Wednesday April 25th immediately following the Dawn Service.

FOR MORE INFO: – Please contact Jacinta Calverley jacinta@nzcalverley.com or at 908-391-7128.

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“CONVERSATION STARTER” – The Afghan Biscuit – Still, the origin of this crispy chocolate delight remains a mystery. The authors of Edmonds Cookery Book may have been the first to chronicle Afghan biscuits in the 1940s, without mention of credit or history. Likewise, the recipe’s name is of unknown origin, though speculation points to several rather unbecoming possibilities. The most harmless of suggestions likens the cookie’s texture to the landscape of Afghanistan, with the crushed cereal representing sand and the piled frosting and walnut symbolizing mountains. Others tie the biscuit’s inspiration to Britain’s involvement in the Anglo-Afghan Wars, which began in 1839. Afghan biscuits may have been invented for wartime care packages, or to represent “eating” the enemy. Indeed, there are mentions of the cookie as representation of an Afghan male, wearing a symbolic walnut turban.

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“R.I.P CONNIE LAWN” – Constance Ellen Lawn ONZM (May 14, 1944 – April 2, 2018) was an American independent broadcast journalist. Lawn had a brief career in politics, working for a congressman and the 1968 Eugene McCarthy presidential campaign before entering journalism. She reported from Washington for several international clients and was appointed an honorary Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2012 in recognition of her services to New Zealand – United States relations. This included writing articles for the US market promoting tourism to New Zealand and its ski resorts. Lawn also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Press Club of New Zealand and had a champion race-horse named after her in New Zealand. At the time of her death she was the longest-serving White House correspondent.

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“NANNY/AU PAIR NEEDED” – Candice Somerville lives in Montclair NJ and is looking for a Nanny/Au Pair (fellow NZer preferred) for her two children a two year old boy and a one year old girl. Please contact Candice at
somervillecandice@gmail.com

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“SITUATIONS WANTED” – INTRODUCING TAYLOR DUNCAN

Taylor was Head Girl at Orewa College and recipient of the Principals Award before graduating from AUT (Vice Chancellors Scholar) with a Bachelor of Communications in Advertising Creativity. She was an International Internship recipient, an AUT Student Ambassador and a member of AUT Scholar’s Society.

She has a naturally inquisitive nature with a genuine desire to understand behavior, unlock insight and utilize her skills at connecting with people. She is passionate about the creative process and is looking for a position within a company where these talents along with her ability at solving problems and collaborating with clients/creatives is the norm. 

If you are looking for a fellow NZer with these traits, please contact Taylor at
taylorduncs@gmail.com or on 571-287-1003

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“CONGRATULATIONS JAKE MILLAR” – New York-based, Greymouth-born entrepreneur Jake Millar (Co-Founder & CEO, Unfiltered) has been appointed to the Global Advisory Board for DocuSign by Chairman and former CEO, Keith Krach.  Keith is the Co-Founder and former CEO of Ariba (acquired by SAP for $4.3 billion) and the Chairman of DocuSign. In 2011, Keith took on the role as CEO of DocuSign, leading it to 120x growth and over 200 million unique users in 188 countries. DocuSign is currently gearing up for an IPO in the United States and is privately valued at over US$3 billion.

The DocuSign Advisory Board has some phenomenal entrepreneurs, executives and investors on it, including, Kevin Leary (Shark Tank; Chairman, O’Shares Investments), Don Thompson (former CEO, McDonald’s), Rick Wagoner (former Chairman & CEO, General Motors), Jerry Yang (Co-Founder, Yahoo!), Dan Goldin (former Administrator, NASA), Chris O’Neil (CEO, Evernote), Adi Ignatius (Editor-in-Chief, The Harvard Business Review), Kathleen Lynch (COO, EBS) and Cody Sanford (COO, T-Mobile).  ​Jake interviewed Keith for Unfiltered who shortly after invited Jake to join his Board.​

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“HOW KIWI CHANGED THE FOOD INDUSTRY”
Kiwi was the gateway drug. Native to southern China, where it was known as mihoutao, or monkey peach, the hairy fruit with the chlorophyll-rich, jade-green interior first started coming in bulk to the U.S. via New Zealand in the 1950s under the name “Chinese gooseberry.” It made little headway — perhaps due to Cold War-era fears of Communist China — before it was rechristened in honor of the equally fuzzy kiwi bird. But not until the early ’80s did it begin appearing with merciless persistence at restaurants across Manhattan, in tart after tart, fruit salads, compotes and even savory dishes, lending an algal tinge to beurre blanc. By 1983, it was stocked in every supermarket and featured in recipes on the back of cake-mix boxes. The New York Times declared it passé.
Complete story here – https://tinyurl.com/yalpb4ee

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“SITUATIONS WANTED” – INTRODUCING ADAM CRISCILLO

Another Kapiti coaster, Adam graduated from Victoria University before heading to London where he began the first of 14 years with Viacom. Adam moved to NYC to lead Content Operations at Viacom International for their MTV brands. Here, he built and led client focused teams, implemented systems, and brought logical solutions to day-to-day global workflows. He took an opportunity to move to LA to further learn the domestic US side of business and consult for media companies looking to expand their digital strategy.  

A millennial advertising startup focused on new digital media channels brought him back to Brooklyn. Here, he doubled company revenue by improving operations and developing business priorities to support structured growth.  He led the accounts team and project managed systems implementations.

Adam has excelled in leading teams and driving business strategy and growth. He is looking at client services and/or operations opportunities within growing ad agencies or operations roles in the Entertainment Media world.

His LinkedIn profile can be viewed at https://www.linkedin.com/in/a-criscillo-clientservices-ops/

You can contact him directly at Adam.Criscillo@gmail.com

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“SITUATIONS VACANT”- Intern / Office Assistant

High-end residential interior design firm in Manhattan seeks an Intern/ Office Assistant – 2 or 3 days a week to help with various office and administrative tasks.

We are a small team and this is an excellent opportunity for the right person to learn the day to day operation of a design firm.

Please send a resume via email to Jason Fischer : Jason@nunnerley.com

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ALUMNI FOR ALUMNI

WHEN: – Thu 3 May 2018

TIME: – 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

WHERE:  Coca-Cola office, 16th Floor
711 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10022

EVENT: – Come along and here BA/BCom graduate Shane Grant as he shares his own story from Taranaki to the Big Apple. Shae is currently based in New York where he heads up Coca-Cola North America’s Canada business unit.

On the night, Shane will offer insights into the international heavyweight brand as well as discuss his own progression through the company. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear from fellow Auckland University alumni who are doing wonderful things out in the world.

NOTE: NZ wines and Pies will be served.

https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/new-york-stories-alumni-for-alumni-tickets-44866122781?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=s

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Geoff Andrews
917-226-3997(cell)

New Zealand News Bulletin

Kia Ora folk’s, the next news bulletin goes out Monday April 23rd. If you have anything you would like other NZer’s to know about, please let me know before April 22nd.

In the meantime, please note – If you live in metro NY the “2018 ANZAC DAY DAWN SERVICE” takes place on Wednesday April 25 at the Vietnam Veterans Plaza 55, Water Street in NYC. Please arrive by 5:30am for a 5:45am start.
Military dress – service dress or equivalent with medals.
Civilian dress – respectful attire.
Please come prepared for cold or inclement weather
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No RSVP required, service is open to the public as space is not limited.