Fellow NZer Adam Jenkins, Head of North America for Framestore Labs (and recently nominated for Influencer of The Year – has just completed various digital interactive data driven exhibits at the new Ford Hub ( located within the Oculus, Westfield World Trade Center. Ford Motor Company is expanding its definition as a mobility company with the space is designed to promote the ways Ford is thinking about the future of transportation. The Oculus location is the first of a series of Ford Hub locations the brand is looking to open.


Arts Administration student Stephanie-Anne Thomsen (daughter of fellow NZer Steve Thomsen) is looking for a summer internship in arts management. In her time at Wagner College she has studied advertisement, marketing, non-profit organizations, production (film and theater) as well as studying the  fine arts/dance for over 12 years. She also has hands on experience with high end event planning, coordinating contracts and budgeting. If you are looking for an intern that is adaptable and eager to learn, please contact


When I started sending these newsletters out last year there were 72 recipients, and now, thanks to folks spreading the word we have over 650 recipients. While most are in metro NY many others are outside this area, which means it will no longer be the New Zealand – New York – Newsletter but simply The New Zealand – Newsletter. I thought this name was better than The Kiwi Chronicle, What’s Up Whānau or The Two Minutes Silence.


New Zealand artist Kate Newby is known for her subtle, poetic and humorous installations that often respond to the conditions of everyday life. Kate has been selected to take part in an exhibition at the prestigious Sculpture Centre in Queens that opens on the 28th of January and runs through to March the 27th. This exhibition features newly commissioned works by Kate installed in both in the outdoor courtyard and inside the Sculpture Centre itself:


DUB (Down Under Bakery) needs staff. They are partnering with a number of bars to take over their food service operation and have various positions available. They are particularly looking for people with hospitality management experience and front line servers, cooks, site managers, operations managers multiple location directors etc. etc. Not all locations will be as coffee-centic as the DUB café and truck but knowledge of serving great flat whites would be beneficial. Please send your resume and cover letter to the DUB Operations Team at


From Angus Vail – “As we march into 2017, heads held high, we wanted to give you an early heads-up about a Container Globe (or the “Iron O” as some like to call it) exhibition that we’ll be presenting at the lovely ORA gallery in New York City, that will start at the beginning of February, and run the entire month. The exhibition is titled “Never Mind the Bollocks – Here’s The Container Globe” because we think that both Shakespeare was a bit of a punk rocker for his time (for upending and exploding the world of playwriting) and that the Container Globe is a punk reimagining of Shakespeare’s original Globe. We’d love to see you, meet you, hug and share a beverage with you – so if you’re in New York in February, come see us! Please tell your friends, fellow bardolators, frothing Shakespeare academics and one and all…The location of the ORA gallery is on 7th Ave between 13th & 14th streets – – Opening reception date and hours TBA…stay tuned for more – and/or please follow, fawn over and hit them up on FB, Insta, Twitter etc! –