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Neikrie’s Notes: The Last Frontier

Friday, 2 May 2014, 4:30 pm | Jamie Neikrie

One last reflection on my three months on New Zealand. More >>

Foreign Influence Plays Key Role in Housing Debate

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 11:50 am | Jamie Neikrie

At his weekly press conference in Wellington last week, Prime Minister John Key was questioned about the idea of reducing or slowing the rate of housing prices by limiting foreign purchases. His response revealed a gap in the New Zealand government. More >>

PM Press Conference – Royal Visit, Economy, Housing Prices

Monday, 14 April 2014, 5:56 pm | Jamie Neikrie

This week at his weekly press conference in Wellington, Prime Minister John Key discussed the visit of the British Royal family, the state of the economy, and how to deal with rising housing prices. More >>

VFX Workers Fight Back With Ramifications for New Zealand

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 5:06 pm | Jamie Neikrie

In bizarre turn of events, U.S visual effects workers are prepared to use the Motion Picture Association of America's own words to impose new tariffs on digital property. The potential loss of business for New Zealand's film industry could be huge. More >>

Fairshare App Mediates Household Responsibilities

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 1:21 pm | Jamie Neikrie

A new app called Fairshare helps divide household chores and responsibilities, making living together easier. More >>

Lacrosse Continues to Grow in New Zealand

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 11:35 am | Jamie Neikrie

Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the United States, and it continues to spread to New Zealand. More >>

Neikrie’s Notes: Embrace the Madness

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 4:01 pm | Jamie Neikrie

Whether it's the fans, the rivalries, or the sheet size, there is no sporting event like the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament, also known as March Madness. More >>

Neikrie’s Notes: American Exceptionalism

Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 2:38 pm | Jamie Neikrie

How American patriotism takes on a new identity abroad, and why that's not necessarily a bad thing. More >>

PM Press Conference – China Visit, Ukraine - 3 March 2014

Monday, 3 March 2014, 5:15 pm | Jamie Neikrie

In his weekly press conference in Wellington today, Prime Minister John Key discussed his upcoming visits to China and the Netherlands, as well as the escalating situation in Ukraine. More >>

McCarten Named New Labour Chief Of Staff

Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 2:42 pm | Jamie Neikrie

Matt McCarten has been named the new Labor Party Chief of Staff. Mr McCarten has previously been in charge of the Unite Union, was the Alliance Party president and stood for the Mana Party in a 2010 by-election. More >>

Jamie Neikrie: Pro-Palestinian Protests Paint Unfair Picture

Tuesday, 25 February 2014, 1:33 pm | Jamie Neikrie

This past weekend’s protests outside the St. James Theatre demonstrated the ugly side of public debate. Protests by John Minto and a pro-Palestinian coalition clashed with responders from the Wellington Jewish community and the Auckland-based Flaxmere ... More >>

PM Press Conference-Minimum Wage Raise, Genesis Energy Sale

Monday, 24 February 2014, 5:26 pm | Jamie Neikrie

At the Prime Ministers weekly Post-Cabinet press conference today in Wellington, John Key discussed the minimum wage, sale of Genesis Energy, and superannuation. More >>

Protests Outside Israeli Dance Troupe’s Performance

Monday, 24 February 2014, 1:26 pm | Jamie Neikrie

This past weekend, protests erupted outside Wellington’s St. James theatre, which was hosting a performance by an Israeli dance troupe, Batsheva. More >>

Dare to Dream

Sunday, 23 February 2014, 4:42 pm | Jamie Neikrie

In Silicon Valley, accelerator programs are the best thing going. In a town built on ingenuity and multi-million dollar ideas, they may be the most fool proof business idea yet. More >>

All Black and White

Tuesday, 18 February 2014, 4:44 pm | Jamie Neikrie

How support and fanaticism for the All Blacks pervades all, and gives New Zealand its one true source of team spirit. More >>

Webstock 2014 Offers Business Advice With Caveats

Monday, 17 February 2014, 11:09 am | Jamie Neikrie

This past week Wellington welcomed technology experts from across the world for the ninth annual Webstock conference. More >>

Scoop Images: Final Day Of Webstock

Friday, 14 February 2014, 5:30 pm | Jamie Neikrie

In its ninth year, Webstock hasn't lost a step. The Wellington conference attracts some of the best names in the technology field, from designers to programmers to musicians. More >>

Go With The Flow

Monday, 10 February 2014, 10:45 am | Jamie Neikrie

Since I arrived in Wellington all I’ve heard about is how laid back New Zealanders are. But I have found that the Kiwi attitude and outlook goes beyond sheer approachability. New Zealand is a culture defined by adaptability and it pays off. More >>

U.S Sevens Super Bowl event in Wellington

Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 11:34 am | Jamie Neikrie

The U.S Men’s Rugby Sevens team wants to watch the Super Bowl and I’m sitting in their seats. Even when you’re invited, staring down 13 hulking men can be intimidating. Thankfully, the Eagles couldn’t have nicer, packing in to the table around me without ... More >>