New Zealand Culture

Paws for thought

Hello Everyone! I am sending this dispatch from - drum roll, please, tadaaam! - Malaysia, 'Truly Asia'. I'm here to soak up some bennies (beneficial rays of sunshine) on a beach in Penang. You envious huh!

Friday, 9 March, 2012, 12:00am

Whale Rider

Starring: Keisha Castle-Hughes Directed by: Niki Caro Year of original release: 2002 Genre: Drama


Whale Rider was a small independent film in 2002 that took the world by storm. Produced in New Zealand and shot at locations where the story takes place, Whale Rider starred a 12-year-old girl who had never acted before.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Award-winners enjoy NZ culture

After enjoying great success last year, four Zespri Outstanding Junior Athletes Award winners - windsurfer Crystal Man Ka-kei, table tennis player Kenneth Chiu Chung-hei, and wushu athletes Juanita Mok Uen-ying and Rex Wong Chun-wai - were lucky enough to go on a six-day cultural exchange tour to New Zealand earlier this month.

29 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

New Zealand

Among international institutions of its kind, the New Zealand Film Archive is hardly one of the most well-known: established only in 1981, the organisation's low profile is seemingly tied to the country's comparatively small cinematic output.

13 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

How Near, How Far?

Koru Contemporary Art

Until Dec 20

New Zealand sculptor Graham Bennett (above), looks at life as well as his work as an infinite search for identity, history and the future. But it is the process rather than the answers that he finds most exciting.

13 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Strewth, where has all the Vegemite gone?

Soaring rice prices may be worrying many in Hong Kong, but 60,000 Antipodeans are far more worried about the disappearance from shop shelves of another staple food - Vegemite.

6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Actress eager to experience charms of New Zealand

Although she's never visited the place, actress Louisa So Yuk-wah is developing quite an affinity with New Zealand. Earlier in the year she took part in a cooking demonstration at the New Zealand Focus shop in Causeway Bay, opened by the NZ government to promote all things kiwi. And last Thursday she helped the shop celebrate its second anniversary.

5 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Visiting NZ sailors take Hong Kong in their stride

Most would think a beer, maybe some shopping and definitely four days of rest and relaxation would be the first thoughts of any sailor newly arrived in port.

Not so for the New Zealanders on board the frigate HMNZS Te KaHa and her support vessel, the HMNZS Endeavour, which arrived in Hong Kong yesterday.

20 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Complaints over orientation camp sex games

The games played at a university orientation camp have disgusted students, who have complained they were asked to kiss strangers on the lips, ask them for tampons or condoms and shout words referring to sex or sex organs.

28 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Kiwi creations

Art lovers wanting to pick up an original and alternative sculpture for their homes should hotfoot it down to Bark Modern Art (1/F, 13 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, tel: 2537 7271; Focusing on Antipodean artists, the gallery has a relaxed atmosphere and the owners have done away with any intimidating 'art speak'.

16 May 2004 - 12:00am

Whale Rider

Starring: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa

Director: Niki Caro

4 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

University students will be made to cover up

University students will be forced to wear masks when they return to their campuses on Monday, with roving security patrols and gatekeepers enforcing the rule.

11 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Event's haka demeans Maori tradition

As New Zealanders now living and working in Hong Kong, my husband and I have anticipated the Hong Kong Sevens with great enthusiasm. This anticipation was soured greatly when we read in your sports pages that a group of Chinese scholarship rugby players performed a haka prior to the draw ('HK given rough deal for sevens showpiece,' South China Morning Post, February 27).

2 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Orientation event for sixth formers boosts school relationships

'Summer summer, come and join our O' Camp, come and play with us . . .'

It was to the music of Aaron Kwok Fu-shing's latest hit Para Para Sukura that students and teachers from Tai Po Sam Yuk Secondary School recently sang at a sixth form orientation camp in Clearwater Bay.

3 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Raunchy games miss the point

The orientation camp programmes organised by students at some universities sparked public concern. Are teenagers' moral standards declining? The answer is obvious as the obscene games were quite popular. Some freshmen thought they were harmless. Even the University of Hong Kong's pro-vice- chancellor said dirty jokes were part of the sub-culture of society.

30 Nov 1999 - 12:00am