The Luxury Sneaker Club By Nephtalim Antoine Sneakers! worn by almost every one imaginable, are the universal sign of cool. The tennis shoes, the running shoes, all kinds of shoes in the domain of sneakers are taking the fashion world by storm in terms of once being an item thatContinue Reading

165-year-old Ballantynes opens new extension   by H. Naomi March   Three years ago, the temporary replacement for an old section of Ballantynes store was removed, and on Friday, 18 October, 2019 – after a traditional Māori blessing – the long-awaited replacement was opened to the public. Ballantynes was firstContinue Reading

Understanding China starts with language   Stephen Jacobi Executive Director New Zealand China Council In August, China’s top live streaming celebrity, Viya, descended on New Zealand amidst a small army of handlers and a whirlwind of publicity.  From a hotel room in Auckland, she promoted Kiwi products to her onlineContinue Reading

CIIE to help Silver Fern Farms explore market potential: CEO By Lu Huaiqiain One of New Zealand’s leading agricultural companies is looking forward to further understanding Chinese customers’ needs and exploring its market potential at the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) to keep its market leading edge, the country’sContinue Reading

Seiko, why so Special?   By Jason Marsden If you yourself do not own a Seiko watch I can guarantee you know someone who does. In 1892 Kintarō Hattori started producing watches under the name Seikosha in the Ginza district of Tokyo Japan. 1924 saw the name was shortened toContinue Reading

CONVERSATION CORNER by H. Naomi March, M.A. Yo-Yo Ma by Jason Bell Cross-cultural connections through The Bach Project Do you feel any kind of connection with Yo-Yo Ma – maybe through music, or his generation, or performing in Christchurch Town Hall, or promoting our humanity through culture?  You may haveContinue Reading