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Contributors / Simon Farrell-Green

D 2015


Places to be

With the new year in mind we’ve spun the globe and dispatched our correspondents to profile three new ’hoods we would be happy to call home for years to come. There’s an industrial area in Barcelona that’s proving fertile…

A 78 Free read


When in chrome

While the US and Europe were forging ahead with mid-century industrial design, the New Zealand approach – spearheaded by Gifford Jackson – was leaving behind an equally game-changing legacy.

D 75


Super sheds

Creative enterprises and unique collaborations are flourishing in Auckland thanks to the dramatic renovation of a collection of 1960s city-council workshops.

E 63


Post Taste

Located in a former post office, Kokako was set up by the owner of a coffee company, who believes in being close to his customers.

E 60


New Oyster Cult

When the owners of The Oyster Inn moved to New Zealand they never intended to open a restaurant, let alone a hotel. Two years on, they are the proprietors of a local institution and a winning brand.

A 56



Fiji's dictator is this issue's style leader, Australia makes friends to handle cuts to military spending, and why new boats are part of New Zealand's defence forces' shake up.

B 46


Everyone on board

Air New Zealand’s laid-back chief executive isn’t bothered about business speak and motivational babble. His is a hands-on, direct approach. And that means being able to communicate with everyone from the hallowed customer…

C 37


Talk of the town

Is there a future for local newspapers? We meet the believers from a British octogenarian maverick to a hi-tech Czech publisher and witness triumphs but also a spectacular failure as it happens.


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