This is not an exhaustive list and does not count any casual
TV appearances, only proper interviews. My regular spot on TV Ones
Morning in New Zealand began March 2006 and continued to April
2007, and is not included here.
Cultural identity and confusion, The
Golden Tide, part
three, Radio New Zealand National,
New Zealand, December 28, 2008, 3.30 p.m.
I candidly discuss being a Chinese immigrant in New Zealand and the stereotypes
confronted there. Presented and produced by Sonia Yee. I also featured
in the fifth part of this series.
Down Under, TV One, New Zealand, August 26, 2007, 8.30 a.m.
Pushpa Jabin interviewed me at the close of the Bananas
New Zealand Going Global conference about being a Chinese New
Zealander and about Lucire.
Cadbury Dream Model Search 07, C4,
New Zealand, July 28, 2007, 7 p.m.
It took over a year before my next domestic networked prime-time appearance
as a judge for the
Cadbury Dream Model Search 07, New Zealands biggest modelling
Listening Post, al-Jazeera
English, July 6, 2007
By invitation, I was asked to comment on Tony Blairs new job as
a Middle East envoy by al-Jazeeras English-language TV service.
News, TV One, New Zealand, March 12, 2006, 6 p.m.
My first prime-time interview on a network, from the catwalk at Vodafone
ID Dunedin Fashion Week.
TV One, New Zealand, March 10, 2006, 8.40 a.m.
They called Lucire New Zealands fashion bible
and I get away, in the last frame, showing off the cover. I comment on
the success of Vodafone ID Dunedin Fashion Week and my position on the
Emerging Designers Awards judging panel.
Fashion News Live,
New York, September 8, 2005
A quick interview with Rocco Leo Gaglioti on the red carpet at the announcement
of Lucires US edition. I did a similar interview for StyleZone
TV and Al Hurra Television that evening.
Baxter: ‘“I see it as a way to ﬁght terrorism”—an interview
with Jack Yan on branding and ethics’, The
New Zealand Business Blog, July 29, 2005
This was my first podcast, with Helen Baxter, whom I met on the EUs
Knowledgeboard many years ago. I talk about the
Medinge Group and the Global Entrepreneurs Forum.
Morning, TV One, New Zealand, May 25, 2005, 9·43 a.m.
I love live TV, and Jeanette Thomas, who interviewed me, is rather pleasant
to look at. She asks me about Lucire, after a busy morning where
I had only had two hours sleep.
New Zealand, April 13, 2005, 10·30 p.m.
Natasha Utting comes to visit me two years (almost to the day) after
her predecessor came to ask about Lucires Webby Award nomination.
Im just glad that they showed more of Doug Rimington, our Wellington
photographer, and model Maya in the establishing shots. This time, its
about the Romanian edition of Lucirethe print magazine, that
Mediawatch with Russell
Brown, National Radio, New Zealand, February 27, 2005, 9·06 a.m.
Russell Brown was well prepared for this in-depth interview, which I thoroughly
enjoyed taping a week or so before. Nice to get a journalist who had taken
note of the advertising rates for the US. What was surprising is how many
people talked to me about thisbear in mind it went out on radio
on a Sunday morning (repeated that evening).
Asian Report with Suzanne Schokman, National
Radio, New Zealand, December 1, 2004, 3·30 p.m.
Suzanne Schokman and Wayne Mowat interview me live on National Radio about
Lucire. I prefer the live format, and Suzanne caught me while I
was in Auckland. The tough part was hinting to listeners that my being
Asian had nothing to do with what we were trying to do with
Lucire, especially as my segment followed one about Merge,
a magazine targeted at ethnic populations.
Down Under, TV One,
New Zealand, November 21, 2004, 8·30 a.m.
On network television, Bharat Jamnadas attends the launch of Lucire's
print edition. Im interviewed in some depth, with comments from
Trelise Cooper (who spoke very highly of my fashion career), Erika Takacs
and Marina McCartney. Whats also nice is that Bharat and his crew
left the lights there to help with the launch.
World TV, New Zealand, October
Frieda Yu from the New Zealand Chinese-language channel interviews me
on the print launch of Lucire and its competition. As with my earlier
responses on World TV, she allowed me to answer in Cantonese.
Headliners, TV One,
New Zealand, October 5, 2004, 5·30 p.m.
Lucires print launch celebrated: Ruwani Perera interviews
me at the printing plant in September and attends the party at Giltrap
North Shore. Paul Blomfield is also interviewed and gave some great comments
Radio Active, New
Zealand, September 6, 2004, 10·30 a.m.
This was a very pleasant interview live on Radio Active, with nice coffee
to boot. Lucire was a month away at this point, and we managed
to tease listeners about the new print title.
Morning, TV1, New Zealand, April 7, 2004, 10·55 a.m.
This live interview with Lisa Manning discussed my virtual business, my
co-authorship of Beyond Branding
and my plans to extend Lucire into printthe first consumer-targeted
announcement of this news.
New Zealand, October 22, 2003, 1 p.m.
Interviewed by Thane Kirby live on George FM, a national FM network in
New Zealand, on LOréal New Zealand Fashion Week. This was
one of the most fun interviews ever, because Thane was so relaxed and
I was able to call him Dog. (Acknowledgements to Helen Baxter.)
LOréal Paris Presents LOréal New Zealand
Fashion Week, Sky
TV Channel 9, New Zealand, October 20, 2003, 12·15 p.m.
I hadnt done live TV for a while. Interviewed by Francesca Rudkin
live in the LOréal Paris Powder Room during LOréal
New Zealand Fashion Week.
Vapnitchnaia: Green fashion, Late
News, UN Radio Russian Service, New York, August 4, 2003
Elena Vapnitchnaia interviewed me about Lucires partnership
with the UNEP. While conducted in English, I was ultimately dubbed into
Russian. Word has it that the interview may have been used on the Chinese-language
service on UN Radio and I was dubbedthe second time that month,
if you count a smaller TV news iteminto Mandarin!
New Zealand, April 9, 2003, 10·30 p.m.
Clayton Anderson interviews me after Lucire won a Webby Award
nominationa brilliantly written intro and story. Anchorwoman Carolyn
Robinsons comments likening it to The Lord of the Rings: the
Two Towers were also appreciated.
Today Live with Susan Wood, TV1,
New Zealand, November 13, 2001, 5·30 p.m.
Highest-rating programme in its timeslot. The seven-minute interview centred
around my business accomplishments.
Asia Down Under, TV1,
New Zealand, August 30, 2001, 11·20 p.m.
Network programme focused on my work on Lucire and knowledge of
branding. Four minutes.
OnTV, Saturn Television, April 1999
Kelly Davis interviewed me with Simone Knol and Rebecca Thorpe for a four-minute
segment on Saturn Television’s
OnTV cable channel about Lucire.
started in business at the tender age of 15 doing calligraphy and proofreading.
His experiences have had a major influence on the way
he now approaches business.
I like to give someone who's young, and has got
a bit of passion behind them, a chance because I confronted that prejudice
and there's no way I'm going to put that onto someone else.
He has put together a team virtually, which he believes
is very unusual. His staff are based all over the worldNew York,
San Francisco, Sydney, London, Manchester, Tel Aviv.
I couldn't think of anyone else who could claim
they've had 14 years running a virtual organization.
Excerpted from Online and out there, NZoom
Based on the television interview with Susan Wood on Today
Live with Susan Wood
TV1, New Zealand
November 13, 2001