#223: Te Reo Hit, Anthony Wilding, Awaroa Beach, NZ Super Rugby, Waiheke + Richie McCaw and more ++

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 14 July 2016 | #223 | New York
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Music | Guardian (The)
12 July 2016
Te Reo Hit Topples Justin Timberlake
Pop tune Maimoatia, sung entirely in Te reo and released for Maori Language Week, shot straight to the top of the iTunes chart in New Zealand, knocking Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feeling from the No 1 position. Maimoatia – which means Cherish It –…

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Sport General | BBC
13 July 2016
Wimbledon’s Anthony Wilding a Superstar of his Day
Long before the PR driven age of image rights and social media, before Borg, Laver and even Perry, Wimbledon had its own matinee idol – New…
 
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Community/General | BBC
12 July 2016
Awaroa Beach Bought by Crowdfunding given to Public
The pristine Awaroa Beach in the Abel Tasman National Park bought through a crowdfunding campaign for almost $2.3 million has been handed to its…
 
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Rugby | Australian (The)
12 July 2016
NZ Super Rugby Teams Trouncing Australian
“In the 20 years of Super Rugby, there has never been a weekend like the one just gone, with results that have shaken Australian rugby to its very foundations,” according…
 
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New Zealand | Travel + Leisure
11 July 2016
Waiheke One of World’s Best Islands
Waiheke has placed forth in Travel + Leisure magazine’s annual top ten best islands in the world survey for 2016, ahead of Bali, Hawaii and the Greek islands. It was also named the top…
 
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Film | YouTube
11 July 2016
Chasing Great – Richie McCaw
Watch the trailer for the upcoming documentary Chasing Great, which follows Richie McCaw’s final 365 days leading the All Blacks. Richie McCaw became the first person to captain back-to-back World Cup…
 
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Business | Mainmark.com
11 July 2016
Mainmark Wins at 2016 Ground Engineering Awards in London
Mainmark’s Christchurch team has won the International Project of the Year Award at the 2016 Ground Engineering Awards for…
 
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Arts | Forbes
10 July 2016
Rhys Darby On What It Takes To Be Funny Everywhere
“NZ actor-comedian Rhys Darby may have burst to fame in the United States playing Murray on Flight of the Conchords, but Darby has been honing his…
 
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New Zealand | Toronto Star
10 July 2016
Stops You Need to Make On Your South Island Road Trip
“There are plenty of places and excursions worth checking out when driving through New Zealand’s South Island,” writes Daniel Otis in…
 
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New Zealand | New York Times (The)
10 July 2016
Centuries of Smoke
“A foul smell hangs in the air over White Island, a marine volcano in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty, and steam hisses from rocks stained bright yellow from centuries of sulfur exposure,” writes Craig Hoyle for The New York Times. White…
 
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Arts | Irish Examiner
09 July 2016
NZ Tattoo Artist’s Incredible Sport Stars Tattoos
“New Zealand tattoo artist Steve Butcher has set the bar extremely high when it comes to inking sport stars from around the world,” as…
 
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New Zealand | Living+Nomads
09 July 2016
Must-Visit Destinations in New Zealand
It is New Zealand’s glorious, spectacular and diverse scenery that has long inspired many travelers to visit the country. In an article for Living + Nomads Hai Chuyen reveals the 10…
 
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Fashion | InStyle
09 July 2016
Rebecca Taylor Takes InStyle Around the Office
When it came time for New Zealand-born fashion designer Rebecca Taylor to redecorate her office in the company’s Midtown New York showroom, she wanted to mimic…
 
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Film & TV | Buzzfeed
08 July 2016
Hollywood Is Finally Ready For Taika Waititi
New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi “has been put at the forefront of Disney’s push toward diversity. But that doesn’t mean he’s committing to a career in…
 
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Sport General | Horse & Hound
08 July 2016
Julie Brougham Takes Most Senior NZ Olympian Crown
New Zealand dressage rider Julie Brougham will pip Mark Todd to the “elder statesman” record at this summer’s Olympics, Horse & Hound…
 
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Theatre | Tucson.com
08 July 2016
Tucson Teen Discovers Love of Writing
Nineteen-year-old New Zealand-born Samara Attridge, who has always been more of a “centre-stage type, acting and tackling musical theatre,” tells the Arizona Daily Star that she never…
 
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Music | Monitor (The)
07 July 2016
Yumi Zouma on Album Release Tour in US
New Zealand band, Yumi Zouma, performed recently in McAllen, Texas as part of a US tour promoting their latest album Yoncalla. “Even though it’s our third release, this is the…
 
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Community/General | Global Construction Review
07 July 2016
Top NZ Firm Fletchers Seeks British Building Pros
“Fletcher Construction, is calling out for senior British construction leaders to help it deliver the largest infrastructure programme in the…
 
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Rugby | Wales Online
07 July 2016
NZ WWII Rugby Jersey Helps Cash-Strapped Welsh Club
A forgotten post-war New Zealand rugby jersey found among old artefacts at a Welsh clubhouse has provided a massive financial boost to the side…
 
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