#224: Andy Bearpark, Te Urewera, Ross McEwan, Australians to Wellington, Nelson Street Cycleway, NZ’s Knack for P, + Conservation Dogs and more ++

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 20 July 2016 | #224 | New York
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Society | Guardian (The)
17 July 2016
Andy Bearpark Re-emerges As Yogi in New Zealand
Andy Bearpark, who was once known as Margaret Thatcher’s closest ally, “has re-emerged in the unlikeliest of places and in the unlikeliest of roles,” writes Jack Barlow for The Guardian. “Bearpark, one of the most respected figures in British political life…

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Community/General | New York Times (The)
18 July 2016
Personhood Designation Granted to Te Urewera
Former national park Te Urewera has been granted personhood with Whanganui River expected to receive the same status soon, the New York Times reports in a feature…
 
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Politics and Economics | Guardian (The)
19 July 2016
RBS CEO Ross McEwan Still Optimistic Despite Brexit
While the Royal Bank of Scotland share price did sink to levels reminiscent of the 2008 crisis, when the bank ran out of cash and only survived…
 
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Politics and Economics | News.com.au
15 July 2016
Australians Are Flocking in Droves to Wellington
In the three years to 2015, the number of Australians moving to Wellington has spiked by 86 per cent, and the flow of expatriates last year reversed…
 
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Architecture | Slate
13 July 2016
Nelson St Cycleway Shortlisted for World Architecture Awards
Auckland’s pink Nelson Street Cycleway, designed by Monk Mackenzie architects and landscape architecture firm…
 
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Society | Guardian (The)
16 July 2016
How New Zealand’s Knack for ‘P’ Turned into a Homebaked Disaster
“New Zealand is 10,000km (6,00o miles) from Bangkok, 18,000km from Amsterdam and surrounded by sea…
 
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Nature | Huffington Post (The)
20 July 2016
Conservation Dogs on the Pest Warpath
One of New Zealand’s greatest conservation accomplishments, our so-called 100 “island sanctuaries”, are entirely pest- and predator-free, allowing endangered animals to thrive…
 
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Motorsports | New York Times (The)
14 July 2016
Revived Team McLaren Returns to Grand Prix
Team McLaren, founded in 1963 by owner-driver New Zealander Bruce McLaren and the second-most successful team in series history, returns this weekend to its home Grand Prix…
 
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Film & TV | Independent (The)
19 July 2016
New BBC Doco Explores Our Mythical Islands
“In New Zealand, you’ll be interested to learn, there are more species of penguin than anywhere else in the world,” the Independent’s deputy managing editor Sean…
 
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Writers | Hereford Times
19 July 2016
Judith Hereford Pens Book Focusing on Elderly Care
New Zealand-born Judith Hereford, who lives in Herefordshire in the UK, may be over the age of 70, but that isn’t stopping her from taking on the…
 
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Music | Life in Québec.com
18 July 2016
Québec Music Fans Enjoy Neil Finn’s Summer Set
Neil Finn performed at the recent Festival d’été de Québec (FEQ) playing a mixture of Split Enz and Crowded House favourites, as well as some of…
 
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Film & TV | Fashion & Style
18 July 2016
Rose McIver on Her Early Acting Days
Kiwi actress Rose McIver, who plays lead character Liv Moore in the iZombie series, recently said she wasn’t satisfied with her early acting performance. When the actress…
 
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New Zealand | Outside Magazine
17 July 2016
A New Zealand Winter
“You could go to Europe this summer, overpay for plane tickets and stand in line for three hours waiting to get into the Louvre so you can see the Mona Lisa.” Or you could travel to a “destination that doesn’t get inundated with…
 
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New Zealand | AdNews
16 July 2016
James Cameron Stars in Tourism NZ Campaign
Avatar director James Cameron is starring in the latest Tourism New Zealand campaign – a series of videos filmed over four days in the South Island, which explore the…
 
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Music | Howls & Echoes
16 July 2016
Getting to Know Thomston
Auckland-based musician Thomas Stoneman, aka Thomston, 20, is gearing up to release his highly anticipated debut album, which is “shaping up to be a really interesting, emotive release”, according to Australian…
 
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Taste | Boston Globe (The)
15 July 2016
New Zealand Blazing Trail on Global Cocktail Path
“With its bordello-meets-street-art décor, Napier’s Monica Loves bar has all the trappings of a modern speakeasy, the kind you’d find down…
 
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News | Australian (The)
15 July 2016
Wellington: It’s a Wee Bit Different
“Not everyone wants to dream big. Sometimes, people who dream small can be just as inspiring,’ writes The Australian’s Necia Wilden. She is referring to Graham Joe, owner of…
 
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Music | Week (The)
14 July 2016
How Flight of the Conchords Outlasted the Hipster
“Despite breaking out at a specific cultural moment – an era during which America, at any rate, was seething with ironic hauteur and fetishised…
 
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Business | Irish Times (The)
14 July 2016
Tipperary Store Keeps Homesick Hungry Stocked Up
Dean Hand is founder of kiwis.ie which brings a taste of home to other New Zealanders around Ireland through the website and a village shop in Clerihan…
 
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