#225: Conchords in NYC, Wild South, Tickled, Karen Walker + NZ Kakapo and more ++

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 27 July 2016 | #225 | New York
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Music | New York Times (The)
22 July 2016
Flight of the Conchords Aimless and That’s Okay
There was a time, about 10 years ago, when this unassuming pair seemed to have it all figured out in their own quiet way. The Flight of the Conchords had a well-received HBO series and two Top 20 albums, as well as a Grammy for an earlier EP, New York Times…

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New Zealand | Malay Mail (The)
24 July 2016
Deep South: A Wild Coastal Drive
“New Zealand is perfect for long, meandering road trips, especially in its scenic South Island. If driving on windswept coastal roads is your idea of a good time, then there’s no better region to…
 
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Film & TV | WeAreMovieGeeks
23 July 2016
Tickled: “Compelling, Enthralling and Very Entertaining”
A lot of people think of documentaries as “ultra somber, serious cinema exercises”, writes Jim Batts in a…
 
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Fashion | Broadsheet
27 July 2016
Real Women on Film for Karen Walker’s New Campaign
New Zealander Karen Walker’s latest campaign celebrates the art of film photography and women of all ages, with the designer and her…
 
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Nature | BBC
24 July 2016
NZ Kakapo’s Successful Breeding Season
The critically endangered kakapo – one of the world’s rarest birds – “saw its numbers boom by 28%” with 34 new chicks this year. That brings its population up to 157…
 
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Taste | Stuff
26 July 2016
Huffman’s Wins at World Hot Sauce Awards
Wellington-based Huffman’s Hot Sauce has been named World Champion in the Pepper Blend category at a ceremony held in Louisiana. Auckland’s Culley’s and Kaikohe’s…
 
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Visual Arts | Blouinartinfo
26 July 2016
Richard Lewer Wins Basil Sellers Art Prize
Hamilton-born Richard Lewer has been announced the winner of this year’s A$100,000 Basil Sellers Art Prize for his work “The Theatre of Sports (2016),” beating 240…
 
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Fashion | CNN
25 July 2016
International Fashion Award Goes to Mayako Kano
New Zealander Mayako Kano, 32, has been named winner of the International Talent Support (ITS) Fashion Award claiming a 10,000 Euro prize with “one of the…
 
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Theatre | Bedford Today
26 July 2016
Card Ninja Performs in UK at Bedfringe
New Zealander Javier Jarquin is the Card Ninja, a PG-rated, one-man show with up-beat humour, impressive stunts and smooth audience interaction. Jarquin will demonstrate his…
 
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War & Peace | Centenary News
21 July 2016
Celebrating French Legion Hero James Waddell
A new exhibition marking the Somme Centenary called “Médaillé Extraordinaire” aims to raise awareness of James Waddell, a much decorated New Zealander who served…
 
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Visual Arts | Huffington Post (The)
25 July 2016
Jess Johnson’s New Language of Virtual Reality
Jess Johnson, a Tauranga-born, New York-based artist, whose work includes drawing, animation, video, installation and recently, virtual reality (VR)…
 
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New Zealand | News.com.au
23 July 2016
Play Lady of the Manor at Otahuna Lodge
“New Zealand’s luxury lodges each have their unique selling point,” Cleo Glyde writes for news.com.au, “and as you wend your way along the freshly raked gravel driveway of an…
 
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Community/General | Mumbrella
22 July 2016
Rhys Darby and Anna Faris in Air New Zealand’s Latest Safety Video
Kiwi comedian Rhys Darby has teamed up with Hollywood actress Anna Faris to play a multitude of…
 
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Golf | Fiji Times
22 July 2016
Three Golfers Selected to Represent NZ at Rio
Lydia Ko, Danny Lee and Ryan Fox have been chosen to represent New Zealand in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, as reported in the Fiji Times. “This is a truly proud…
 
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Film & TV | New York Daily News
21 July 2016
Star Trek’s Karl Urban Meets Hero Harrison Ford
A perk of working for producer J.J. Abrams on Star Trek Beyond was the chance for Wellington-born actor Karl Urban, 44, to visit his boss’ other set….
 
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Music | Wire (The)
25 July 2016
Yeongrak Online in Search of Scuzzy Beats
With the Christchurch earthquake wiping out all of Yeongrak’s previous hangouts, he took refuge in his bedroom, where he withdrew from regular socialising and immersed…
 
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