#228: NZ’s Anti-Nuke Anniversary, Gin Wigmore, Thomas Monckton, Rochelle Bright, NZ Walks, Snow Adventures + William Trubridge and more ++

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Politics and Economics | ABC News
17 August 2016
NZ’s Anti-Nuke Win Approaches 30th Anniversary
When the Royal New Zealand Navy celebrates its 75th birthday in November, US warships will be there. It will be the first time any American military ship has entered a New Zealand port since the country’s controversial anti-nuclear legislation was passed in 1987…

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Music | CNN
16 August 2016
Obama Picks Gin Wigmore for Summer Playlist
New Zealand musician Gin Wigmore’s “Man Like That” has made President Barack Obama’s “hand-selected” summer playlist, alongside classics from Aretha Franklin…
 
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Theatre | List (The)
16 August 2016
Thomas Monckton’s Energetic Edinburgh Double Bill
Thomas Monckton demonstrated what an outstanding physical clown he is via his previous solo show, The Pianist. Only Bones, his newest work on as…
 
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Theatre | Huffington Post (The)
16 August 2016
Rochelle Bright Brings Daffodils to Edinburgh
New Zealand-born playwright Rochelle Bright is swiftly earning a name for herself through the success of her breakout stageshow Daffodils, which has just opened at…
 
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New Zealand | Lonely Planet
14 August 2016
New Zealand’s Best Walks
Two New Zealand walks – the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and the Rees-Dart Track -have been featured in a Lonely Planet article on Australia’s and New Zealand’s best free walks. New Zealand’s Tongariro Alpine…
 
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New Zealand | D’Marge
13 August 2016
The 6 Best Snow Adventures In New Zealand
“The land of the long white cloud is home to breath-taking topography that ranges from indigenous beech forests to scorching beaches to wine country,” writes Elyse Romano…
 
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Watersports | Spin-Off
12 August 2016
Human Dolphin William Trubridge
William Trubridge “is easily the greatest freediver to ever live, a multiple time world champion and holder of two of the three most significant world records in the sport,” writes Don Rowe for The…
 
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Music | Elle Magazine
15 August 2016
Parris Goebel Gets the Planet on the Dance Floor
World-famous choreographer Parris Goebel, 24, is making her own music now, because she can. ELLE magazine goes behind-the-scenes on the Auckland set of her…
 
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Film & TV | The Gambit
15 August 2016
Hunt for the Wilderpeople Transcends Boundaries
New Zealand “recently found its top native filmmaker in the unlikely form of 40-year-old comedian and actor Taika Waititi,” writes Ken Korman in a Hunt…
 
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Community/General | EnterpriseInnovation.net
15 August 2016
New Zealand Connects To Ultra-Fast Broadband
“More than one million households, businesses, schools, and hospitals in New Zealand are now connected to the government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) services…
 
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Arts | Daily Star (The)
14 August 2016
Tape Face Finally Speaks Out
America’s Got Talent star Sam Wills, aka Tape Face, “has finally spoken out about his act’s remarkable success on the show,” as reported in The Daily Star. Wills’ “audition was watched by more than 39…
 
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Music | Canberra Times (The)
13 August 2016
Adventures in Pianoland a Sister Act
Greymouth-born sisters, composer and songwriter Jan Preston (pictured), 65, and writer and director Gaylene Preston, 69, have combined talents to collaborate on their first stage show…
 
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Motorsports | Daily Record
12 August 2016
Mad Mike Whiddett Drifts into Swindon
If you are a hesitant driver, if T-junctions make you shudder and merging makes you quail, New Zealander Mad Mike Whiddett’s antics are not for you, warns Scotland newspaper the Daily…
 
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Business | Korea Times (The)
12 August 2016
Roger Shepherd Promotes Charms of Korea
After spending eight years as a safari guide and wildlife ranger in Africa, New Zealander Roger Shepherd, 50, left for the mountains of Korea where he began a hiking…
 
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Film & TV | IndieWIRE
11 August 2016
Rhys Darby Gets Wrecked
Rhys Darby is keeping busy. When IndieWire got the Aucklander on the phone, he was in Vancouver filming an unspecified role in the upcoming series adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events. It was a project he described as…
 
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Sport General | Triathlon Magazine Canada
11 August 2016
Jamie Turner Unfurls Triathlon Magic in The Gong
In the late 1990s New Zealander Jamie Turner, Triathlon Canada’s current coach, earmarked the beachside mecca of Wollongong in New South Wales as an…
 
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Music | TNT Magazine
10 August 2016
Fat Freddy’s Drop Chat Ahead of BoomTown
Internationally regarded as one of the world’s finest live draws, seven-piece band Fat Freddy’s Drop has a sound that has developed over the years, TNT Magazine reports…
 
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Film & TV | Movie News Guide
11 August 2016
Ride With Pete’s Dragon in 360 Flyover Experience
Walt Disney has given fans an opportunity to ride with Pete’s pet dragon Elliott (Pete’s Dragon) in a VR/360 experience that was created with…
 
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Community/General | BBC
10 August 2016
New Zealand’s ‘ATM for Mood Deposits’
A cash machine-like terminal that asks people about their feelings instead of dispensing money has been installed in New Zealand city Whangarei as part of an art project called…
 
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