#231: NZ Scores in Expat Report, Robert Redford, NZ Housing, Witi Ihimaera, Simon Denny, Alan Gibbs + Len Lye and more ++

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New Zealand | Bustle
02 September 2016
New Zealand Scores High in Expat Report
New Zealand has been ranked the fifth best country for expats in a ranking by “InterNations, which recently produced the Expat Insider 2016 report — one of the largest expat surveys in the world,” as reported in Bustle. The report ranked a total of 67…

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Film & TV | Stuff
05 September 2016
NZ the Way US Used to Be Says Robert Redford
Hollywood film star Robert Redford, 80, came to New Zealand to expand his Oscar-winning résumé with children’s film Pete’s Dragon, but what he found was an…
 
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Politics and Economics | IMF
02 September 2016
NZ Tops IMF’s Housing Unaffordability List
New Zealand has topped the International Monetary Fund’s list for housing unaffordability and has outpaced 31 other countries in the house prices to income ratio category…
 
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Writers | Business Standard (The)
07 September 2016
Witi Ihimaera on Writers and the Conscience
Gisborne-born author Witi Ihimaera, 72, feels the real role of a writer is to become the conscience of the nation and that Indian writers have set a “fantastic…
 
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Visual Arts | Guardian (The)
06 September 2016
Simon Denny Explains Blockchain with Pokémon
New Zealand-born artist Simon Denny’s forthcoming exhibition – Blockchain Future States – opens on 8 September at Petzel Gallery in New York City. The…
 
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Visual Arts | Monocle
06 September 2016
Collector Alan Gibbs Combining Passion and Purpose
The art world has opened up to welcome new collectors and dealers defined by their zeal, Monocle reports in a profile story, which includes New…
 
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Architecture | Financial Times
06 September 2016
Len Lye Centre Offers a Place of Reflection
“‘Art,’ wrote the [Christchurch]-born artist Len Lye, ‘is the most valuable and least useful of all things ever made.’ Bearing that in mind, how might you make…
 
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Film & TV | Huffington Post (The)
05 September 2016
Pietra Brettkelly’s A Flickering Truth Opens in NZ
When New Zealand-born director Pietra Brettkelly visited Afghanistan in 2012 she heard tell of a secret film archive, constructed during…
 
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Community/General | Guardian
04 September 2016
How Oamaru Became Steampunk Capital of the World
Oamaru “used to be known for its population of blue penguins and having the best-preserved collection of Victorian architecture in the country”…
 
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Design | Guardian (The)
04 September 2016
This Is the Castle That Dot Smith Built
As a child New Zealander Dot Smith dreamed of living in a castle. Growing up on an isolated farm in the 1960s entertainment was scarce – so Dot read, and planned her escape. Five…
 
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Fashion | Observer
03 September 2016
Karen Walker’s Jewels Shine on Magical Hands
Designer Karen Walker has once again turned to older women for her campaigns, hiring models, Phyllis Sues, 93, and Roberta Haze, 78 for her latest jewellery…
 
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Business | Guardian (The)
03 September 2016
US Brands Head to NZ for All-Wool Footwear
As demand for all-wool shoes grows, a number of US footwear brands are heading directly to the source: the sheep pastures of New Zealand. San Francisco-based Allbirds…
 
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Dance | Stuff
02 September 2016
Julliard’s Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson to Graduate
Christchurch dancer Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson, who is understood to be the first New Zealander to be accepted by the prestigious Juilliard School…
 
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Film & TV | NYTimes
01 September 2016
Niki Caro Directing Anne of Green Gables Series
Wellington-born filmmaker Niki Caro will direct the latest adaptation of the classic children’s novel Anne of Green Gables with production beginning in…
 
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Fashion | Independent (The)
01 September 2016
Girls Stars Front Unretouched Lonely Lingerie Ad
Creator and star of hit American television show Girls, Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke are championing the unretouched precedent for Lonely Girls, a journal…
 
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News | Travel Pulse
05 September 2016
Cruise Industry Growing in New Zealand
New Zealand’s cruise industry is experiencing an increase in cruise passengers. More than 254,000 passengers and 92,000 crew members visited the country during the August 2015 to June…
 
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