#232: Ben Shewry; Scott Dixon, Warren Gatland, Jamie Joseph, Dave Verheul, Raewyn Hill + Hera Lindsay Bird and more ++

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 14 September 2016 | #232 | New York
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Taste | Gourmet Traveller (The)
12 September 2016
Ben Shewry is Gourmet Traveller’s Chef of the Year
New Zealander Ben Shewry, owner of Melbourne’s Attica, has been peer-voted Chef of the Year in the Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards. “Eleven years after answering a newspaper ad for a head chef position the New Zealand expat finds himself at the…

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Motorsports | Los Angeles Times
12 September 2016
Scott Dixon Wins at Watkins Glen
Watkins Glen International is a special place for New Zealander Scott Dixon. He showed why again winning the IndyCar Grand Prix at the historic New York race track. Fastest in every practice and…
 
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Rugby | New York Times (The)
13 September 2016
Warren Gatland Looks to Dethrone the ABs
Warren Gatland, 52, landed in New Zealand last week only two days after being given the job of overthrowing what may be the country’s most cherished institution: the All Blacks…
 
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Rugby | Japan Times (The)
14 September 2016
Japan’s Brave Blossoms Welcome Coach Jamie Joseph
In his first press conference since taking charge of Japan national rugby team the Brave Blossoms, New Zealander Jamie Joseph warned fans to…
 
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Taste | The Age
13 September 2016
Dave Verheul Chef of the Year Finalist
New Zealand-born Dave Verheul, who has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants with Marcus Wareing and Gordon Ramsay in London, plus a stage at Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck…
 
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Dance | West Australian (The)
13 September 2016
Raewyn Hill Making Dance Accessible to All
Chances are if you visited the Art Gallery of Western Australia recently you would have seen New Zealand-born Raewyn Hill and the Co3 dancers rehearsing for The Cry…
 
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News | Guardian (The)
11 September 2016
New Zealand’s Most Exciting Young Poet
Hera Lindsay Bird, who “has become a cult favourite for her explicit, cutting and often funny writing” was “catapulted from respected but anonymous graduate writer to…
 
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New Zealand | Daily Mail
11 September 2016
Queenstown – More Than Adventure
“Immortalised by Peter Jackson in Lord Of The Rings, tourists now flock to Queenstown’s frosty lakes and rolling hills every year in search of the same magic created by the films,”…
 
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New Zealand | Paste Magazine
10 September 2016
Wine and Dine Your Way Through NZ
“From freshly caught seafood to lamb, meat, everything, the delicious yet frequently underrated cuisine New Zealand offers should top your foodie-travel bucket list,” writes A. Van Houten for…
 
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New Zealand | William Patino Photography
10 September 2016
NZ’s Must-See Photography Locations
New Zealand boasts “some of the finest natural landscapes on Earth” and is a “paradise for photographers and nature lovers alike”, writes William Patino on his photography blog…
 
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Arts | Guardian (The)
09 September 2016
Dayna Grant on Life As A Stuntwoman
Kiwi stuntwoman Dayna Grant has “worked as a double for A-list actors including Charlize Theron and Tilda Swinton during her thrilling 20-year career, but to the easy-going Kiwi…
 
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Design | InStyle
09 September 2016
Anouska Hempel Gives London Hotel a Sleek New Makeover
“As one of the first classic boutique townhouse hotels in London, The Franklin has recently experienced an extraordinarily stylish…
 
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Music | Rolling Stone
08 September 2016
Producer Joel Little Teams up with Ruth B in LA
Lorde’s former producer, Grammy-award winning New Zealander Joel Little, 33, is now working with Canadian singer-songwriter Ruth B on her first LP…
 
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Innovation | Australian (The)
09 September 2016
Wellington Unveils National Virtual Reality Complex
Work on New Zealand’s first national virtual reality complex has begun in Wellington, writes David Swan in an article for the Australian…
 
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New Zealand | GazetteXtra
08 September 2016
Wildlife and Wilderness Galore in the South Island
“As a chilly dusk fell on [the] tiny [Curio Bay] famous for wildlife and Jurassic-era fossilised trees, a white-coated figure waddled gingerly…
 
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New Zealand | National Geographic
07 September 2016
How NZ’s Glaciers Shaped the Origin of the Kiwi Bird
When the kiwi arrived in New Zealand several million years ago “it found few threats and plenty of opportunities.” “In the absence…
 
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Theatre | Canberra Times (The)
08 September 2016
Mel Dodge Gets Her Brontë on in Canberra
New Zealand playwright and actor Mel Dodge depicts the personal passions of Jane Eyre author Charlotte Brontë in Miss Brontë, on at Canberra’s Queanbeyan Performing Arts…
 
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Taste | South China Morning Post
07 September 2016
Nicholas Clark Caters to China’s Craft Beer Lovers
New Zealander Nicholas Clark is one of a number of foreigners who have invested in China’s new enthusiasm for craft beer. Clark opened Craft…
 
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Te Reo | YouTube
12 September 2016
Matariki Festival 2016 Highlights
Watch the highlights of this year’s Matariki Festival at Te Papa and hear about what makes Matariki a special time for those who helped celebrate at Te Papa.
 
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