#234: Rocket Lab, Kate Catalinac, Cliff Curtis, Wearable Arts, Zane Lowe, Flying Nun + Peter Jackson and more ++

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 28 September 2016 | #234 | New York
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Business | Global Times
21 September 2016
Countdown to New Zealand’s First Space Launch
The New Zealand government has signed a contract with Rocket Lab, “a commercial space launch operator using technology developed in New Zealand, for launch operations on the Mahia Peninsula, on the east of the North Island,” as reported in The Global…

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Media | Advertising Age
28 September 2016
Kate Catalinac Keeping Her Eye on US Elections
Creative director at San Francisco advertising agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, New Zealand-born Kate Catalinac is the co-creator of an…
 
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Film & TV | Deadline
24 September 2016
Cliff Curtis Joins Warner Bros’ Shark Pic ‘Meg’
New Zealand actor Cliff Curtis has joined the cast for Warner Bros’ Shark Pic ‘Meg’, as reported in Deadline. The film is based on…
 
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Fashion | Lucire
27 September 2016
Gillian Saunders Takes Top Honours at World of Wearable Art Awards Show
New Zealand designer Gillian Saunders has taken out the Brancott Estate Supreme Award…
 
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Media | Evening Standard
22 September 2016
Apple’s Zane Lowe Securing the Big Interviews
Apple’s super-DJ is the most powerful player in music – and the man who can bring Britney to London. New Zealander Zane Lowe tells the Evening Standard…
 
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Music | Wire (The)
27 September 2016
Flying Nun History Recounted by Roger Shepherd
“We forget, or don’t know, or don’t think about it – how difficult it used to be to release records if you weren’t signed to a major label, pre-digital…
 
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Film & TV | Forbes
26 September 2016
World-Class Creative Peter Jackson Says Dream
Seventeen-time Oscar winning director Peter Jackson spent some time recently with Forbes correspondent Brian Rashid to share his ideas about creativity…
 
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Watersports | New Paper (The)
27 September 2016
Grant Rawlinson to Row from Singapore to NZ
Adventurer New Zealander Grant Rawlinson, 42, continues to push the limits embarking on a 12,000km rowing and cycling journey from Singapore to New Zealand…
 
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Taste | Lucky Peach
26 September 2016
What Fine Dining Means to Ben Shewry
American quarterly journal of food and writing Lucky Peach magazine features an article in the latest issue on the state of fine dining and talks to 18 of the world’s best chef’s…
 
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Film & TV | Huffington Post (The)
26 September 2016
Stunning NZ Films You Should Know About
“New Zealand certainly brings a fair few ‘bests’ to the table. Aside from being one of the most beautiful countries in the world, responsible for some of the greatest…
 
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Nature | Guardian (The)
25 September 2016
The World’s Only Alpine Parrot Faces Extinction
The New Zealand kea, the world’s only alpine parrot “is at threat of extinction in New Zealand as numbers plummet in the face of threats from non-native…
 
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Film & TV | Hollywood Reporter
25 September 2016
NZ Selects ‘A Flickering Truth’ for Foreign-Language Category
New Zealand has selected Afghanistan-set documentary A Flickering Truth, which was produced and directed by Pietra…
 
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New Zealand | Globe and Mail (The)
23 September 2016
On Top Of A New Zealand Volcano
“When NBA giant Steven Adams returned home to New Zealand this summer/winter (depending on your hemisphere) with an Oklahoma City Thunder contingent, he made a fast break for” Rangitoto Island…
 
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New Zealand | Condé Nast Traveller
23 September 2016
New Zealand Beloved by Expats in HSBC Ranking
New Zealand has been ranked as the runner-up in global financial services company HSBC’s Expat Explorer Survey, in which researchers asked a range of questions to…
 
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Society | BC Business
23 September 2016
The Rise Of Film-Friendly New Zealand
The screen industry in New Zealand is “big business: four of the all-time 20 most profitable films were made here, and revenue in 2015 was $3.22 billion compared to just $2.6 billion in…
 
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Music | Vanyaland
22 September 2016
The Naked and Famous Lay Low
“All The Naked And Famous do is deliver hits,” according to Boston-based online music magazine, Vanyaland. “The New Zealand-[formed], Los Angeles-based electronic pop group first crashed our playlists with…
 
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Visual Arts | Asahi Shimbun (The)
22 September 2016
Photographer Roger Shepherd Dreams of United Korea
New Zealander Roger Shepherd, who holds the record of being the first foreigner to walk in many of the remotest mountains of North Korea since at…
 
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Film & TV | Daily Telegraph (The)
21 September 2016
Actor Michelle Langstone Getting on with It
From McLeod’s Daughters to Power Rangers and Legend of the Seeker, Sydney-based New Zealander Michelle Langstone, 37, is a quiet achiever of television, according to…
 
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Community/General | Travel Pulse
25 September 2016
Peter Jackson Eyes NZ Island For Tourism Project
“Peter Jackson, the man you know as the spirited angel who bestowed cinematic genius upon the world in the form of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy…
 
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