#236: Saving the Kiwi, Waiheke Island, Dan Carter, Kimbra, Francis Upritchard, Thomston + Flying Nun History ++ more

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Nature | BBC
10 October 2016
New Zealand’s Plan to Save The Kiwi
“Some 100,000 wild kiwi could be roaming New Zealand in less than 15 years, according to a new government plan,” reports the BBC. “The Kiwi Recovery Plan 2017-2027 by the Department of Conservation is an attempt to scale up efforts to save New Zealand’s national…

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War & Peace | 60 Minutes
11 October 2016
Don’t Mess with Mary Quin
After narrowly surviving being held hostage, former-Xerox executive, New Zealander Mary Quin tells 60 Minutes how she brought a radical British cleric to justice for his role in the kidnapping. A dual citizen of New…
 
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Z-Files | Belfast Telegraph
12 October 2016
This is the Antrim Coast Road that Andrea Drove
For New Zealander Andrea Bald a recent journey along the Antrim Coast Road in Northern Ireland really was a momentous and breathtaking one as for the first…
 
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Writers | Marianas Variety
11 October 2016
Author Joan Druett Conjures up the Seven Seas
If you love stories of sailing, adventure, the vast Pacific, navigation, or other such things Marianas Variety writer B C Cook wants to introduce you to one of his…
 
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Visual Arts | London Evening Standard
11 October 2016
Francis Upritchard’s Frieze Show a Tour de Force
New Zealand-born Francis Upritchard’s solo presentation at this year’s Art Frieze Fair in London at the booth of London dealer Kate MacGarry…
 
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Music | Interns (The)
10 October 2016
Thomston Making Unashamed Pop Music
There’s a tendency for males making pop with any sort of prefix to skew themselves towards less mainstream channels. That’s exactly why 20-year-old New Zealander Thomston could be the next…
 
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Music | Wire (The)
10 October 2016
Flying Nun History with Pictures
Following a review of founder Roger Shepherd’s memoir In Love With These Times: My Life With Flying Nun Records, Wire magazine has published the stories behind some of the photographs included in the…
 
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Society | Independent (The)
05 October 2016
New Zealand – 13th Most Competitive Country
New Zealand has been identified as the 13th most competitive country in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report. “Countries were ranked…
 
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Community/General | Cruise Critic
09 October 2016
New Zealand’s Summer Cruise Season
New Zealand’s 2016-17 summer cruise season “will welcome a record number of ships, including many first-time visitors, most notably the biggest vessel ever to sail in local waters…
 
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Travel & Tourism | Travel Daily News
08 October 2016
Tourism New Zealand Recognised at Luxperience
Tourism New Zealand “won the prestigious ‘Destination Award’, which is awarded to the destination that best incorporates luxury travel as a key contributor to…
 
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Music | Brooklyn Vegan
07 October 2016
Shifting Sands take Gorgeous Guitar Pop to US
Dunedin psychedelic pop trio The Shifting Sands were encouraged to tour the United States by a big fan, American singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten. Etten said:…
 
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Music | Guardian (The)
07 October 2016
Why 2016’s Exciting New Americana is Antipodean
New Zealanders Nadia Reid and Marlon Williams are part of “a bold young Oceanic Americana cohort” according to the Guardian’s Laura Snapes…
 
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Music | Interns (The)
06 October 2016
Kimbra’s New Single Sweet Relief Praised
New Zealand pop singer Kimbra, 26, has released a new single, the first since the release of her sophomore album The Golden Echo in 2013. “Sweet Relief” is “bloody…
 
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New Zealand | Travel Pulse
09 October 2016
4 Hidden Gems to See in New Zealand
“Tell someone you will be traveling to New Zealand, and you are bound to be showered with plenty of free travel advice,” writes travel blogger Worldwide Scott in an article for Travel Pulse…
 
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New Zealand | Grind TV
08 October 2016
Excellent Reasons to go to New Zealand
While New Zealand “is an adventure traveler’s paradise with bungee jumping, skydiving and extreme zorbing options galore, you don’t have to be Richard Branson to enjoy it all,”…
 
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New Zealand | Perth Now
06 October 2016
Waiheke Island and Great Barrier Island
New Zealand’s “Great Barrier Island is a gorgeous unspoilt spot where native forest runs down steep slopes to beautiful isolated beaches and walking trails interconnect the paved…
 
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Music | GroundSounds
05 October 2016
Carrie Beehan Premieres “Ass In The Middle”
“An artist in the truest sense of the word, Carrie Beehan is now gearing up to unveil her latest sonic self and narrative,” as reported in article in…
 
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Fashion | Stuart Magazine
06 October 2016
Rebecca Taylor Talks Breezy Autumn Denim
New Zealand-born designer Rebecca Taylor, who recently launched her new Parisian-influenced line La Vie, talks with Stuart Magazine about the collection, a lot of denim, and her…
 
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Rugby | YouTube
10 October 2016
Dan Carter on His Life in France
Former All Black Dan Carter, who retired from international rugby last year, now plays for French Team Racing 92. In this clip he spoke to France 24 about his new life in France. Dan Carter is…
 
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