#198: Luxury Lodge-Hopping in New Zealand

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New Zealand | Financial Times
21 January 2016
Luxury Lodge-Hopping in New Zealand
“Once seen by many as a destination for backpackers to hike, bike and bungee jump, New Zealand’s profile is changing,” Mark Jones writes in a Financial Times feature. “In 2014 the national tourist board developed a ‘premium sector strategy’ that would…

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Writers | Sydney Morning Herald (The)
25 January 2016
Ben Sanders’ Crime Novel Takes on the Big Guns
Ben Sanders’ American Blood is a “world-class thriller,” according to Karen Hardy writing for the Sydney Morning Herald. “It’s perhaps a little…
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Theatre | Sydney Morning Herald (The)
25 January 2016
Thomas Monckton’s The Pianist a Brilliant Hour
New Zealander Thomas Monckton is one of a new generation of mimes, a “luminary”, beginning to “carry the torch in a tradition that brought us Charlie…
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New Zealand | Australian (The)
24 January 2016
Wairau River a Fly-Fishing Paradise
Owen River Lodge is about 100km from Nelson and its owner, Felix Borenstein, says Wairau River is fly-fishing’s Everest.

One minute they are there and the next they aren’t – three of…

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Theatre | Telegraph (The)
24 January 2016
Mime’s New Star Is Trygve Wakenshaw
“Rubber-limbed” New Zealander Trygve Wakenshaw is “one of the most talented acts of the new mime movement,” Tristram Fane Saunders writes for the Telegraph. Trained at École…
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Nature | ABC News
23 January 2016
Moa’s Range of Ecological Roles Irreplaceable
Filling the ecological gap left by the extinction of the moa with imported Australian emus and cassowaries would not work, according to insights into the…
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Cricket | ABC News
23 January 2016
Under-15 Cricket Team Breaks with Tradition
Wakatipu High School Uunder-15 cricket team impressed locals at January’s Western New South Wales Cricket Carnival, wowing locals in the small rural township of Molong…
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Film & TV | Guardian (The)
22 January 2016
Heath Cozens Breaks Stereotypes with Doglegs
Disabled athletes fight the non-disabled in New Zealand director Heath Cozens’ award-winning documentary Doglegs which provides an outlet for five determined…
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Adrenalin | Guardian (The)
22 January 2016
Pack up Your Troubles and Paddle
New Zealand’s only packraft operator Expedition X takes Guardian journalist Ellie Ross into a “secret corner” of the Rees Valley, an hour’s drive north of Queenstown, for a trek into the…
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Rugby | New York Times (The)
21 January 2016
New Zealanders Helping Racing 92 to the Top
The experience of former All Blacks is helping Paris club Racing 92 with long-term ambitions, both nationally and internationally, said club president Jacky…
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Dance | Press and Journal (The)
21 January 2016
Designer Tracy Grant Lord Dresses Scottish Ballet
Aucklander Tracy Grant Lord is the brains behind the costumes and set of Scottish Ballet’s Cinderalla, a production originally created for the Royal…
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Wine | Conde Nast Traveler
20 January 2016
Best Italian Wines New Zealand Made
You don’t have to go to the source to drink world-class Sangiovese or Montepulciano. According to Condé Nast Traveler, some of the finest Italian wine is made right here in New…
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Music | New York Post
20 January 2016
David Bowie Changed Geeling Ching’s Life
In 1983, Aucklander Geeling Ching was 23 years old and waiting tables at a Sydney café when she was chosen to play the lead role in David Bowie’s “China Girl,”…
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Business | Guardian (The)
19 January 2016
Here Comes My Jetpack
“Until now, the idea of flying your own jetpack has been largely fantasy. But 2016 could be the year when it takes off commercially”, writes Stuart Clark for The Guardian.

According to the article several companies are racing to…

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Music | YouTube
19 January 2016
Sir Howard Morrison – How Great Thou Art
NZ Kiwi Music presents Sir Howard Morrison singing ‘How Great Thou Art’ with lyrics. Sir Howard Leslie Morrison OBE, was a New Zealand entertainer. From 1964 until his…
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Sport General | Fortune
19 January 2016
Fitness Tips from Equinox’s Sarah Robb O’Hagan
Top fitness executive New Zealand-born Sarah Robb O’Hagan, president of New York-based Equinox Fitness, tells Fortune how to set realistic goals…
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