#201: Finola Dwyer Wins Bafta; Epic Walks; Te Reo on GoPro; Kakapo Genome; Baz; Simon Denny; Sheep Drone

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Film & TV | New York Times (The)
17 February 2016
Finola Dwyer Wins Bafta
Irish emigrant saga Brooklyn, which was produced by New Zealander Finola Dwyer, was named best British picture on Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards.

“The British awards, known as BAFTAs, are considered a portent of success at Hollywood’s Feb. 28 Academy…

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New Zealand | Nomad-Nester
14 February 2016
3 Epic Walks Anyone Can Do
New Zealand has an array of spectacular multi-day walks. Many of the famous tracks like Routeburn, the Rees-Dart track, the Abel-Tasman coastal track or the Milford Track need to be booked in advance, which is what makes…
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Te Reo | YouTube
11 February 2016
Discovering Maori Culture With GoPro HD
Rodrigo’s HDTV takes his GoPro HD around New Zealand to discover the amazing sights and see what the Maori culture is all about. Follow Rodrigo through Auckland, Piha, Rotorua,…
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Nature | BBC
12 February 2016
Kakapo Genome Sequencing a Whole Lot of Help
A group of kakapo will have their genomes sequenced in the hope it will improve the birds’ genetic diversity. There are only 125 kakapo left and every one of them…
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Cricket | The Cricket Monthly
13 February 2016
A Touch of Baz
“Few teams are having as much fun playing cricket as New Zealand, and it’s thanks in large part to Brendon McCullum,” writes Dylan Cleaver in Cricket Monthly.

During McCullum’s time as a captain the team culture changed significantly – also with…

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Visual Arts | Ocula
15 February 2016
A Conversation with Simon Denny
Simon Denny has had a stellar year. The Berlin-based artist had his first significant United States museum solo show with MoMA PS1 presenting The Innovator’s Dilemma, he represented New Zealand at the…
Story
Community/General | Daily Mail
14 February 2016
Mesmerising Drone Footage of New Zealand Sheep
An aerial photographer and qualified pilot has captured some truly mesmerising footage of hundreds of sheep being herded in New Zealand as reported in The Daily…
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Sport | YouTube
12 February 2016
Flare – A Ski Trip (1977)
New Zealand National Film Unit presents Flare – A Ski Trip (1977). The video was filmed in Queenstown and is an International Film Festival award winner. Produced by Tom Williamson and uploaded by archivesnz.
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Fashion | Australian Women’s Weekly
12 February 2016
Stylist Lesley Martin Trims her Fashion Budget
Invercargill-born Lesley Martin, 61, who is a network stylist for Australia’s SBS, set herself a task to spend nothing on clothes for a year and record her 365…
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Taste | Cambridge News
11 February 2016
Introducing Food Creative Frankie de Vorms
With a background in fine art, New Zealand-born Frankie de Vorms’ sweet treats not only taste divine – they’re objects of beauty, according to journalist Alice Ryan…
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Architecture | News 4
11 February 2016
Michael Anderson Takes a Fresh Look at Buffalo
New Zealand-born architect Michael Anderson never thought he would call Buffalo, in New York State home, but after four years at university there in the late…
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Golf | Sydney Morning Herald (The)
10 February 2016
Michael Long Wins Vic Open with Magic Shot
Cromwell-born former PGA Tour professional Michael Long said he could not have hit the incredible chip shot that won him this year’s Vic Open if he had another 99…
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Music | YouTube
10 February 2016
Fat Freddy’s Drop Slings And Arrows Jam
Listen to the the beats of Freddy’s BAYS Studio, Slings And Arrows jam session in the house. Fat Freddy’s Drop are a New Zealand seven-piece band from Wellington, whose musical…
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New Zealand | Perth Now
10 February 2016
Megan Gale a Model Tourism NZ Cycling Ambassador
Australian model, actor and television presenter Megan Gale, 40, once helped promote Australia to Italy on travel show Getaway, now she will use her Maori…
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Wine | Telegraph (The)
10 February 2016
Two Great Reasons to Visit Martinborough
New Zealand’s most expensive wine, Marie Zelie Reserve Pinot Noir 2010 is one good reason to visit Martinborough Vineyards, Wharekauhau Lodge is another, says the Telegraph’s…
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Sport General | State Journal Register
09 February 2016
Jane Carter Makes University of Illinois History
Aucklander Jane Carter is the Great Lakes Valley Conference Women’s Tennis Freshman of the Year, which is, according to the State Journal-Register,…
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