#202: NYNZ artist Max Gimblett; Richie & Lydia NZers of Year; more Marlon Williams; Owls Still Cry; Lonely Lingerie; beautiful pools;

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 24 February 2016 | #202 | New York
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Visual Arts | UNO Magazine
23 February 2016
Heavenly line for NYNZ artist Max Gimblett
“In fact, it was heavenly,” said Grafton, Auckland-born New York artist Max Gimblett, 80, on being invested as Officer of the Order of Merit Award by Governor General Sir Jerry Matapere.

“I thought it would be a bit of a production line; we’d all shuffle in,…

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Rugby | Guardian (The)
22 February 2016
Richie McCaw and Lydia Ko Win New Zealander of Year Awards
Richie McCaw and Lydia Ko have been honoured at the New Zealander of the Year Awards. McCaw was voted ‘New Zealander of the…
Story
Dance | BBC
21 February 2016
New Zealand Sky-High Trapeze Act in World Record Bid
Anna Cochrane, a New Zealand paramedic, has performed a static trapeze act while suspended on a hot air balloon at an altitude of more than…
Story
Community/General | Travel Daily News
21 February 2016
New Zealand Wins ‘Top Country in the World’ Award Voted by British Travellers
With a satisfaction rating of 97 per cent, New Zealand has been…
Story
Music | The 405
20 February 2016
Meeting Marlon Williams
“It seems as though Marlon Williams is a storyteller, first and foremost. There’s a character who lives within the fluidity of each song he sings, driven by every cord he strums,” writes Daniel Harris for The405.

The…

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Design | Tip-Online
20 February 2016
New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Pools
“New Zealand inspires all those, who want to get away from cold weather to have a nice break from everything,” according to the Austrian travel magazine tip-online.

One way to do that…

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New Zealand | Toronto Sun
19 February 2016
Pania of the Reef a Story to Travel
“About 85 per cent of New Zealand’s Maori population live on the country’s North Island, and visitors who want to learn more about the culture of the country’s indigenous people don’t…
Story
Music | Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
19 February 2016
Standing Ovation for Gemma New in Ontario
Conductor Gemma New made her long-awaited mainstage debut in Ontario as the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra’s new music director, receiving a standing ovation from a huge…
Story
Writers | Guardian (The)
19 February 2016
Owls Do Cry Continues to Astonish 60 Years On
The “modern masterpiece” Owls Do Cry, written by New Zealand author Janet Frame in 1957, “about siblings struggling with money, health and grief still has the…
Story
Fashion | New York Times (The)
18 February 2016
Lonely Lingerie Features in the New York Times
New Zealand-based label Lonely Lingerie, which was founded by Helene Morris in 2009, is profiled in the New York Times. Launched as a small partnership between…
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Arts | YouTube
18 February 2016
Auckland Arts Festival: Marama
Auckland Arts Festival presents Marama, a powerful call from women of the Pacific – the voices of a vanishing world. Directed by Nina Nawalowal, composed by renowned New Zealand composer Gareth Farr, and…
Story
Golf | Golf Channel
18 February 2016
Lydia Ko Wins New Zealand Open
Lydia Ko has won the ISPS Handa New Zealand Women’s Open for the third time “on a remarkable day that began with a 5.7 magnitude earthquake rattling Christchurch” and “prevailed playing through what…
Story
Music | Billboard
18 February 2016
Gin Wigmore Making Music at Home in California
“There are singers, and there’s Gin Wigmore,” according to Billboard. “The New Zealand-born, Los Angeles-based artist’s raw, bluesy voice is so…
Story
Business | Telegraph (The)
17 February 2016
Banking Boss Ross McEwan Still up for the Fight
The Royal Bank of Scotland boss, New Zealander Ross McEwan tells the Telegraph about how the bank is helping UK’s small businesses and why trust is…
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Community/General | Huffington Post (The)
16 February 2016
Kim Casali’s Love Is An Inspiration
Auckland-born Kim Casali created the syndicated cartoon feature Love Is…, originally as notes to her future husband, in the late 1960s. As well, in one of the world’s first cases,…
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Visual Arts | New York Times (The)
16 February 2016
Francis Upritchard Opens Her East London Home
In the commune-esque home of New Zealand-born artist Francis Upritchard and her husband, Italian designer Martino Gamper, the colourful trappings of life and work…
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