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Community/General | NZEDGE.com
17 March 2016
NZEDGE.COM EDITORIAL (new): 8 Reasons Why I Voted for the New New Zealand Flag
In 2004 I wrote ‘Eight Reasons to Change the Flag’ for Lloyd Morrison’s new flag campaign. Here’s my 2016 update:

– The old flag is a relic, like this once mighty VE Valiant, pictured on Saturday

– There are only a dozen old flags flying in NZ at any…

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New Zealand | Financial Express (The)
14 March 2016
5 Great Rides for Mountain Bikers
There are numerous mountain bike tracks in New Zealand and a lot of new tracks are being created while old tracks are being reworked. “Many follow old pathways forged by early Māori and pioneer…
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Science/Tech | Shanghai Daily
14 March 2016
Goat Milk Promises Cheap Cancer Treatments: New Zealand Scientists
“Genetically modified goat milk has been used to create a new biotechnology process that promises…
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Film & TV | Deadline
13 March 2016
Jono Kenyon To Star in Shonda Rhimes ‘Toast’
Kiwi actor Jono Kenyon has landed the male lead in Toast – ABC’s hybrid comedy pilot from Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers’ Shondaland – alongside…
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Business | Evening Standard
13 March 2016
Joseph Lawrence’s Business Looks Beyondhealth
Joseph Lawrence, a 35-year-old New Zealander and trained musculo-skeletal physiotherapist, thinks he has the answer changing the underlying health issues that…
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Film & TV | Daily Express
13 March 2016
Mark Vette Teaching UK Dogs How to Fly Planes
New Zealander Mark Vette, a professional animal psychologist and zoologist, is currently working on new British television show, Dogs Might Fly. Vette, who taught…
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Film & TV | Vogue
12 March 2016
Lesley Vanderwalt’s Post-Apocalyptic Beauty Tips
New Zealand-born Lesley Vanderwalt, who won both an Oscar for hairstyling and make-up at this year’s Academy Awards and the equivalent at the 2016…
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Fashion | Wired
12 March 2016
AllBird’s Merino Trainers Wow WIRED
AllBird’s new Wool Runners are the brainchild of Tim Brown, 35, a native New Zealander and former All White. And according to WIRED magazine – which rates the sneaker 9/10 – they are…
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Fashion | Mashable
12 March 2016
Keda Hurtles onto Big Apple Catwalks
New Zealander Makeda Soper-Wirangi, 20, was browsing a pharmacy in Melbourne in 2013 when her life changed forever. Scout Phoenix Michael Darley spotted Soper-Wirangi and asked if she had…
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Fashion | National Indigenous Magazine
11 March 2016
Tina Waru Putting Indigenous Design on Fashion Map
Tina Waru organised the recent Global Indigenous Runway event, which was on as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. It was the…
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Taste | New York Times (The)
11 March 2016
Chef Jean Paul Lourdes Heads to Miami
For the menu at El Tucán, a newly opened supper club in Miami, New Zealand-born, French-trained chef, Jean Paul Lourdes did culinary research with big-concept restaurateur Stephen Starr…
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Film & TV | New York Times (The)
11 March 2016
White Lies Unfolds with Inexorable Weight
The 2013 feature film by Mexican director Dana Rotberg, White Lies, is “quiet, graceful, stately and infused with slow tension,” according to New York Times reviewer Paul…
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Film & TV | Los Angeles Times
10 March 2016
Zoë Bell Stands in for Herself in Camino
Quentin Tarantino’s “favourite stunt double,” New Zealander Zoë Bell, 37, “sturdily stands in for herself” in Camino, a survival-thriller set in the jungles of…
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Music | Entertainment Weekly
10 March 2016
Flight of the Conchords Announce US Tour
The Flight of the Conchords return to stages in the United States playing at nearly 30 locations across the country in June and July, the first time the duo has toured since…
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Music | YouTube
10 March 2016
Tami Neilson – Dynamite
Listen to “Dynamite!”, the title track and third single off of Tami Neilson’s album release, “DYNAMITE!”. The music video features male lead/villain as Tom Trevella and housewife/victim as Lizzie Tollemache in a classic…
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Community/General | Nepali Times
09 March 2016
Kiwi Pilot Jason Laing Honoured
New Zealand helicopter pilot Jason Laing has been honoured with this year’s Appareo Pilot of the Year Award. The pilot is best known for his work in the aftermath of last April’s earthquake in…
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