#207: World-beating Kiwis: Tom Walsh, Lydia Ko, Lisa Carrington, Mark Hunt; plus Matt Lambert’s NY Musket Room, high octane South Island

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Sport General | New Zealand Herald
23 March 2016
Tom Walsh Throws Gold at IAAF World Indoor Champs
Tom Walsh, 24, from Christchurch, has hurled his shot put a personal best of 21.78m, taking the gold medal and bettering his previous mark in outdoor competition of 21.62m, at the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Oregon.

Walsh’s shot, the longest he has…

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Golf | ESPN
29 March 2016
Lydia Ko claims 11th LPGA Tour Title with Kia Classic
New Zealand golfing superstar Lydia Ko won the Kia Classic on Sunday at Aviara, and has reaffirmed her position as the top player in the…
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Wine | Telegraph (The)
29 March 2016
New Zealand Is Mad for Pinot Gris
On a recent trip, the Telegraph’s wine columnist Victoria Moore was surprised to see how “crazy everyone in New Zealand seemed to be for pinot gris.” Moore wonders when Britain will catch…
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Music | Guardian (The)
28 March 2016
David Bowie Saw Lorde As ‘the Future of Music’
David Bowie believed the young New Zealand singer Lorde was “the future of music”.

“David really liked Lorde. They had a few wonderful moments…

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Fashion | New York Times (The)
28 March 2016
Moniek Schrijer Wins Herbert Hofmann Prize At Contemporary Jewelry Fair
Wellingtonian Moniek Schrijer was one of three jewelry designers winning the Herbert…
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Taste | Observer (The)
27 March 2016
Kiwi Chef Matt Lambert’s Restaurant The Musket Room
Kiwi Chef Matt Lambert’s Restaurant The Musket Room – “a hidden gem” in Soho, New York, has been featured in The Observer’s Short…
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Sport General | Fox Sport Australia
26 March 2016
Mark Hunt Wins Over Frank Mir
UFC knockout master Mark Hunt has sent a serious message to the heavyweight division after decimating the legendary Frank Mir on Sunday – “I’m coming to get you guys.”

Despite being 41, Hunt still has…

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Design | Sydney Morning Herald (The)
25 March 2016
Cheryl Boyd’s Stringybark Garden a Magical Surprise
New Zealand-born garden designer and horticulturist Cheryl Boyd’s Stringybark Cottage garden is one of eight private Australian gardens…
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Arts | Stuff.co.nz
25 March 2016
Wellington Sevens 3D Art Work Time Lapse
A talented New Zealand artist does an amazing 3D art work in recognition of the Wellington Sevens Rugby Tournament. Footage by stuff.co.nz.
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Adrenalin | Japan Times (The)
25 March 2016
High-Octane Thrills amid Spectacular Scenery
“There are few, if any, other places in the world where you can do some scenic mountain sightseeing while plunging at a velocity of 200km/h for 3050m of free fall….
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New Zealand | Paste Magazine
24 March 2016
South Island Has a Personality All If Its Own
“Many believe the South Island is less inherently New Zealand than its northern neighbour,” according to American travel writer Max Bonem, “But if you take…
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Film & TV | News.com.au
24 March 2016
Martin Henderson Not Taking Fame Too Seriously
Just how did the star of Grey’s Anatomy New Zealander Martin Henderson, 41, get so comfortable with the slings and arrows of a business which can literally…
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Nature | BBC
24 March 2016
South Canterbury Contractors Unearth Moa Bones
Contractors at a site in South Canterbury have made an unexpected find while digging a trench – dozens of bones belonging to the long-extinct moa.

Workers…

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Visual Arts | Sydney Morning Herald (The)
23 March 2016
Sarah Bentley Curates Trans-Tasman Dialogue
Curator and art writer New Zealander Serena Bentley creates a dialogue between two Melbourne painters – Kate Smith and Meagan Wyke – and three Aucklanders –…
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Opera | Bendigo Advertiser (The)
22 March 2016
Dame Kiri Preparing for Australian Performances
New Zealand-born performer Dame Kiri Te Kanawa will perform a series of concerts in Australia later this year. Te Kanawa’s performances in Bendigo and…
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Watersports | Stuff
21 March 2016
Lisa Carrington World’s Best Paddler
Tauranga kayaker Lisa Carrington, 26, has been named sportswoman of the year at the 2016 World Paddle Awards held in Barcelona.

Carrington received the honour as credit for her…

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