#208: #Helen4sg; Femtech in Wellington; Nikole Lowe’s Tattoos; Emilia Wickstead; Peter Bruntnell alt country; South Island tourism ++ more

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Politics and Economics | Daily Mail
05 April 2016
Global Media Hail Helen Clark’s UN Bid
Former Prime Minister Helen Clark’s announced candidacy for the position of Secretary-General at the United Nations has been hailed around the world by international media.

The UN’s current top ranked woman as head of the organisation’s development programme…

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Golf | SB Nation
05 April 2016
Lydia Ko Wins ANA Inspiration
“Lydia Ko saved her best for last when she birdied the 72nd hole in Sunday’s ANA Inspiration finale to become the youngest golfer in the modern era to win back-to-back major championships”, writes Emily Kay…
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Fashion | Telegraph (The)
05 April 2016
Emilia Wickstead is Classic with a Twist
Eight years ago, New Zealand-born Emilia Wickstead, was working from home in the sitting room of her flat in west London. Now her clothes are worn by the Duchess of Cambridge,…
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Writers | Time Out Hong Kong
05 April 2016
Blair Reeve’s New Children’s Book a Classic
Hong Kong-based New Zealander Blair Reeve, who mentors students at Chinese University in creative writing, has just published children’s book Hogart the…
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War & Peace | Smithsonian Magazine
04 April 2016
After WWII NZ Navy Rocked With Peaceful Mutinies
As far as navies go, the Royal New Zealand Navy is a relatively young one. For most of New Zealand’s time as a British colony, the country was protected…
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New Zealand | Travel + Leisure
04 April 2016
Explore Otherworldly New Zealand by Drone
After one swooping panoramic, filmed with a 3D Robotics drone, you’ll see why New Zealand is such a popular place to go, according to Travel + Leisure magazine.

“I was…

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Community/General | Sydney Morning Herald (The)
04 April 2016
End of The NZ Flag Referendum? Think Again
Last week the results of the New Zealand flag referendum were released: The Kiwis voted against changing the flag and in favour of keeping their current flag.

Is that the…

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Wine | Forbes
03 April 2016
How Far Would You Go For Wine
“New Zealand holds a coveted position in the hearts of travelers, particularly those of us with a bent toward adventure sports or trout fishing or cycling or wine.” “New Zealand marks you. That’s…
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Science/Tech | Bloomberg Businessweek
03 April 2016
Meet the Real-Life Tech Wizards of Middle Earth
Have you ever heard of No. 8 wire? In the 19th century, farmers used the wire to build fences for sheep and later on turned it into a jack-of-all-trades…
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New Zealand | Conde Nast Traveler
02 April 2016
New Zealand’s South Island Sees Tourism Boom Thanks to Instagram
“New Zealand’s South Island is an Instagrammer’s paradise, where no filters are necessary”, writes…
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Science/Tech | Startup Daily
02 April 2016
Wellington: the Most Feminist Tech Ecosystem in the World
Australian tech and media geek Mat Beeche was surprised during a visit to Wellington to sit in front of so many women in…
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Media | Paste Magazine
01 April 2016
Jemaine Clement Plays Joseph Banks in New Podcast
Jemaine Clement returns to radio playing Captain Cook’s botanist Lord Joseph Banks in the podcast The Mysterious Secrets of Uncle Bertie’s…
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Watersports | Swim Swam
01 April 2016
Sophie Pascoe Lowers Own World Record
Kiwi Paralympic swimmer Sophie Pascoe has lowered her own S10 100m fly World Record to 1:02.60 on the fourth day of competition at the 2016 New Zealand Open Championships.

“I was…

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New Zealand | Korea Herald (The)
01 April 2016
Tramping Tracks Offer One Spectacle After Another
New Zealanders work hard to make tramping attractive, according to a travel feature on local tracks in the Korea Herald. The maintenance is…
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Fashion | GQ
01 April 2016
Nikole Lowe’s Tattoo Parlour One of London’s Best
One of London’s best tattoo parlours, according to GQ magazine, is Good Times in Shoreditch, owned by New Zealander Nikole Lowe, who has…
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Music | Guardian (The)
31 March 2016
Peter Bruntnell an Alt-Country Genius
Album after album, the Kingston upon Thames solo artist, Wellington-born Peter Bruntnell produces rich and refined song-craft, yet hardly anyone has heard of him. Could this be his time?…
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